LA County Votes To Reimagine Youth Justice

“The efforts leading up to this point started in August 2019 when the LA County Board of Supervisors voted to explore ways of transitioning the county’s juvenile justice system to a rehabilitative, care-first youth justice agency centered around support. 

In response to the board’s 2019 motion, The Youth Justice Work Group was established in January, which consisted of a diverse group of system-impacted youth, county representatives, service providers, community organizers and justice partners.

The newly passed motion is based on an October report from the workgroup’s findings and research which was put together by consultants at the W. Haywood Burns Institute, a Black-led nonprofit that is centered around transformative justice.”

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