March 17, 2017: Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly Mitchell call for breakthrough juvenile justice reforms

March 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sens. Ricardo Lara and Holly Mitchell will hold a press conference on Monday, March 20, at a Sacramento elementary school to discuss a package of bills aimed at keeping young children out of the juvenile justice system and fixing inequity for youth and adults.

They will also kick off the 50th anniversary marking the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that extended Miranda rights to young people accused of crimes.

  • WHAT: Press conference to introduce Equity and Justice bill package to reform California juvenile and criminal justice systems.
  • WHO: Sens. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), chair of the Senate Budget Committee.
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017.
  • WHERE: Leataata Floyd Elementary School, 401 McClatchy Way
    Sacramento, CA 95818.


PARKING: Free parking is available at Health Professions High School, which is immediately adjacent to Leataata School. The site of the press conference is in front of a colorful outdoor mural at the west end of the building at the southwest corner of Leataata School.

VISUAL NOTE: Posters and signs summarizing the bills will be on display. Camera crews may join Sens. Lara and Mitchell on a brief tour of the school after the press conference. Please note: A scheduled recess is at 10:30 a.m. No interviews permitted with school children on campus.

SCHEDULING NOTE:  If it’s raining, the event will be held in Room 1190 of the State Capitol.