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Los Angeles County Probation Department

L.A.'s Shockingly Archaic Treatment Of Its Juvenile Offenders

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 01.10.2015 | Los Angeles
Jacqueline Caster

L.A. has long maintained an image in America as a progressive, cutting-edge, and trend-setting environment. So it should come as a huge shock that regarding the treatment of children in the juvenile justice system - Los Angeles may be the most backward major metropolitan area in the nation.

REPORT: 1 In 4 GPS Trackers Worn By L.A. Felons Were Faulty

Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

A state audit in California revealed faulty electronic monitoring devices allegedly allowed numerous dangerous felons to go unmonitored in Los Angeles...

'Searing Critique' Finds Probation Department Rife With Problems

Zev Yaroslavsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

In a searing critique, a top official of Los Angeles County's Probation Department says the agency has been plagued by weak management, poor communica...

Los Angeles County: "Oz Without the Wizard," Part 2

Constance L. Rice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Constance L. Rice

When Google instantly links "Los Angeles County Probation" to phrases like "scandal plagued," "rampant corruption," and "where mayhem has reigned for years," it just might be time to call in the cavalry.

Los Angeles County: "Oz Without the Wizard"

Constance L. Rice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Constance L. Rice

Next to employees charged with sexually exploiting, staging gladiator fights and pepper spraying handcuffed children in their custody, the drunks at LA County Probation look like Employees of the Month.

BOMBSHELL: LA County Employees Bought TVs, DVD Players With Tax Dollars | Steve Lopez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

I'm told the next bombshell will be the revelation that some employees appear to have been ripping off taxpayers by using county-issued credit cards f...

Probation Needs Justice

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

How severe is the crisis in the Los Angeles Probation Department? Consider this: some of the worst offenders the department must handle are, regrettably, on its staff.