Trying juveniles as adults

Overview of the Juvenile Justice System in California

Overview of the juvenile justice system in Californai 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

Lawmaker Modifies Sex-Assault Bill Targeting Teens

Article in SF Gate regarding modification of SB 838 by removing two year mandatory minimum sentencing requirements MORE

SJ Mercury News Article on SB 838

Article discusses controversial bill SB 838 "Audrie's Law" which would create a new crime for "sexting", reduce confidentiality in juvenile court hearings, and expand the number of juveniles tried in ... MORE

Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee

Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee re: costs of SB 838 MORE

Letter to Assembly Public Safety Committee - SB 838 - Oppose

Letter to Assembly Public Safety Committee Opposing SB 838 - a bill that would create of new crime for "sexting" and impose mandatory minimum sentences. MORE

Letter to Senate Public Safety Committee - SB 838 - Oppose

Letter to Senate Public Safety Committee opposing SB 828, a bill that would create a new crime for "sexting" and impose mandatory minimum sentences. MORE

SB 1223 (Kuehl) - 2003-2004 California Legislative Session

This is a bill sponsored by the Youth Law Center, which would have provided for resentencing of juveniles tried as adults after they serrved 10 years or reached age 25. The bill was not enacted, but ... MORE

AB 945 (Nunez) - California Legislative Session 2003-2004

The Youth Law Center sponsored this bill, which makes it more difficult for youth being tired as adults to be routinely transferred to adult jails. The bill was enacted into law. It adds Welfare and... MORE

Proposition 21: Preventing or Abetting Crime (Interview with Sue Burrell (Daily Journal - December 13, 1999)

This is a December 13, 1999 Daily Journal article on Proposition 21, a voter inititative that dramatically changed juvenile law in California -- primarily by making it easier to try youth in the adult... MORE

Mental Health Issues Facing Adolescents in the Juvenile Justice System: Part I - The Lack of Mental Health Resources, Part II - Prosecution of Juveniles as Adults

Part I explores the lack of mental health resources and services for youth in the system, and Part II discusses the mental health impact of increased prosecution of juveniles as adults (and consequent... MORE