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4:29pm

Tue May 1, 2012
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May Day: Youth Radio has it covered

Today Youth Radio is providing live coverage of May Day protests and marches on their blog. Visit www.youthradio.org for updates.

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2:00pm

Mon April 30, 2012
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Sealing A juvenile record has its benefits and barriers

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It’s widely assumed that most crimes committed by juveniles are sealed or expunged when the person turns 18, but that’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  County’s Public Defender’s Office for nearly 11 years, as a felony trial lawyer, and an attorney doing juvenile delinquency trial work.

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10:11am

Mon April 30, 2012
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Sealing a juvenile record has its benefits and barriers

Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarae/

It’s widely assumed that most crimes committed by juveniles are sealed or expunged when the person turns 18, but that’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  County’s Public Defender’s Office for nearly 11 years, as a felony trial lawyer, and an attorney doing juvenile delinquency trial work.

Turnstyle: How informed do you think the public is about sealing records?

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10:25am

Mon April 23, 2012
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Bureaucrats and Technophiles: A love story

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Jennifer Pahlka loves bureaucrats.

While that proclamation got her some laughs at a recent Google/MTV Big Tent event at Mountain View’s Computer History Museum, Pahlka, who founded Code for America in 2010, followed up with an earnest statement about the work that CFA’s fellowships support in collaboration with local governments. ”We think bureaucrats get things done. There’s certainly a lot to complain about,” she conceded, “but we think that we need to make bureaucracy more…sexy.”

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12:00pm

Fri April 20, 2012
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Is California juvenile correction so bad? Bill Sessa says, "no"

In 2005, California'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 DJJ. And many policies began to change along with the name.

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