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Youth Filed Fewer Complaints Amid the Pandemic. Is DJJ's Grievance Process Broken?

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed troubling flaws in the grievance process for youth confined in California’s state-run juvenile justice facilities.

CA Legislators Call for Youth Releases Amid COVID-19 Outbreak at DJJ

CJCJ stands behind more than a dozen state legislators in urging Governor Newsom to take swift action on the COVID-19 crisis at the state’s youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile Justice.

Report Update: COVID-19 Cases Surging in CA Youth Prisons

COVID-19 cases inside the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) increased sevenfold in July. Now, another dangerous outbreak is putting youth at risk.

New Report: DJJ Fails to Protect Youth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 cases inside the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) increased sevenfold in July. Meanwhile, California is failing to prevent another dangerous outbreak.

Tell Governor Newsom to Act Now: Protect Youth at DJJ from COVID-19 Outbreak

California must act immediately to protect youth from the COVID-19 pandemic.

California Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

California must move quickly to halt the spread of COVID-19 within the state’s youth correctional institutions, the Division of Juvenile Justice.

Tell Governor Newsom to Act Now: Address COVID-19 in Jails and Juvenile Facilities

California must act immediately to understand the scope of COVID-19 infection, inspect county facilities, and protect those inside. 

New Report: California’s Youth Correctional Institutions Jeopardize Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

From overcrowding and unsanitary buildings to a lack of access to quality health care, DJJ facilities put youths' safety at risk.  

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