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A Shifting America: Latinos and a Health Equity-Centered Approach to Juvenile Justice

Residents of East Salinas are looking to indigenous practices to change their county’s approach to juvenile justice. 

Report smacks Monterey County for sending more than its share of felons to prison.

By sending more non-violent felons to prison than the state average, Monterey County isn’t doing as much as it could to help efforts for prison realignment, according to a new report.

Monterey County works to track data on realignment, crime rate

Now, despite the somewhat quixotic nature of the quest, Monterey County officials are working to come up with a more fact-based view of local crime and whether state prisoner realignment plays any role in it.

Monterey County youth arrests down, but incarceration up
Monterey County youth arrests down, but incarceration up Monterey Herald, November 15, 2012
Federal officials with anti-violence forum see big changes in Salinas
Federal officials with anti-violence forum see big changes in Salinas Monterey County Herald, August 15, 2012
Monterey County judges raise bail rates, already among highest in state
Monterey County judges raise bail rates, already among highest in state Monterey Herald, June 16, 2012
Monterey County Jail overcrowding stymies rehabilitation programs
Monterey County Jail overcrowding stymies rehabilitation programs Monterey Herald, June 16, 2012
Juvenile Dept. Worried about Housing High-risk Offenders
Juvenile Dept. Worried about Housing High-risk Offenders Central Coast News KION/KCBA, February 2, 2012
Few Monterey County minors tried as adults
Few Monterey County minors tried as adults Monterey Herald, August 26, 2011
Quiet Crisis: Youth Violence, Race and Justice

This report is a preliminary portrait of some key trends in youth violence and the juvenile justice system in Monterey, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties since the mid-1980s.

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