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We all have a responsibility to make sure youth detained in the custody of the juvenile justice system have the chance to learn from past missteps and develop the education and pro-social skills they need to make it back to their families – where they belong. Senate Bill 1143, by Senator Leno, takes California a step in the right direction by placing strict limitations on the use of solitary confinement in juvenile justice facilities and encouraging facilities to explore more positive and developmentally appropriate methods for working with youth.
Status: Governor Brown signed SB 1143 into law! The law will take effect January 1, 2017.