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New York City Court’s Coronavirus Plan Might Mean Longer Stays in Foster Care or Youth Detention

New pandemic directives from New York City court officials may lead to longer stays in juvenile detention or foster care for some young people, The Chronicle of Social Change has learned.  A coronavirus response plan […]

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After Feds Leave, Pepper Spray Use Skyrockets Again in L.A.’s Juvenile Justice System

Just a few years after Los Angeles County exited a monitoring agreement with the Department of Justice, the county’s probation department has seen a return of rampant use of pepper spray in settling altercations and […]

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Gabriel, Oscar and Tyrone Struggle to Escape Juvenile Past through ‘Everyday Desistance’

When we first meet Gabriel, the 24-year-old from South Los Angeles seems to have turned a corner. After cycling through the juvenile justice system for much of his teenage years — including a six-month stay […]

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New Report Paints Picture of Dysfunction, Rampant Racial Disproportionality in L.A.’s Juvenile Probation System

A scathing report recently made public by the Los Angeles County Probation Department paints a troubling picture of the agency that oversees the county’s juvenile justice system. The report describes long-standing department-wide problems, including decrepit […]