Analysis

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 […]

Analysis

L.A. Board of Supervisor Candidates on the Issues: Closing Juvenile Halls

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 […]

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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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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 […]