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November 06, 2017

KEEPING UP

The office of Sen. Holly Mitchell reports that Mitchell received the annual Visionary Award presented by the Weingart Center, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit serving as "a one-stop service center for homeless and at-risk persons." Former Sen. Kevin Murry, who is now CEO of the Weingart Center, said, "Senator Mitchell believes in the idea that we can successfully combat poverty and break the cycle of homelessness by investing in transforming lives within our community." Contact Ray Sotero 916 651-4030.

 

November 02, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed 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,” said Sen.  Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), author of the legislation.

October 30, 2017

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By Alana Victor

California is attempting to switch to a victim-centered approach for its sexually trafficked youngsters. But despite the passage of two important and well-intentioned new laws in the last two years, both of which affect youth who have been sexually exploited, change has not come easily or quickly.

October 27, 2017

Watch, listen to Sen.  Holly J. Mitchell talk about this issue HERE:

 

October 26, 2017

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By Makenna Sievertson

Governor Jerry Brown signed nine bills on Oct. 11 aimed at increasing parole opportunities and easing punishment for people who committed crimes before the age of 23.

October 26, 2017

By  Niele Anderson, Contributing Writer

Youth Justice Coalition recently hosted the victory celebration for the passing of 6 state senate bills set to increase the progress of Criminal Justice Reform in the state of California.

Inglewood, CA -While the Obama administration began to make great strides, attempts and progress with Criminal Justice Reform on a federal level, this current administration lead by Donald J. Trump and the Attorney General Jeff Sessions has halted and almost silenced the push for Criminal Justice Reform.

October 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 19, 2017) -- 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. Watch the coverage by ABC-TV by clicking on the link above.

 

 

October 19, 2017

Criminal justice advocates are celebrating the signing of a package of bills on juvenile and criminal justice. The so-called “Equity and Justice” bills include measures to end fees for juveniles and adults later found innocent, and to prevent false confessions by providing Miranda rights for youths when they’re interrogated.
Christopher Martinez reports.

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October 15, 2017

A collection of educational rants relentlessly focused on liberating youth and the planet towards freedom

I was never that good at math—but I had a deep desire to become not only proficient, but exemplary, especially in calculus.

October 12, 2017

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By Marisa Lagos

Gov. Jerry Brown bucked prosecutors and some other law enforcement groups Wednesday, signing a package of bills, including some that will shorten many prison and jail sentences for both juveniles and adults.