Boy’s Abuse Was No Secret

By Ari B. Bllomekatz  |  Los Angeles Times  —  Friends and family say they suspected that Starkeisha Brown beat her 5-year-old son — but nobody called authorities. Such inaction has its roots in distrust of police and child-protection workers. In Starkeisha Brown’s small circle of South Los Angeles, it was no secret that her 5-year-old son was the victim […]

Posted Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Kids Count Data Book Available

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 19th annual Kids Count Data Book is now available. The annual Data Book is a national and state-by-state profile of the well-being of America’s children that seeks to enrich discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all kids. The Data Book ranks states on 10 key measures and provides […]

Posted Monday, June 16th, 2008

Corene Kendrick on Commonwealth Club Panel

Corene Kendrick will be one of the panelists on the Commonwealth Club’s panel, “Fostering California’s Future:  Mental Health Care Changes”.  The presentaion is on June 23, 2008.  

Posted Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Herald Salinas Article re L.H. Settlement

Lawsuit Gives Paroled Youths New Set of Rules – Arrested Juvenile to Get Hearing in 13 Days By Julia Reynolds  |  Herald Salinas Bureau  — Youths facing a return to prison on parole violations will be awarded the same rights as adults after the state settled a landmark class-action lawsuit this week. “The juvenile system has always been […]

Posted Friday, June 6th, 2008

Young Parolees Given Basic Rights

By Karen de Sa  |  Mercury News  —   A significant legal settlement announced Wednesday grants thousands of juvenile parolees fundamental due process rights for the first time in California history. Under the agreement reached in a Sacramento federal court between youth advocates and state officials, offenders who violate parole will soon be afforded the basic constitutional rights granted […]

Posted Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Sacramento Bee Article re L.H. Settlement

California Settlement Extends Adult Parollee Rights to Juvenile Offenders By Andy Furillo  |  Sacramento Bee  — Inmates rights lawyers and the state settled a lawsuit Wednesday that will grant to juveniles parolee rights already extended to adults. Under terms of the federal court deal, youthful offenders will have the right to a lawyer during parole revocation proceedings, to […]

Posted Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Prompt Juvenile Parolee Hearings to Be Held

By Bob Egelko  |  San Francisco Chronicle  —   The state agreed Wednesday to hold prompt hearings and protect the rights of juvenile parolees who are sometimes held for months while awaiting rulings on whether they violated their parole. The California Division of Juvenile Justice also agreed to limit sentences for juvenile parole violations to one year and to […]

Posted Thursday, June 5th, 2008

LA Times Article re L.H. Settlement

State OKs Changes for Juvenile Parole Violators -Settlement Promises Attorneys and Timely Hearings for Youths By Michael Rothfeld  |  Los Angeles Times  — SACRAMENTO — — The state has agreed to provide attorneys and timely hearings for juveniles accused of violating parole, in a settlement of a federal class-action lawsuit by youths who said prison officials infringed on […]

Posted Thursday, June 5th, 2008

L.H. v. Schwarzenegger Settles

A settlement was reached on June 4, 2008, between the California Division of Juvenile Justice and juvenile parolees in L.H. v. Schwarzenegger, a federal class action lawsuit alleging widespread violation of youths’ constitutional rights.  The suit was brought by two San Francisco law firms, Rosen, Bien & Galvan, LLP and Bingham McCutchen, and the Youth […]

Posted Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

California Settles Lawsuit Over Young Parolees’ Rights

By Don Thompson  |  AP National Story  —   SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California announced the settlement of a federal lawsuit Wednesday that accused the state of violating juvenile offenders' constitutional rights. The settlement requires the state to begin giving young offenders the same swift hearings that are given adults who are accused of violating their parole. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton […]

Posted Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Press Release re L.H. v. Schwarzenegger Settlement

Settlement Announced by Division of Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Parolees in Lawsuit over Lack of Due Process in Parole Proceedings California DJJ Agrees to Sweeping Overhaul of Parole System to Comply with Constitution. (San Francisco, CA – June 4, 2008) – Juvenile parolees today reached an agreement with the California Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) […]

Posted Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

L.H. v. Schwarzenegger Settles

A settlement was reached on June 4, 2008, between the California Division of Juvenile Justice and juvenile parolees in L.H. v. Schwarzenegger, a federal class action lawsuit alleging widespread violation of youths’ constitutional rights.  The suit was brought by two San Francisco law firms, Rosen, Bien & Galvan, LLP and Bingham McCutchen, and the Youth […]

Posted Wednesday, June 4th, 2008