Fair Sentencing for Youth



Archive for June, 2016

News Archive

We won! Cal Supreme Court rules in favor of ballot measure moving forward!

Monday, June 6th, 2016

The Court ruled six to one in our favor, finding that the amendments were reasonably germane to the original measure. Hooray!!! Congratulations everyone! You can read the opinion here. With the great number of signatures gathered, it is likely nothing will stop us between now and November. (By the end of June we will get the official word as to whether we gathered enough signatures. But we are confident we submitted enough to qualify.) A reminder that there will be a joint legislative hearing on the ballot measure at the California State Capitol Wednesday, June 8th at 9:30. Please let us know if you are planning on being there so we can coordinate. Click here to send an email.  Speaking in support will be three set witnesses: Elizabeth Calvin from Human Rights Watch, Frankie Guzman from Nat’l Center for Youth Law, and Probation Chief Mary Butler.


Youth Miranda Bill Passes in the State Senate!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

SB 1052 passed in the state Senate and now heads to the Assembly. Your letters & your calls made this happen. Please help with the next step and a new letter.Click here for an easy sample letter you can use!