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California Bill Limiting Youth Probation Will Be Considered Next Year
California's AB 503, known as The End Endless Probation Act, would put limits on youth probation. It was filed inactive this legislative session but will be considered next year.
State Agency Declares L.A.’s Juvenile Halls ‘Unsuitable for Confinement of Minors’
Los Angeles County Supervisors Approve Therapeutic Approaches to Youth Detention
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to expand therapeutic approaches to juvenile detention Wednesday, which includes mentorship, restorative justice programs and more time outdoors.
North Carolina Raises the Floor for Prosecution to 8 Years Old
Six- and 7-year-olds accused of committing felonies in North Carolina will no longer be prosecuted in criminal court under a juvenile justice bill Gov. Roy Cooper signed on Aug. 30.
Barred from Sending Probation and Foster Youth Out of State, California Officials Have Managed to Find Them Local Homes and Programs
More than 130 children have been brought back to California and counties now have more than $100 million to develop in-state, locally based programs.
Court Records Show COVID-19’s Psychological Toll on Puerto Rico’s Incarcerated Youth
As pandemic lockdowns dragged on, youth in lockups sought to harm themselves. A federal judge has called the situation "constitutionally unacceptable."
Ready or Not, There They Go
In coming years, Washington's Department of Children, Youth, and Families will work to get transition-age youth ready to exit state systems.
Pittsburgh Detention Center Ordered to Close Next Month Amid Ongoing Violations
A juvenile detention center in Pittsburgh must close by Sept. 18 after findings that staff failed to correct major violations for years.