Child Welfare

California’s Funding Formula Tries to Close the Achievement Gap for Disadvantaged Youth. But How is the Money Spent?

California Governor Jerry Brown’s budget includes full funding for a state program meant to boost support for foster youth and other vulnerable populations in schools. But advocates are criticizing the program for its lack of […]


Gov. Brown’s Final Budget: Increased Spending on Foster Youth Education, New Home Visiting and Juvenile Justice Programs

Even as the state faces a potential recession and changes to the federal tax code, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) made significant investments in the state’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems in the first […]

Juvenile Justice

Round-up of California Juvenile Justice Legislation for 2016

Originally published by Witness LA from September 28 to October 4. This was part of a longer round-up of California legislation on Witness LA.  Juvenile Justice Data-Gathering A bill that aims to standardize the way California’s […]