Still, a Promise of Reform for California’s Juvenile Justice System

“In January 2012, California Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a historic reform of the state juvenile justice system, the Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF), by giving counties full responsibility for managing their offender population.

This initiative, named Juvenile Justice Realignment, would have ended state intake of youth by 2013 and closed all facilities by 2015. The governor subsequently rescinded this proposal due to aggressive lobbying by state law enforcement associations.”

Read more: http://jjie.org/still-promise-of-reform-for-californias-juvenile-justice-system/90471?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+jjie+%28JJIE+RSS+Feed%29

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