Archive for October, 2017

VICTORY: CA PASSES YOUTH JUSTICE BILLS!

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Thank you for all your calls, letters and action at the State Capitol!!!

Governor Brown signed these bills
for youth and community justice!!


AB 90 – Weber – Gang Databases Accountability, Accuracy and Oversight – SIGNED
Moratorium on use of shared gang databases until issues exposed by state audit are addressed; blocks federal law enforcement access to shared gang databases for immigration enforcement; moves oversight of CalGang and shared databases that feed into it away from law enforcement to State Department of Justice.

AB 1308 – Stone – Fair Sentencing – SIGNED
Extends relief of extreme sentencing through a “youthful offender parole hearing” won with the passing of SB 260 and SB 261 to youth up to age 25.

SB 190 – Mitchell – Eliminates Court and Detention Fees – SIGNED
Ends billing of families for time youth are in juvenile hall, camps, as well as mandatory court fees. SB 190 will stop the assessment of fees for youth under 18 for detention (WIC 903), probation supervision (WIC 903.2), electronic monitoring (WIC 903.2), representation by counsel / defender fees (WIC 903.1), and drug testing (WIC 729.9). SB 190 does not eliminate fees for diversion programs, counseling, etc.

SB 394 –

GOVERNOR BROWN-SIGN SIX BILLS FOR YOUTH JUSTICE!!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Thank you for all your calls and letters so far!!!
If you haven’t already, pleeeeeeze, write and call Governor Brown and urge him to sign these bills into law.
Sample letters of support are included on the bottom of this e-mail.

Email your letters to the governor’s office at leg.unit@gov.ca.gov
and send a copy to us at action@youth4justice.org so we can make sure they are recorded.

Then, ask everyone you know to call the Governor’s office
and push him to sign these bills!
(916) 445-2841

DEADLINE FOR HIS SIGNATURE IS THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15TH!
Thank you!!!

 

AB 90 – Weber – Gang Databases Accountability, Accuracy and Oversight
Moratorium on use of shared gang databases until issues exposed by state audit are addressed; blocks federal law enforcement access to shared gang databases for immigration enforcement; moves oversight of CalGang and shared databases that feed into it away from law enforcement to State Department of Justice.

AB 1308 – Stone – Fair Sentencing
Extends relief of extreme sentencing through a “youthful offender parole hearing” won with the passing of SB 260 and SB 261 to youth up to age 25.

SB 190 – Mitchell – Eliminates Court and Detention Fees