June 30, 2021
YLC featured in LA Times article
“The new approach is a troubling replication of state lockups at the local level, said Meredith Desautels, a staff attorney at the Youth Law Center in San Francisco.
“My major concern is that what we’re actually going to see is youth who never would have gone to [state facilities] spending more time in secure confinement than they would have prior to the closure,” she said.”
YLC staff attorney Meredith Desautels was featured in a recent LA Times article on efforts to phase out state-run youth prisons. You can read the full article here