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Sentencing enhancements intended to deter gang activity are overly punitive, conflict with the juvenile justice system’s mission, and have a disproportionate impact on young people of color.
NCCD President Alex Busansky facilitated a conversation, between San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, on recent justice reforms in their respective jurisdictions. The topic is of particular relevance to reform-minded criminal justice professionals, given the transformational role prosecutors can play.
Selena Teji on the 58 cooks in California's juvenile justice kitchen Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, August 24, 2011
Statements by prosecutors following the January 16 ruling by a San Francisco Juvenile Court judge that four "Potrero Hill gang members" committed first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, and gang-related crimes in the 2007 shooting death of a 17-year-old woman and wounding of another teen outside a community center raise troubling questions about juvenile justice. According to prosecutors and the judge's ruling, one of the youths, now an adult, used a gun to murder…
Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.
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