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 […]

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For a Half-Century, Pioneering Reformer Worked To Downsize Juvenile Incarceration

Two decades ago, justice reformers Paul DeMuro and Bart Lubow toured a Cleveland juvenile detention facility with corrections officials. As the group discussed policy and practice while walking along one of the prison-like tiers, DeMuro […]

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Advocates Ask California Supreme Court to Release L.A. Youth from Juvenile Jails as COVID Threat Surges

An escalating pressure campaign that began with letters and public protests on behalf of hundreds of incarcerated youth in Los Angeles reached the highest court in California Tuesday – an appeal by advocates to save […]

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Juvenile Justice Systems Wrestle with How to Shrink the Number of Youth in Lock-Up as Pandemic Intensifies

After advocates pressed Los Angeles County health officials, the Department of Public Health will now inspect juvenile detention facilities administered by the county’s Probation Department. As health concerns for youth in detention mount, advocates in […]

Child Welfare

L.A. Board of Supervisor Candidates on the Issues: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Housing and Homelessness

This week, The Chronicle of Social Change is publishing a series of posts from leading candidates running to succeed Mark Ridley-Thomas on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Ridley-Thomas is stepping down because of term limits, and a […]