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California's Division of Juvenile Facilities: Nine Years After Farrell
- Apr 22, 2013
This publication reviews the progress DJF has made in implementing Court-ordered reforms, using qualitative and quantitative data from the court-appointed expert in safety and welfare, the Special Master who oversees all Farrell reforms, and the CDCR.
Institutional setting continues to hinder DJF staff reform efforts
- Emily Luhrs, Feb 28, 2013
Age-old practices have slowly begun to shift at California’s Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF) as staff experiment with common-sense reforms, such as positive reinforcement, limiting use of isolation, and providing access to outdoor recreational space. However, barriers towards sustainable reform will exist as long as youth are housed in outdated institutions.
DJF's reform efforts, sounding like a broken record
- Emily Luhrs, Dec 13, 2012
- The purpose of the juvenilejustice system is to rehabilitate youth, a concept California's Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF) continues to struggle with. Progress in reform efforts through the Farrell lawsuit, now entering its second decade, have begun to sound like a broken record. In October 2012, the most recent Report of the Special Master released to the court commends DJF on certain improvements; however, areas crucial to the reform process have yet to meet compliance. Key areas…
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