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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.

Governor Brown’s Final Budget Delivers Wins and Losses for Youth Justice

In the FY 2018-19 budget, California makes prudent new investments in community-based youth but fails to modernize the state’s juvenile justice data bank and needlessly expands the troubled state youth correctional system.

California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 1)

The money bail system was designed to ensure that people charged with an offense return to court for trial. In practice, however, it rewards those who can afford to pay and punishes those who cannot.

Spotlight on New Juvenile and Criminal Justice Legislation

Newly proposed legislation would preserve access to in-person visitation, strengthen juvenile data collection, and involve law enforcement officers in diversion.

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