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Archive for September, 2015

News Archive

Tuesday 9/15/15 @ 8pm: Hear a panel of people who have paroled under SB 260 & learn about SB 260 and SB 261.

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Join the CARES telephone meeting on

SB 261: WHERE IT STANDS, WHAT WOULD IT DO IF PASSED and

SB 260: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

featuring Elizabeth Calvin of Human Rights Watch as moderator with a

PANEL OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE PAROLED UNDER SB 260

Ask your questions about SB 260 and SB 261 and hear answers from people who really know how it works because they were paroled with a youth offender parole hearing.Tuesday, September 15th at 8:00 pmJust call in to join! Call: (805) 399-1000    Code: 817682#

SB 261 AWAITS THE GOVERNOR’S ACTION. WRITE A LETTER.

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Be a part of moving SB 261 to victory and urge the Governor to sign this important bill!  Go to the “Take Action” page on this website for a sample letter of support.

GREAT NEWS! SB 382 IS LAW!

Friday, September 11th, 2015

SB 382 was signed by the Governor and is law! Thank you to everyone who wrote letters and made calls.

You are advocates for youth who face adult court. Now judges should consider many more factors before deciding whether to send a young person to adult court.  SB 382 will go into effect January 1, 2016, but lawyers representing youth are arguing it should apply sooner. This new law is the first time in over 40 years California changed its laws about transferring youth to the adult criminal system in a way that could reduce rather increase the number of youth tried as adults. It is an important step toward treating young people right.

SB 261 passed in the Assembly! Send Governor Brown your letter of support today!

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

On September 1st, SB 261 passed in the California Assembly by a majority vote. It now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature or veto. It is crucial for supporters to tell the Governor to sign this important bill into law. Go to the “Take Action” page on this website for a sample letter of support.  Be a part of moving SB 261 to victory, urge the Governor for his signature!