juvenile justice http://kalw.org en Double Charged: Youth Radio Reporters on their Series About the True Cost of Juvenile Justice http://kalw.org/post/double-charged-youth-radio-reporters-their-series-about-true-cost-juvenile-justice <p></p><p>For the past year, Youth Radio's Sayre&nbsp;Quevedo and Myles Bess have been investigating the true cost of the U.S. juvenile justice system for a series called Double Charged. They focused their reporting on California, which has the largest overall population of incarcerated youth in the country.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:54:20 +0000 News Producer 46228 at http://kalw.org Double Charged: Youth Radio Reporters on their Series About the True Cost of Juvenile Justice Double Charged: The True Co$t of Juvenille Justice http://kalw.org/post/double-charged-true-cot-juvenille-justice <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times;">Standing in the hallway outside a hearing room at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, you see benches filled with teenagers and their families–waiting to appear in court– many dressed up in button down shirts and ties, looking their Sunday best. A lot of moms, too, and little brothers and sisters who’d clearly rather be elsewhere.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:54:28 +0000 Myles Bess 46221 at http://kalw.org Double Charged: The True Co$t of Juvenille Justice Double Charged: Restitution http://kalw.org/post/double-charged-restitution <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 10px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia; color: rgb(66, 66, 66);">Ricky Brum stood with one of my producers in an alleyway behind a furniture store in Manteca, California, and to be honest, it was a little awkward. He didn't&nbsp;really want to be there. Last February Brum set some cardboard boxes on fire just a few feet away.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:39:37 +0000 Sayre Quevedo 46219 at http://kalw.org Double Charged: Restitution Double Charged: Teens on House Arrest With GPS http://kalw.org/post/double-charged-teens-house-arrest-gps <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times;">Seventeen-year-old Elisa Morris-Jackson is sitting on the couch in sweatpants and a hoodie. It’s seven p.m. and she’s watching the TV show “Dancing With The Stars.” Seven p.m. each evening is also the time when about 130 other juvenile offenders in Alameda County, California are required to plug in and sit down for their mandatory two-hour battery charge.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times;">“I’m going to be so excited to get this thing off of me,” she said.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:21:43 +0000 Sayre Quevedo 46220 at http://kalw.org Double Charged: Teens on House Arrest With GPS County rehabilitation camps absorbing California's young offenders http://kalw.org/post/county-rehabilitation-camps-absorbing-californias-young-offenders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">California has been in an ongoing struggle trying to figure out how to deal with overcrowding in prisons. The problems extend to the Division of Juvenile Justice, where the state&rsquo;s most serious young offenders are held. For youth from Alameda County, being sent to one of the </span>DJJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> facilities is one of the worst alternatives. They&rsquo;re spread out all over the state, which means it can be hard to keep family connections, and complaints of abuse and unsafe conditions have dogged the system for more than a decade.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:23:35 +0000 Leila Day 34491 at http://kalw.org County rehabilitation camps absorbing California's young offenders