The common response to violence has traditionally involved law enforcement. But researchers and activists are turning to new community-based programs and practices that remove law enforcement from the center of the anti-violence conversation entirely, a webinar hosted by the Council on Criminal Justice heard Thursday.
Under a bill presented to state lawmakers this month, incarcerated young people can choose a variety of degrees or technical certificates to pursue. Utah State Rep. Lowry Snow, the bill’s author, called education “the antidote to recidivism.”
Two years after the passage of Prop 57, which allowed offenders as young as 14- or 15 to be tried as adults, the California Legislature amended the law to emphasize rehabilitation for juvenile offenders. The California Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday reverberated across the legal landscape
According to a 2018 survey, 63 percent of trafficking victims were transported on trains, trucks, buses, taxis, and other modes of land travel. That has put the men and women who operate the nation’s public and private mass transit systems on the front lines of the struggle against traffickers, writes a former rail police officer.
After years of scandal over the mistreatment of young offenders, which spurred multiple reform efforts and more than a decade of state court oversight that ended in 2016, California has pledged to begin the shutdown of its long-troubled and frequently violent youth prisons