Services for Juana Sandoval of the YJC Family

Tomorrow and Friday, join Maritza and Herminia Galvez
to honor the life of their mother, Juana Sandoval:

Wake/Viewing – Thursday, March 2, 5-9PM
Allen-English & Estrada
6435 South Eastern Avenue, Bell Gardens, CA

Service – Friday, March 3, 10-11AM
Allen-English & Estrada
6435 South Eastern Avenue, Bell Gardens, CA 90201

Burial – Friday, March 3, Approximately 11:30AM
Inglewood Park Cemetery
720 East Florence Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301
Pine Crest Lot 803

On February 17, 2017, Juana Sandoval, mother of Youth Justice Coalition members Maritza and Herminia Galvez, was murdered in the parking lot outside her home at Mar Vista Gardens Housing Development.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the fund for mortuary, funeral and burial costs. It means so much to the Galvez family that they are able to honor and care for their mom.

The world is so lucky that Juana Galvez blessed us with her brilliant and wise daughters. Across LA and throughout the nation, people know and love the Galvez sisters for all they have done to fight for youth and community justice. For twelve years they have been active leaders in the Youth Justice Coalition – working to pass sentencing laws to end Life Without Parole and other extreme sentences for youth (SB 9, SB 260 and SB 261); to dismantle the school to jail track that both of them personally experienced – including Maritza’s leadership as a youth representatove on the national Coordinating Committee of the Dignity in Schools Campaign; ending direct file of youth into adult court – including helping to lead the efforts to pass Proposition 57; and providing court support and commnuity defense to help bring home people from jails, prisons and immigrant detention centers.

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