L.A.’s Probation Offices Close as Advocates Urge Department to Lower Use of Lockup

The Los Angeles County Probation Department announced on Tuesday that it would shutter all probation offices, close down juvenile detention facilities and consider ways to lower new entries in an effort to prevent the spread […]

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 […]

Juvenile Justice

Los Angeles County Probation Now Under Civilian Oversight, With Subpoena Power

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a civilian oversight body for the the county’s Probation Department that can make unannounced visits and legally compel documents and witnesses. In recent years, the […]