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Archive for June, 2018

News Archive

Bill to End California Sending 14- & 15-Year-Olds to the Adult Criminal System to be Voted on!

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

An important effort to end the trying of youth as adults is headed to a committee vote on June 26th! Help SB 1391 pass by clicking here for easy-to-use  letters of support.

 

 

Tuesday, June 19th at 8pm CARES for Youth Call guest Shaka Senghor

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Shaka Senghor tells his story of redemption and vision as the new director of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition.

He was powerful in his TED Talk, powerful in an interview with Oprah, and he’ll be powerful, here, too. Shaka is the new Executive Director of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition. His memoir, is Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison, is a tribute to human strength, and his TED Talk, “Why your Worst Deeds Don’t Define You” reminds us that our worst deeds don’t define who we are or what we can contribute to the world. Join us to hear this powerful speaker.

Tuesday, June 19th at 8pm

Call: (515) 604-9384

Code: 313882#

 

Join the CARES Call June 5th at 8pm

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Sexual abuse. Sex trafficking. Violence against girls. 
In a perverse twist of justice, many girls who experience abuse are routed into the justice system because of their victimization. Violence against girls is a painfully American tale. Our guests on Tuesday will talk about 

Violence against girls is a painfully American tale.
The facts are staggering: one in four American girls will experience some form of sexual violence by the age of 18. Fifteen percent of sexual assault and rape victims are under the age of 12; nearly half of all female rape survivors were victimized before the age of 18. Many end up in the criminal justice system. Our guests will talk about the reality of girls being victimized, and how to stop an abusive system response. Read this important report to learn more: THE SEXUAL ABUSE TO PRISON PIPELINE: THE GIRLS’ STORY.
Join the call: (515) 604-9384  Code: 313882#

GREAT NEWS!

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
This week the California Senate Passed SB 1391! It means California is one step closer to ending the practice of sending kids under age 16 to the adult criminal system. Next, it must be heard by the Assembly. Thank you to everyone who made calls and sent letters.