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Counties begin to speak out in support of juvenile justice realignment

County officials and local communities are beginning to voice support for the Governor's juvenile justice realignment proposal.

San Francisco County Board of Supervisors signed a resolution in March to support the closure of the State youth correctional institutions and reaffirming their commitment to model juvenile justice practices at the county level.  Read the resolution to learn more.

The Bakersfield Californian published an editorial at the end of April condemning Kern County's historic dependence on the archaic and failed State youth correctional system and urging the County to "pay its own tab."  Read the full article to learn more.

David Muhammed, Chief Probation Office of Alameda County, announced he will no longer send youths from Alameda County to the State's Division of Juvenile Justice.  Listen to KALW's radio discussion on Your Call, "What should juvenile justice look like?" to learn more.

The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice joins these voices in reaffirming its support for the Governor's juvenile justice realignment proposal and its commitment to serving youth through model programs at the county level.

Read CJCJ's Juvenile Justice Realignment Series: Parts One, Two, and Three, to learn more about the implications of juvenile justice realignment for California's 58 counties.

Keywords: DJF/DJJ, fiscal policy, Selena Teji, state policy

Posted in Blog, Realignment, Juvenile Justice

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