Juvenile Justice in California

Attorney General’s Report “Juvenile Justice in California 2004”

Juvenile Justice in California, 2004 is organized to display the flow of the juvenile justice process and provide specific information on the juvenile population, race/ethnic groups, gender, number of arrests, referrals to probation departments, juvenile court dispositions, offenses, and dispositions for those juveniles tried in adult courts.

California Adolescent Health Collaborative

California Adolescent Health Collaborative (CAHC), a project of the Public Health Institute, is a public-private statewide coalition of individuals and organizations that works to increase understanding and support of adolescent health and well-being in California.

California Board of State and Community Corrections

Established in 2012, the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is an independent statutory agency that provides leadership to the adult and juvenile criminal justice systems, expertise on Public Safety Realignment issues, a data and information clearinghouse, and technical assistance on a wide range of community corrections issues. (Penal Code sec. 6024-6025). In addition, the BSCC promulgates regulations for adult and juvenile detention facilities, conducts regular inspections of those facilities, develops standards for the selection and training of local corrections and probation officers, and administers significant public safety-related grant funding.

California Department of Child Support Services

California’s Child Support Services Program works with parents – custodial and noncustodial – and guardians to ensure children and families receive court-ordered financial and medical support. Child support services are available to the general public through a network of 51 county and regional child support agencies (LCSAs).

California Department of Social Services

The mission of the California Department of Social Services is to serve, aid, and protect needy and vulnerable children and adults in ways that strengthen and preserve families, encourage personal responsibility, and foster independence.

California Healthy Kids Resource Center

The California Healthy Kids Resource Center (CHKRC) maintains a comprehensive collection of reviewed health education materials for use by teachers, administrators, university faculty, LEA staff and other professionals who work with preschool through 12th grade students in school settings and after-school programs. These materials are available for loan from the CHKRC library, with free delivery in California.

California Office of Justice Programs

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers. Therefore, OJP does not directly carry out law enforcement and justice activities. Instead, OJP works in partnership with the justice community to identify the most pressing crime-related challenges confronting the justice system and to provide information, training, coordination, and innovative strategies and approaches for addressing these challenges.

California Division of Juvenile Justice

The Division of Juvenile Justice provides education and treatment to California’s youthful offenders up to the age of 25 who have the most serious criminal backgrounds and most intense treatment needs. Most juvenile offenders today are committed to county facilities in their home community where they can be closer to their families and local social services that are vital to rehabilitation.

California Adolescent Health Collaborative

California Adolescent Health Collaborative (CAHC), a project of the Public Health Institute, is a public-private statewide coalition of individuals and organizations that works to increase understanding and support of adolescent health and well-being in California.

Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization whose mission is to reduce society’s reliance on incarceration as a solution to social problems.

Center for Families, Children, and the Courts

The center is committed to providing fair and equal access to justice for all Californians.

Child and Family Services Division

The Division`s Services include assistance in Adoptions, Foster Care, Children’s Services and Child Welfare.

Child Welfare Indicators Project

The California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP) is a collaborative venture between the University of California at Berkeley (UCB) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). The project is housed in the School of Social Welfare, and provides policymakers, child welfare workers, researchers, and the public with direct access to customizable information on California’s entire child welfare system

Children Now

The organization coordinates The Children’s Movement of California to educate, organize, and mobilize the extensive number of organizations in communities throughout the state that support children’s well-being either directly or indirectly.

First Five California

Californians believe that our state’s children are a top priority. That’s why in 1998 voters passed Proposition 10, adding a 50-cent tax to each pack of cigarettes sold to create First 5 California, also known as the California Children and Families Commission. First 5 California is dedicated to improving the lives of California’s young children and their families through a comprehensive system of education, health services, childcare, and other crucial programs. Since its creation, First 5 California has brought these critical services to millions of parents, caregivers, and children ages 0 to 5, and we’re striving to reach thousands more every day.

Foster Youth Help

Foster Youth Help seeks to ensure the voice of foster children and youth is heard, and act on their behalf, create an avenue for foster children and youth to file complaints regarding their placement, care and services without fear of retribution from those who provide their care and services, act as an independent forum for the investigation and resolution of complaints made by or on behalf of children placed in foster care and make appropriate referrals, and Provide children and youth with information on their rights when placed in foster care.

Governor’s Mentoring Partnership

CaliforniaVolunteers is the state office that manages programs and initiatives aimed at increasing the number of Californians engaged in service and volunteering. CaliforniaVolunteers is led by the state’s Chief Service Officer, Karen Baker. The office is comprised of four departments: AmeriCorps, Disaster Volunteering and Preparedness, External Affairs and Finance & Administration.

Juvenile Justice in California: Facts and Issues

California League members voted to study Juvenile Justice for two years at the LWV CA State Convention in 1995. This report is a result of the study and has been sent to 74 local Leagues in the State.