juvenile justice

1:56pm

Wed January 8, 2014

Youth Radio: Uncovering injustice in the justice system

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From our partners at Youth Radio.
Source: Youthradio · Via: Brandon McFarland
This week on the Youth Radio Podcast, we take a close look at two policies within the juvenile justice system: sentencing and restitution, the practice of making youth offenders pay fines to the state, and to the victims of their crimes.

5:23pm

Tue October 15, 2013
Cops & Courts

County rehabilitation camps absorbing California's young offenders

Tina Hayes School of Etiquette Class

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’s most serious young offenders are held. For youth from Alameda County, being sent to one of the DJJ facilities is one of the worst alternatives. They’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.

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11:33am

Thu September 19, 2013
Education

Youth Radio: Study shows negative impact of police in Oakland schools

A recent study by the Black Organizing Project, Public Counsel, and the ACLU, shows  that the police presence in Oakland schools has a negative impact on students. School policing isn’t a new topic but since the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, administrators and school officials have been pushing for even more police presence in schools. But statistics show that the police aren’t helping.

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2:07pm

Thu August 22, 2013
Education

Youth Radio: Staying off probation, and teaching others how

In 2008, Reinaldi Gilder promised himself that he would never go back to jail. Since his release in December of that year, he’s not only managed to keep his word, he has also shown others that they can do the same.

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4:18pm

Wed July 31, 2013
Cops & Courts

Clearing a criminal record for a juvenile comes at a cost

It was a little past seven o’clock on a late summer morning in Fremont, California, and 18-year-old D was already running late. At six-foot-one, with black hair and designer glasses, he looks like an Indian version of Clark Kent. It was an important occasion for D, which by the way, isn’t really his name. He asked not to be identified, since that would have defeated the entire purpose of what he was trying to do that day.

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