Juvenile Justice

California’s Plan to Raise the Age of Its Youth Justice System Heads to the Legislature

A plan to expand California’s youth justice system to include 18- and 19-year-olds is heading to the state legislature. State Senator Nancy Skinner (D) is advancing Senate Bill (SB) 889, which would expand the jurisdiction […]

Child Welfare

Klobuchar, Murkowski Introduce Bill on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced legislation today that would restore long lost federal dollars to help children affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol. The Advancing FASD Research, Prevention […]

Juvenile Justice

California Governor Newsom Vetoes Effort to Shrink State Juvenile Justice Agency

Nearly nine months after California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced that he would transform the state’s juvenile justice system, he again moved to bolster the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) on Sunday by rejecting a […]

Juvenile Justice

California Considers Decriminalizing Truancy

The California State Senate will vote Friday on a measure that seeks to decriminalize truancy and limit the power of probation departments to work with youth who have not been charged with any crime through […]