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Juvenile Justice Information Exchange
3 California Reforms Support Youth Record Sealing, Re-entryJuvenile Justice Information ExchangeBefore California passed Assembly Bill (AB) 666 and Senate Bill (SB) 504, the juvenile record sealing process varied among each of the state's 58 counties, with unclear deadlines and legal jargon through which youth were expected to navigate themselves ...and more »

ColorLines magazine
This Study Found That as Immigration Increases, Violent Crime DecreasesColorLines magazineA new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice undercuts President Donald Trump's claims that immigrants are criminals who make America dangerous. Published online yesterday (June 6), “Refuting Fear: Immigration, Youth and California's ...and more »

ColorLines magazine
Paying to Get Locked Up: The High Fees of Juvenile DetentionColorLines magazineWhen kids are locked up in California, it's common practice for counties to charge families for the cost of their kids' detention. Parents are sent a bill, not unlike one they'd get if their child were staying at a hotel, for $25 a day that their kids ...

Struggle on the home front: Homelessness in the U-DistrictDailyuw“There are a lot of legal concerns for homeless youth,” Valerie Walker, co-president of the UW chapter of the Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington (SYLAW), said in an email. “[These include] barriers to education, housing, and health care, among ...

ColorLines magazine
An Overdue Intro to Hollis Wong-Wear, the Grammy-Nominated Musician and Poet on a MissionColorLines magazineHollis Wong-Wear and I are sitting over coffee in a high-ceilinged cafe in Philadelphia's Fishtown, a White, working-class community on the tail-end of major gentrification that has seemingly increased its racial diversity. The Seattle singer ...and more »

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