October 5, 2016


New Law Protects Foster Youth from Unfair Detention

The Youth Law Center is pleased that Governor Brown has signed AB 2813 by Assemblymember Richard Bloom.  This bill, sponsored by the Youth Law Center,  protects children and youth in foster care from being needlessly detained in juvenile hall due to their foster care status, harmonizing the standards used by a probation officer to detain youth with those used by the juvenile court.  In addition, the bill updates outdated detention criteria that are out of line with the standards used by the court at the detention hearing, out of step with current probation practice, and inconsistent with the purposes of juvenile detention.

Letter to Governor Brown Requesting Signature

AB 2813 Fact Sheet