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.
Lawmaker Modifies Sex-Assault Bill Targeting Teens
Article in SF Gate regarding modification of SB 838 by removing two year mandatory minimum sentencing requirements
Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee
Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee re: costs of SB 838
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.
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.
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 the adult criminal system. The article quotes YLC Staff Attorney Sue Burrell,
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 system and by increasing sentences and enhancements for crimes. The Youth Law Center was actively engaged in trying to defeat the […]
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 Institutions Code section 206.7, which provides that a juvenile may be transferred to an adult jail, only if the court […]
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 years later, the U.S. Supreme Court recognized a right of review for juveniles sentencing to life without parole for […]
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 incarceration of youth in adult jails and prisons). For each issue, the scope of the problem is discussed, its components analyzed, and […]