YLC and the law firm Baker McKenzie have filed a lawsuit
against a newly formed organization that is conducting juvenile justice planning in violation of state law. This new organization, called the County Probation Consortium Partnering for Youth Realignment
, is created and run by 55 California counties
and Probation Departments and is publicly funded. The suit, filed on behalf of the California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice (CAYCJ)
, an organization of directly impacted youth and families, is asking the court to stop the organization’s secret data collection and closed-door decision making and force them to comply with CA’s public meetings and records laws. These laws ensure that youth and the community is able to actively participate in planning and decisions that deeply impacts them, something the Consortium is preventing from occurring.