Juvenile Justice

California’s Plan to Raise the Age of Its Youth Justice System Heads to the Legislature

A plan to expand California’s youth justice system to include 18- and 19-year-olds is heading to the state legislature. State Senator Nancy Skinner (D) is advancing Senate Bill (SB) 889, which would expand the jurisdiction […]

Child Welfare

Let’s Do Better for California Kids, Families and Communities

As leaders of organizations that serve children, youth and families who have come to the attention of child welfare, special education, juvenile justice and behavioral health systems, we have seen firsthand the successes and failures […]

Justice

Reports Cites Mental Health Treatment Gaps at California’s DJJ Facilities

Months after California’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) left federal oversight over conditions at its correctional facilities, advocates say that problems like institutional violence and poor mental health care are endemic at the three remaining […]