Fair Sentencing for Youth



Archive for September, 2017

News Archive

Join the CARES Call on California Bills. What Passed, What Didn’t, What’s Next.

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Join us to hear from KIM McGILL of the Youth Justice Coalition, Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 8pm

Everyone is welcome. Call: (515) 604-9384;  Code: 313882#  Kim McGill is a dynamic and powerful speaker joining us to describe important bills that have passed in the legislature and what ones need help getting the governor’s signature in order to become law.

Kim will describe what these bills will do if signed into law, and she’ll answer your questions! An organizer with the Youth Justice Coalition, she has years of experience fighting for change and passing bills. She also trains youth organizers about issues in the justice system, police and prison funding, the school to prison pipeline, and more. She works to create grassroots movements to accomplish change, end inequities in the justice system, and create alternatives to incarceration. If you haven’t heard any of Kim’s presentations, check out these videos of Kim in action: Watch and listen here as Kim describes the importance of activism and organizing, and here, where Kim testifies before the LA Board of Supervisors. She is a powerful advocate, and works tirelessly to make justice real in the United States.

PASSED! A bill giving parole hearings to youth serving life without parole!

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Youth sentenced to die in prison will instead get the possibility of parole if Governor Brown signs SB 394 into law. Click here to urge the Governor to sign this important bill!

PASSED! Bill to Protect Children in Police Custody!

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

SB 395 passed in the California legislature on Sepetember 15th, and now needs the Governor’s signature. Click here to get a sample letter to send and learn more!

PASSED! Youth Offender Bill to Extend Eligiblity to Age 25

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

The California State Senate passed a bill that would extend Youth Offender Parole through age 25. The bill can be read here. It now heads to the Governor, and if he signs it, it will become law. The governor has 30 days within which to sign or veto the bill. Click here and get sample letter to ask the Governor to sign this bill. Some 3,000 people in prison are estimated to be eligible for the opportunities offered by Youth Offender Parole. To learn more about how Youth Offender Parole works and who is eligible under current law, go to our home page and request the guide.