In the News

June 03, 2016

By Alexei Koseff -

After initially falling short in April, a bill to repeal sentencing enhancements for certain drug crimes passed the California Senate on Thursday.

May 13, 2016

¿ A los 14 años “me violaron mujeres y hombres, hasta que me rescataron”

Bajo la ley actual, una víctima de prostitución puede ser detenida en una cárcel juvenil y procesada por prostitución pero esto espera ser cambiado por la senadora de Los Ángeles, Holly Mitchell


May 10, 2016

California: ¿Quién paga el precio de la injusticia?

Los que están pagando hoy el precio de la confiscacion civil de la policía son los californianos inocentes

May 10, 2016


Michelle Alexander: Sentence 'enhancement' for drug offenders is a tool of community destruction

By Michelle Alexander

May 9, 2016

May 03, 2016

Democrats think this might be the year that Gov. Jerry Brown loosens his grip on state spending


John Myers Contact Reporter

May 03, 2016

Female lawmakers float package of bills seeking pay equity, child care funding

A package of proposals unveiled Thursday by female lawmakers would help women in California achieve equitable pay and expand family-leave job protections, as well as earmark more state funds for child care and for helping children on welfare.

April 07, 2016


Thousands of low-income Alameda County families will no longer have to pay juvenile probation and public defender fees. On March 29, 2016 the Alameda County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to impose an immediate moratorium on all fees charged to parents and guardians with children in the juvenile justice system.

April 06, 2016