Sayre Quevedo http://kalw.org en Making sense of California youth sentences http://kalw.org/post/making-sense-california-youth-sentences <p><em>For juveniles in California being sentenced for crimes, things just got a little more complicated. Proposition 21 requires mandatory minimums for juveniles that often translate into long sentences. In California alone, there are hundreds of inmates serving juvenile sentences totaling between 50 and 200 years. Advocates argue that these sentences are the equivalent of life without parole. This summer, the State Supreme Court agreed and ruled that unusually long sentences for juveniles unconstitutional. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 23:43:15 +0000 Sayre Quevedo 18212 at http://kalw.org Making sense of California youth sentences Shrinking the skills gap for unemployed young adults http://kalw.org/post/shrinking-skills-gap-unemployed-young-adults <p>Even with almost 13 million Americans out of work, companies still complain that they have open positions that go unfilled because they can&rsquo;t find the right talent. One organization thinks it&rsquo;s found a solution to the skills gap problem. It&rsquo;s helping young people who have a high school diploma or GED find jobs in growing sectors of the economy like technology and high finance.</p><p>Two years ago Breyana Scales says she was stuck between a dead end job painting kids&rsquo; faces at a theme park while trying to get through college.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 00:42:36 +0000 Sayre Quevedo 15218 at http://kalw.org Shrinking the skills gap for unemployed young adults Sealing A juvenile record has its benefits and barriers http://kalw.org/post/sealing-juvenile-record-has-its-benefits-and-barriers-0 <p>It&rsquo;s widely assumed that most crimes committed by juveniles are sealed or expunged when the person turns 18, but that&rsquo;s far from the case. In most states young people have to apply to seal their record, which can involve bureaucratic hurdles, fees and court appearances. Youth Radio spoke to Rourke Stacy, who has worked for the Los Angeles&nbsp; County&rsquo;s Public Defender&rsquo;s Office for nearly 11 years, as a felony trial lawyer, and an attorney doing juvenile delinquency trial work.</p><p>Turnstyle: How informed do you think the public is about sealing records?</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Sayre Quevedo 9834 at http://kalw.org Sealing A juvenile record has its benefits and barriers Sealing a juvenile record has its benefits and barriers http://kalw.org/post/sealing-juvenile-record-has-its-benefits-and-barriers <p>It&rsquo;s widely assumed that most crimes committed by juveniles are sealed or expunged when the person turns 18, but that&rsquo;s far from the case. In most states young people have to apply to seal their record, which can involve bureaucratic hurdles, fees and court appearances. Youth Radio spoke to Rourke Stacy, who has worked for the Los Angeles&nbsp; County&rsquo;s Public Defender&rsquo;s Office for nearly 11 years, as a felony trial lawyer, and an attorney doing juvenile delinquency trial work.</p><p>Turnstyle: How informed do you think the public is about sealing records?</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:11:07 +0000 Sayre Quevedo 9833 at http://kalw.org Sealing a juvenile record has its benefits and barriers Is California juvenile correction so bad? Bill Sessa says, "no" http://kalw.org/post/california-juvenile-correction-so-bad-bill-sessa-says-no <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px; text-align: left; ">In 2005, California&#39;s juvenile prison system got a face lift. The name changed from CYA, short for California Youth Authority, to the Division of Juvenile Justice or </span>DJJ<span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 16px; text-align: left; ">. And many policies began to change along with the name.</span></p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Sayre Quevedo 9356 at http://kalw.org Is California juvenile correction so bad? Bill Sessa says, "no"