Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice http://kalw.org en Serving up fewer suspensions and more interaction http://kalw.org/post/serving-fewer-suspensions-and-more-interaction <p></p><p>Not long ago there was a food fight at Ralph Bunche High School. And Angel Hernandez is in trouble. He’s 18, a senior, and he’s not admitting anything happened. He’s slouched in his chair in a circle in a room whose walls are covered with positive messages: ‘Respect,’ ‘Listen,’ ‘Trust.’ His mom, Maria Ramirez, sits at his side. Also in the circle is the cafeteria worker Miss Mina, and she looks pretty ticked off. “Everybody starts throwing stuff,” she says. “I said excuse me, how old are you guys? You guys want to clean up my kitchen?”</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 02:19:05 +0000 Leila Day 35863 at http://kalw.org Serving up fewer suspensions and more interaction Correcting youth corrections in California http://kalw.org/post/correcting-youth-corrections-california <p><em>This week, US Supreme Court took up the issue of life without parole for juvenile offenders. The question for the justices is whether children who commit murder should have the chance at some point in their lives to prove they should be let free.</em></p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:58:38 +0000 Rina Palta 7858 at http://kalw.org Correcting youth corrections in California How an electoral tweak is throwing California lobbyists into disarray http://kalw.org/post/how-electoral-tweak-throwing-california-lobbyists-disarray <p>In 2012, a big shift will hit California&rsquo;s electoral system: open primaries. Open primaries, brought in by voters through 2010&prime;s Proposition 14, will allow the top two vote-getters in any primary for state office to advance to the general election, which means we could see districts with two Republicans or two Democrats competing in a general election. Mon, 05 Dec 2011 22:21:43 +0000 Rina Palta 2395 at http://kalw.org How an electoral tweak is throwing California lobbyists into disarray