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Print all In new window Pass SB 1052! Ensures Miranda Rights for All Youth – Please Send a Letter to CA Assembly

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

YJC SB 1052 Every Youth Deserves Lawyer Flyer

Thanks to all your work, SB 1052 passed out of the State Senate, and now has to make it through the Assembly! This bill will: require youth under 18 to consult with counsel prior to waiving their Miranda rights. This will preserve youth’s constitutional rights and ensure greater integrity and oversight of our juvenile and criminal systems. This bill will also provide courts with guidance for determining the validity of a youth’s Miranda waiver.

PLEASE FAX IN A LETTER FOR THE STATE ASSEMBLY BY 4PM ON THURSDAY, JUNE 23rd and e-mail us a copy, so we can make sure it gets recorded (kim@youth4justice.org):

SAMPLE LETTER

Your Letterhead

Date

The Honorable Reginald B. Jones-Sawyer Sr.
Chair, Assembly Committee on Public Safety
1020 N Street (LOB), Room 111
Sacramento, CA 95814

Via facsimile to: 916.319.3745 and 916.651.4933

RE:  Support for SB 1052 (Lara) – Miranda Rights and Youth

Dear Chairman Jones-Sawyer:

YOUR ORGANIZATION is in sull suport of SB 1052, a bill that would safeguard young people’s rights under the United States and California Constitutions. Law, science, and common experience all conclude that, as compared to adults, youth have less information and experience needed to understand and exert their rights,

Float Like A Butterfly…

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Muhammad Ali YJC Meme #1

To all the other Young People of Color and Warriors out here-Rumble, Young Fam, Rumble.

‪#‎Ali‬ ‪#‎RiseInPower‬ ‪#‎RIP‬ ‪#‎Butterfly‬ ‪#‎Bee‬

Write A Letter Of Support for AB 2298-End The War On Youth!

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Injunctions Equal Injustice Mural

AB 2298 Passed out of the State Assembly, and now has to make it through the Senate! Join these amazing organizations and Write A Letter of Support outlined below and on our website:www.youth4justice.org

This historic bill will: Ensure people of all ages right to notification, right to challenge designation with the law enforcement agency, and right to appeal to a neutral party if they are added to a shared gang database (including but not limited to CalGang); automatically removes someone from a database if they have no conviction related to gang within three years (i.e. a violation of the STEP Act); and requires the state to release data every year of numbers and demographics on additions and removals from gang databases.

PLEASE SEND IN A LETTER FOR THE STATE SENATE, and e-mail us a copy, so we can make sure it gets recorded (kim@youth4justice.org):

SAMPLE LETTER

Your Letterhead

Date

Honorable Loni Hancock
Chairperson, California State Senate Public Safety Committee
State Capitol, Room 2031
Sacramento, CA 95814
Via Faxcimile: (916) 445-4688

Re: Support for Assembly Bill 2298 – Weber – Gang Databases – Accuracy, Consistency and Transparency

Dear Senator Hancock:

Name Your Organization is honored to be a supporter of …