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PRESS RELEASE: California Abolishes Regressive and Racially Discriminatory Juvenile Legal System Fees – Western Center on Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SACRAMENTO— Today California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 1290[1] (SB 1290), a bipartisan juvenile justice reform bill that outlaws the collection of administrative fees that disproportionately extract wealth from low-income, Black and Latinx families. Previously, local courts and probation departments across the state imposed fees on families for their child’s involvement in the juvenile...

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Juvenile defense ‘undervalued’

Published: 8/24/2020 8:11:07 PM Modified: 8/24/2020 8:11:04 PM CONCORD — A national nonprofit says legal representation for young people in New Hampshire is “gravely undervalued,” leading to inadequate access to attorneys and unnecessary rates of probation and court involvement. The National Juvenile Defender Center released its report last week after spending a year examining how the state handles juvenile delinquency...

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Study Favors Harsh Teen Sentences | Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorney

A study concerning violent crimes committed by juveniles and commissioned by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has yielded controversial results, according to a report published by The Appeal earlier this month.  In a press release[1], the attorney’s office revealed that the study included a team of eight forensic experts headed by Dr. Michael Welner[2], a forensic psychiatrist well known for...

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County Coalition Responds to Legislation on Juvenile Justice Realignment – California State Association of Counties

August 30, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        Contact: Sara Floor, Communications Manager916-926-8769; email: sfloor@counties.org [1] SACRAMENTO – A coalition of California County Representatives respond to new developments in legislation related to Juvenile Justice.   The California State Association of Counties (CSAC), the Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC), the County Behavioral Health...

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