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August 15, 2017

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — At first glance, you might mistake this place for a college dorm.

Far from it. These cottages house foster kids, some under the age of 5, and many are teens who've never lived in a real home.

Here, at the Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento, they stay active, eat balanced meals, and receive counseling.

August 10, 2017

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The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) on Aug. 6 named state Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) to its national executive committee.

Mitchell, chair of the state Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, has been involved with NCSL for more than 25 years, first at the staff level in welfare reform workgroups and later as an elected lawmaker. The new appointment is for a one-year term.

August 09, 2017

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By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer

LOS ANGELES — California’s juvenile prisons have long had a poor reputation as mere stops on the way to grown-up prisons, overcrowded places where reform or rehabilitation were rarely achieved.

That bad rep might help explain why most Californians voice some support for closing youth prisons, according to a recent survey commissioned by the California Endowment, a private health foundation.

August 07, 2017

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By Ben Adler/Capital Public Radio

There’s a new battle between California and the federal government. This time, it's over a new U.S. Justice Department policy on police seizures of cash and property – and it could affect a new California law that took effect this year.

We’re talking about a practice called “civil asset forfeiture” – when police seize money or property after a raid or an arrest.

August 03, 2017

On Oct. 1, 2015, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell made these comments about racial profiling during her remarks on AB 953 by Asm. Shirley Weber.                    


August 01, 2017

This program originally aired March 3, 2017 and shows the plans and foresight crafted into the 2017 budget by it's new chair, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles.

July 31, 2017

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In past decades, when California was in thrall to the belief that being “tough on crime” always worked, it was not unusual for teenage children who committed serious crimes to receive life sentences without the possibility for parole.

In recent years, many aspects of “tough on crime” policing and sentencing have been discredited.

July 31, 2017

Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, talk about why another 'War on Drugs' would be a disaster.

July 21, 2017

By Sentinel News Service

Published July 21, 2017

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July 21, 2017

Senator Holly Mitchell (D-CA 30th Senate District) proudly presented the 7th Annual Christmas in July at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. CA on July 15, 2017 and Upscale Magazine was front and center to experience the joy of giving.

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