We are calling on you to act immediately to protect the health and safety of youth currently confined in juvenile halls and probation camps in Los Angeles County. As you are well aware, the spread of COVID-19 is the gravest threat to public health that any of us have seen in our lifetimes.
Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, as organizations led by people currently and formerly on Probation, family members with loved ones inside, and/or organizations that serve system-involved youth and adults, we are writing to urge you to immediately enact these emergency procedures for young people under Probation custody and supervision, as well as for adults under Probation field supervision, in order to support everyone’s health and safety, while also protecting their rights to due process, programming and family connection.
On behalf of criminal and juvenile justice advocates, community organizers, directly impacted individuals—many of whom have been incarcerated in local jails and juvenile facilities—and families of individuals currently incarcerated, we urge the Board of State and Community Correction to adopt immediately the following measures to protect the health and well-being of our loved ones who are incarcerated or work inside county adult and juvenile detention facilities.
Letter from organizations to LA County Board of Supervisors encouraging them totake bold action and create a transformational reform plan to be implemented by a strong, community-driven body to create a new vision for justice and safety in LA.
Letter to Los Angeles County Probation Department leadership from LA Youth Uprising coalition and other organizations to support efforts by the Probation Reform & Implementation team to establish a robust Probation Oversight Commission and a comprehensive reform implementation plan.
A letter from Los Angeles Youth Uprising coalition calling on Los Angeles County Probation Department leadership to support a ban on the use of chemical agents in youth detention facilities.
A letter from organizations in Los Angeles on use of force against youth in Department detention facilities, in advance of a public hearing on Saturday, March 16th, 2016 Read more
As health reform and waiver discussions in California continue, efforts should focus on further improving children’s health coverage, enrollment, access, and care utilization.
Trump Administration Proposes Radical Changes to Longstanding Immigration Rules That Will Hurt Children and Families
Earlier this week, the Trump Administration posted a proposal on the Department of Homeland Security’s website that will radically change a longstanding federal immigration rule known as “public charge” and have a chilling effect on the use of critical anti-poverty programs by children and families who are legally present in the United States.