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Why Teen Drug Use Surveys Are Meaningless
After California decriminalized marijuana, teenage behaviors improved dramatically. Pay no attention to dubious drug-use surveys, which bear no relationship to any measure of youthful well-being.
Increasing Public Engagement with California's BSCC
The February 12 BSCC Board meeting in Ventura saw promising developments, but the agency must be transparent and inclusive of those communities most impacted by their decisions.
From Selma to Ferguson
Although dealing with events of more almost 50 years ago, the film Selma is current. As the old saying goes, “the past is prologue.”
California’s opportunity to move beyond prison-like facilities for youth
The punitive prison-like facilities that dominate juvenile corrections are clearly not working. California should use new funding stream to create nurturing, rehabilitative environments.
Brown’s budget misses opportunity to shrink prison system
Despite the lowest crime rate in decades, and recent and potential reductions in the prison population, Brown continues to up prison spending and expand capacity.

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