Youth Justice Reimagined
L.A.’s Mis-Investment in Youth Incarceration
Youth in Los Angeles County shouldn't be imprisoned, they deserve to be invested in, write Tommy Morris and Julio Marcial.
After Statewide Reform, L.A. County Will Rely on Camps, Not Juvenile Halls
Los Angeles County Needs to Put the Money Behind its Motion to Help Justice-Involved Youth
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Youth Justice Reimagined, but hasn't adequately invested in the new juvenile justice model.
Plan to Transform L.A. County’s Youth Justice System Hits a Snag
Five months after Los Angeles embraced a sweeping plan to reform its juvenile justice system, the county’s chief executive officer announced funding would not be included in her proposed budget for next year, angering many youth advocates.
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.