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Building a New Juvenile Justice System
- Kate McCracken, Apr 29, 2014
The Board of State and Community Corrections is responsible for allocating $80 million dollars in juvenile facility construction funding. It is time to use this fiscal allocation differently and change the shape of California's juvenile justice system.
Building a local foundation for state juvenile justice success
- Brian Goldstein, Mar 12, 2013
California counties have increasingly served as incubators for model policy innovation. State policymakers must nurture this bottom-up reform to ensure a balanced approach that benefits our justice-involved youth and promotes public safety.
Texas juvenile justice reforms highlight California's shortcomings
- Brian Heller de Leon, Oct 18, 2012
- A new report shows that Texas has proceeded on a similar track as California in its statewide efforts to reform its juvenile justice systems yet with superior results, specifically in the state's community-based models run by counties. As in California, the Texas state-managed facilities were plagued with scandals for years, with independent investigations revealing extensive physical and sexual abuse of youth wards in the Texas Youth Commission (TYC). The incarcerated youth population…
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