Disposition / placement

SB 1143 Support Letter - Request for Signature

Letter to Governor Brown requesting his signature; a bill limiting use of solitary confinement for juveniles in detention in California. MORE

Overview of the Juvenile Justice System in California

Overview of the juvenile justice system in Californai MORE

Locked Up and Alone

Article exploring solitary confinement in juvenile facilities against the backdrop of SB 124 (Leno), currently pending in the California Legislature. MORE

San Diego City Beat "Legislation seeks to end isolation in juvenile facilities"

Article in San Diego City Beat on SB 124 (Leno), a in the California legislature that would limit the use of isolation in juvenile facilities in California, MORE

Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration

Report by the Justice Policy Institute outlining the costs of juvenile incarceration. MORE

Juvenile Justice Can Be Less Expensive and More Effective

Op-ed by YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell on the cost of juvenile detention published by the Sacramento Bee MORE

Prison for Teen Who Lit "Agender" Youth's Skirt on Fire Thwarts Healing

Blog, by Youth Law Center Staff Attorney Sue Burrell, for the Huffington Post, on the sentencing of a teen who was tried as an adult. MORE

Overview of the Juvenile Justice System in California

An overview of the juvenile justice system in Calfiornia, MORE

Challenging Lenthy Post-Disposition Commitments to Juvenile Halls

The purpose of this memorandum is to address ways to challenge the imposition of lengthy or extended post-disposition confinement, such as 200 or 300 days, in juvenile halls and to provide a resource ... MORE

Probation Provisions in California’s Fostering Connections to Success Act - Powerpoint Presentation

On August 30, 2011, Jennifer Rodriguez and Maria Ramiu presented a webinar on “Probation Provisions in California’s Fostering Connections to Success Act.” Probation staff from more than twenty c... MORE

Ricardo M. - Cases on Commitment to Juvenile Hall

Cases on commitment to juvenile hall in chronological order. Note that the statutes have changed over time – especially W & I § 777, but also the purpose clause (W & I § 202). Also, some focus on... MORE

Title IV-E for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System - YLC Fact Sheet

This fact sheet by the Youth Law Center is on Title IV-E and in question and answer format. Title IV-E of the Social Security Act provides federal matching funds to help states pay for foster care pl... MORE

DJJ’s Implementation of AB 1628 Transferring Post-Release Supervision to County Probation

This memo summarizes a presentation at a public meeting of the Juvenile Parole Board (JPB) on January 31, 2011, at which Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) representatives explained how they will impl... MORE

Youth with Developmental Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System - Power point Presentation

This power point presentation summarizes the results of a survey of probation departments. It lists common problems as well as promising practices. MORE

Difficult to Place: Youth with Mental Health Needs in California Juvenile Justice

This report presents the findings of Youth Law Center's research into placement issues for juvenile justice youth with mental health needs in 10 California counties.  The focus of the research was yo... MORE

Difficult to Place: Summary of Findings

This is a shorter version of the original report that presents the findings of Youth Law Center's research into placement issues for juvenile justice youth with mental health needs in 10 California co... MORE

In re Sean W. Amicus

This is an amicus to a case that presents the question whether Senate Bill 459 ("S . B 459") changed the law to give juvenile courts increased power to set maximum confinement time in cases involving ... MORE

The Human Impact of Crowding in Juvenile Detention

This article explores the human impact of crowding as actually observed in detention centers around the country through the eyes of juvenile advocates. It paints a dismal portrait of a system which is... MORE