Child Welfare

California Child Welfare System Braces for Coronavirus Impact 

As state and local leaders throughout Los Angeles County and statewide work to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, concerns remain about how such measures could impact youth and families involved with the child […]

Los Angeles

A Plan for the Nation’s First Civilian-Run Probation Oversight Commission

A team tasked with creating the nation’s first civilian-run probation oversight commission is demanding unannounced inspections to juvenile detention facilities, subpoena power and an independent grievance filing system. Those are among the slate of powers […]

Justice

Slated to Close, Los Angeles Juvenile Detention Camp Will See Second Life as Voluntary Job Training Center

With a dwindling population of youth in its juvenile detention facilities, Los Angeles County will convert a soon-to-be-shuttered juvenile detention camp into a voluntary residential re-entry and vocational training center for so-called “disconnected youth” in […]

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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 […]

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Ghost Youth Diversion Program Part of $36.7 Million in Unspent Probation Department Money

Los Angeles County has amassed a $36.7 million hoard of unspent money that is earmarked for community-based approaches to preventing at-risk youth from entering the juvenile justice system. Among the unspent dollars is funding for […]