Tag: Juvenile Justice

A Morning in Juvenile Court: A Silver Lining to a Haunting Election Day

Public Defender Sajid Khan brings us back to the very real victory that California had with the passage of Proposition 57 this past November and how it has already changed what youth experience in the juvenile system – they get to continue being children with this shift in criminal justice policies that will ultimately bring more people home.

Pop Up Editorial: Mothers Advocate for Youth Protections During Police Interrogations

Vero's 14-year-old son was taken from her home at five in the morning by arresting officers. For ten hours, she was not allowed to see or be present with her son while he was held in interrogation. SB 1052, a bill that would protect youth's Miranda rights in police interrogations, would require that before Vero's son was even interrogated, defense counsel would be present to explain his rights – and exactly what he would be giving up should he decide to continue with interrogation. Putting an adult into the situation whose sole interest was in the child would have alleviated Vero's concerns. A caravan of mothers who make up the Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project met with legislators to advocate for this important change and share their own similar experiences.
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