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We need your help to keep young people closer to home!

SB 284 (Beall), the Keep Youth Close to Home Act, encourages counties to keep youth nearer to family and community by creating a financial disincentive for sending young people to the DJJ facilities. This bill will be an important step in ensuring that young people are kept out of California's remote and dangerous state institutions. 

Will you take 5 minutes TODAY OR TOMORROW to voice your support for SB 284?

The bill will be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, June 26th and members need to hear from you! It could be a close vote and every call counts.

SB 284

What should I say?

"Hello, my name is [NAME] from [CITY or ORGANIZATION]. I'm calling to ask for the Assemblymember's support for SB 284, which will help to keep young people out of state institutions and closer to their families and communities. For our youth to thrive, they need the support of loved ones and community resources. Please register my support for this important bill." 

Which offices should I call?

  • Assemblymember Eggman (San Joaquin County): (916) 319-2013
  • Assemblymember Gonzalez (San Diego County): (916) 319-2080   
  • Assemblymember Bloom (LA County): (916) 319-2050 
  • Assemblymember Calderon (LA County): (916) 319-2057       
  • Assemblymember Chau (LA County): (916) 319-2049   
  • Assemblymember Gabriel (LA County): (916) 319-2045     
  • Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (Imperial & Riverside counties): (916) 319-2056 
  • Assemblymember Maienschein (San Diego County): (916) 319-2077   
  • Assemblymember Petrie-Norris (Orange County): (916) 319-2074

What if I have questions?

Please reach out to Maureen Washburn, CJCJ Policy Analyst at with any questions about Senate Bill 284. We appreciate your support for California's youth!

Keywords: DJJ, SB 284

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