Juvenile Justice Toolkit

About Juvenile Justice

In December, 2010, Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) was introduced that would help make California’s laws more fair, and give a chance to young people to turn their lives around. Authored by Senator Yee, with Principal Coauthors Senators Steinberg and Vargas, and Coauthors Assembly Members Fuentes and Lowenthal, the bill has a growing list of supporters from all walks of life in California. It is a bill that is fiscally wise and policy sound. It both protects the public safety and recognizes the potential of all young people to grow up and give back to society. More information on SB 9 may be found at www.FairSentencingForYouth.org

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Juvenile Justice Information Packet (HRW Report Summaries)

Juvenile Justice Q and A

Recent News

  • Apr. 5, 2011 – Senate Bill 9 entered the Calfornia Senate Public Safety Committee hearing and passed by a 5-2 vote. SB 9 is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Appropriations Committee on May 2, 2011. Download a copy of the Senate Bill 9 text.
  • Jan. 2, 2011 – Sara Kruzan’s Sentence Commuted to 25 years-to-life in Prison and a new California State Senate Bill is introduced (SB 9). Read the full story on the Los Angles Times.

Legislation & Supreme Court

Fact Sheets

God Cries When We Sentence Children to die in Prison

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When I Die They’ll Send Me Home

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