California Expanding Job Training to Systems-Impacted Youth, Replicating Successful Los Angeles Model
Following a model out of L.A., community-based organizations in California combine federal job training funds with other essential services for young people leaving foster care or probation — including housing and education support.
New Round of COVID-19 Infections Hits California Youth Prisons
After Quarantine, Some Rural California Schools Face New Kinds of Discipline Challenges
As schools in California's Monterey Bay region have seen an uptick in student violence, some residents want police officers back on campus.
Florida Proposes End to Costly Juvenile Court Fees
A bipartisan group of Florida state lawmakers filed two companion bills that would prohibit juvenile court fees in the state.
Child Welfare, Youth Justice Program Leaders Among Winners of New York’s David Prize
The creators of a nonprofit helping foster youth age out of the system, and a program to better launch young adults leaving lockups are among five New Yorkers awarded a prestigious local prize for their innovation.
California Weighs Plan to Shrink Probation Supervision Terms for Youth
As the state continues to shrink its juvenile justice system, a bill before the California State Legislature would limit probation supervision to six months for most youth arrested by police, regardless of the offense committed.
Punitive Youth Justice Still Ignores Science in America, Report Says
Although the population of youth locked up in America plunged by two-thirds between 2000 and 2018, the country stubbornly continues to lead the world with its rate of 60 per 100,000, according to a new report.
Los Angeles District Attorney-Elect George Gascón Vows to Stop Prosecuting Juveniles as Adults
Los Angeles County Weighs a Transformative Model for Youth Justice
Last year, Los Angeles County supervisors called on a panel of judges, prosecutors, public defenders and youth advocates to reimagine a juvenile justice system and report back. Now, the results are in, and the 150-member group is calling for an entirely new approach: Instead of surveillance and incarceration, teams of counselors, mediators and community members would help respond to crises and guide youth who commit crimes toward restorative justice and job opportunities.