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Division of Juvenile Justice

Why Do Communities Give Juvenile Offenders to the State?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Joaquin E. DiazDeLeon Photo Credit: Brett Myers/Youth Radio I didn’t learn much of anything while I was locked inside California’s ...

Is California Juvenile Correction So Bad? Bill Sessa Says, No.

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo In 2005, California's juvenile prison system got a face lift. The name changed from CYA, short for California Youth Authority, to t...

Seize the Moment -- Shut the Youth Prisons Down

Jakada Imani | Posted 03.27.2012 | San Francisco
Jakada Imani

Now is the time for the DJJ to close. Our youth can't wait. Our families can't wait. And California cannot wait. Please stand with us and ensure we shut the prisons down.