Child Welfare

California Extended Foster Care to 21. Was It Enough?

Just weeks before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered schools and businesses and isolated millions of people in their homes, a California senator introduced groundbreaking legislation to reimagine how the state supports some of its most vulnerable, […]

Juvenile Justice

Monterey County to Shrink Its New Juvenile Hall Amid Falling Incarceration Rates and Push for Police Reform

With the pandemic pounding government coffers and growing national protests over policing in communities of color, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors announced Tuesday that it will reduce the size of its soon-to-be constructed juvenile […]

Coronavirus

L.A. County Leaders Want To Keep Juvenile Incarceration Numbers Low After Pandemic

During the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic, Los Angeles County released hundreds of youth from lockup over fears that juvenile detention centers would breed infection. Now, local leaders are looking for ways to […]