Adolescent years are critical to growth and development. Young people who are on probation deserve a chance to meaningfully demonstrate
California took meaningful action in 2018 to affirm the idea that youth need care, not cages by committing a one-time
In 2018, California took a major step towards addressing the criminalization of foster youth for minor behaviors and low-level offenses
This is a continuing effort to address the troubling findings by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of
This California legislation and accompanying $10 million budget request would create local county pilot offices of youth development and diversion
A 2017 San Francisco Chronicle investigation revealed that California shelters were funneling hundreds of foster children, some as young as
In 2016, more than 40,000 California youth were arrested or cited by law enforcement officers for misdemeanor and status offenses.
In 2014, California enacted SB 855, clarifying that a child who is sexually trafficked is a victim of child abuse.