Group calls for overhaul of LA County juvenile justice system
A policy brief from the Children’s Defense Fund-California, is calling for an overhaul of Los Angeles County’s juvenile justice system. The report, “Rising Up, Speaking Out: Youth Transforming Los Angeles County’s Juvenile Justice System,” uses the experiences of five young people who were incarcerated to offer recommendations for improving the conditions inside LA’s juvenile detention facilities. One punitive...
By Craig Clough | January 15, 2015
LAUSD student ‘beats the odds’ and wins $10,000 scholarship
LA Unified student Timothy Walker of Crenshaw High School was among five students honored by the Children’s Defense Fund of California with a “Beat the Odds” award at a star-studded event in Culver City last week. The award recognizes students who have overcome obstacles and adversity while achieving academic success. Each winner will receive a $10,000 college...
By LA School Report | December 9, 2014