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The end of an era?
A story in the Los Angeles Times caught my eye.  The title tells most of the story: "California to close its largest juvenile prison ." The institution is the Heman G. Stark Youth Correctional Facility in Chino.  They will convert it to an adult prison and eventually transfer the young offenders to other programs in the state, mostly in county facilities closer to their families. Stark has been part of what most experts consider one of the "dinosaurs" of juvenile institutions, the California…
From Houses of Refuge to 'Youth Corrections': Same Story, Different Day
From Houses of Refuge to 'Youth Corrections': Same Story, Different Day
Troubles in the CYA Nothing New
Troubles in the CYA Nothing New
100 Years Of The Children's Court: Giving Kids A Chance To Make A Better Choice

In commemoration of the American Juvenile Court's Centennial, this book includes the stories of 25 individuals who were justice-involved as youth and became successful adults. 

Emerging from Darkness: Reinventing San Francisco's Juvenile Justice System

The juvenile justice system should be viewed as one element along a continuum of social institutions designed to foster social development. 

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Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.

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