Child Trauma

California’s Surgeon General Readies Statewide Screening for Child Trauma

Soon after being appointed California’s first-ever surgeon general, Nadine Burke Harris took off on a barnstorming tour across the state to talk about adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress, an issue she calls “the biggest […]

Child Welfare

Gavin Newsom Names Kimberley Johnson to Head California Child Welfare System

Kimberley Johnson has been announced as the new director of the California Department of Social Services (DSS), which oversees the state’s county-run child welfare system. “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve as […]

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The Next Chapter for Reforming California’s Juvenile Justice Agency: A Therapeutic Model

As California works toward finalizing a new state budget, the legislature this week provided some long-awaited clues about the future of reforms to the state’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). A budget approved by the […]

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As Governor Considers Reforms, Violence Rising at California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities

California’s state juvenile justice facilities have become more violent again, and one advocacy group said it is time to start setting them on a path to extinction. A report by the Center for Juvenile and Criminal […]