November 21, 2019


YLC featured in new SF Chronicle investigative report

“If they’re concerned about safety in the home, I’m not sure how that leads to the conclusion that you should lock up the child,” said Meredith Desautels, a staff attorney at the Youth Law Center in San Francisco, which advocates for juvenile justice reforms. “Separating someone from their family at that moment of crisis seems so counterproductive.”

Click here to read the San Francisco’s most recent article, “Major Crimes, Major Time” from their ongoing series Vanishing Violence, on the state of California’s juvenile justice system.