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Reforming Juvenile Justice: The Governor’s Plan to Shift Care of Serious Offenders to Counties Has Some Advocates Concerned

For decades, California teens who committed the most-serious crimes—robbery, assault, murder—were sent to state juvenile prisons to serve their sentences. Now that is about to change. A controversial new law that takes effect next year will dismantle the state’s current juvenile justice system and transfer responsibility for convicted youth back to counties. Orchestrated this year […]