Press Releases

October 19, 2017

Stakeholders on hand in support

LOS ANGELES – Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell today formally praised Gov. Brown and community members for supporting their #EquityAndJustice package to reform California’s juvenile and adult justice systems.

Along with Senate Bill 355, which Brown signed in July, the new laws comprise a #EquityAndJustice package authored jointly by Lara and Mitchell and introduced last March to promote crime prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion.

October 17, 2017

Event to celebrate new laws protecting youth

LOS ANGELESAs part of a combined press conference and community celebration, Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly J. Mitchell  on Thursday will review the expected impact of Gov. Brown signing six of their juvenile justice-reforms to promote rehabilitation and family cohesion.

October 16, 2017

Measures take effect Jan. 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Protecting foster children and reforming the juvenile and criminal justice systems to put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion are among the nine new laws by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell.

“Thank you, Gov. Brown for joining our righteous fight to improve the quality of life for California children and young adults,” Mitchell said. “California minors will have more equitable and humane treatment and more opportunities to thrive.”

October 12, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell law takes effect Jan. 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a plan to speed up placements for children in foster care by repealing and streamlining redundant criminal-history restrictions for prospective care givers.

October 12, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell law takes effect Jan. 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a bill to help foster youth transition into adulthood by improving their safety net of resources, peers and family.

“This new law will put into practice what we’ve learned over the past several years about the best way to help foster youth transition out of the foster-care system into adulthood,” Sen.  Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, said about her Senate Bill 612.

October 12, 2017

 

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown joined the California Legislative Women's Caucus today to sign legislation that improves services and support for women, children and families in California. The bills signed today included seven of the eight bills the Caucus had legislative priorities as part of their Stronger California agenda.

October 11, 2017

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October 11, 2017

Sens. Lara and Mitchell continue momentum for reform

   Includes juvenile justice bills to end fees for the innocent, update Miranda rights, and allow parole for youthful offenders

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed the five remaining bills in the #EquityAndJustice package, continuing bipartisan reform of California’s juvenile and adult justice systems.

October 11, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell’s support key to passage   

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a plan to allow the Los Angeles Unified School District to move forward with a pair of single-gender schools to promote leadership and interest in technology-related fields among its diverse students.

The action affects the district’s Girls Academic Leadership Academy, which opened its doors last year, and the Boys Academic Leadership Academy, which welcomed its first class of students at the start of this semester.

October 06, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell law takes effect Jan. 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a plan to help community clinics more easily provide services for mental health and drug use disorders to California’s vulnerable communities.

“This bill will make it easier for health centers and counties to work together to improve mental health and drug use disorder treatments,” Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, the author of Senate Bill 323, said.