Updates on Los Angeles County Reimagining its Youth Justice System

In 2019, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors assembled a group of local youth leaders and advocates, judges, prosecutors, public defenders and county agency directors and tasked them to re-invent juvenile justice in the state’s most populous county.  

The resulting recommendations from the commission, called the Youth Justice Advisory Group, proposed that the county adopt a more care-oriented public safety strategy that and focused less on incarceration and supervision and instead prioritized health well-being, restorative justice and crisis mitigation. The entire report can be found in the 2020 report, Youth Justice Reimagined

The W. Haywood Burns Institute served as consultants to facilitate the Youth Justice Advisory Group’s work. 

Below are highlights and news articles from the progress in Los Angeles County:

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