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SB 439 Becomes Law, Ending the Prosecution of Children Under 12

On September 30th, Governor Brown signed a historic piece of legislation ending the prosecution of children under 12 in juvenile court.

SB 439 Heads to the Governor's Desk

Senate Bill (SB) 439, a bill co-sponsored by CJCJ and others, passed in the Legislature and is awaiting a signature from the Governor.

CA Lawmakers Consider Ending the Treatment of 14- and 15-Year-Olds as Adults

Senate Bill 1391 will end the transfer of younger teens into adult criminal court, keeping them in the juvenile justice system where education and rehabilitation services are mandatory.

SB 190 Becomes Law, Ending Harmful, Unlawful, and Costly Juvenile Justice Fees

California takes the lead in juvenile justice reform, ending the harmful, unlawful, and costly practice of charging fees to families with youth in the system. 

CJCJ Co-sponsored Bills Clear Senate Policy Committees

On April 4th, SB 190 and SB 439 passed Senate policy committees after strong testimony from legislators and advocates, and broad public support.

94.1 KPFA | Upfront: CJCJ's Maureen Washburn on youth reform legislation

CJCJ's Maureen Washburn discusses several pieces of important juvenile justice reform legislation that will decrease the negative impacts of justice-involvement on youth.

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