March 20, 2017: KQED/NPR - State Senators Look to Overhaul Juvenile Justice System

March 20, 2017

In Sacramento, we are expecting two state senators to unveil a new set of criminal justice reform plans. Senators Ricardo Lara and Holly Mitchell want to change how juveniles are punished. They're mainly focused on programs that prevent juvenile crime, and that separate violent kids from non-violent youth offenders. Sen. Mitchell chairs the Senate Budget Committee, and she wants to change how we view many juvenile offenders. Reporter: John Sepulvado

Listen to Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, talk about the importance of an upcoming package of bills related to criminal-justice reform by clicking HERE:

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