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Despite Concerns About Girls, L.A. County Plans to Close Six Juvenile Camps in Consolidation Plan

A plan released by the Los Angeles County Probation Department this week calls for shuttering six of the county’s juvenile detention camps over the next two years. The proposal would also relocate girls currently housed […]

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Ghost Youth Diversion Program Part of $36.7 Million in Unspent Probation Department Money

Los Angeles County has amassed a $36.7 million hoard of unspent money that is earmarked for community-based approaches to preventing at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice system. Among the unspent dollars is funding for […]

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Developing a Trauma-Informed Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions

From the report: “Many youth end up in the juvenile justice system, not because of the seriousness of their crime but because appropriate community-based treatments and services to address their specific needs are lacking, their […]

Child Trauma

Toward a Positive Youth Justice System

Intro / Part One / Part Two / Part Three / Part Four / Part Five / Part Six / Part Seven / Close Today, we officially conclude “Positive Youth Justice: Curbing Crime, Building Assets,” a series that imagines an entire juvenile justice system built on the positive youth development (PYD) […]