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‘Incorrigibility’ Label Eliminated from New York’s Child Welfare Law
$100 Million Investment in Housing for Homeless Youth Moving in California Legislature
Los Angeles Moves Ahead with $35 Million Plan to Repurpose Juvenile Detention Camp
A shuttered juvenile detention camp in the far reaches of Los Angeles County’s Antelope Valley will become a live-in job training site for young adults who’ve been homeless, incarcerated or raised by the foster care system, under a $35 million plan approved last week by county supervisors.
New York To Close Youth Detention Facilities, Over Local Opposition
Amid a long-running national campaign to keep children out of locked detention centers, the New York state government this week finalized plans to shutter two of its juvenile facilities.
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.
Presence of School Resource Officers Debated in Small Towns, Too
Two decades after schools across the country beefed up police presence on campus in response to the mass shooting at Columbine High, the uprising over the killing of George Floyd has prompted communities small and large to rethink that trend in the name of racial justice.
As Pandemic Raged, COVID-19 Testing Was Rare In New York’s Youth Lockups
Pork Is Back
It has received very little attention, even in the Beltway news sources, but Congress has given itself the power to issue earmarks again for the fiscal 2022 budget year.
Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice Commissioner Fired
The head of Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice Department was fired last week after a months long personnel investigation into allegations that she had harassed, bullied and intimidated employees, leaving at least one in tears.
Missouri Governor Seeks Millions to Keep Teens Out of Adult System
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) is asking lawmakers for $18 million in next year’s budget to keep most 17-year-olds out of adult jails.
Lawmakers approved a bill making that a policy in 2018, and the law technically went into effect on Jan.