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.
Twenty-four years ago, California changed its laws to allow the prosecution of 14 and 15-year-olds in adult criminal court. This
California issues more suspensions than high school diplomas each year. Some schools suspend more than one out of every four
Findings by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) reveal California has done a
Numerous scientific studies, court decisions and experience have demonstrated that children are less culpable than adults for the same acts,
Currently, children in California, no matter how young, can waive their Miranda rights whether they understand them or not. Senate