New Fact Sheet: DJJ ReNew Fact Sheet: DJJ Realignment Must Address Racial Justice as Youth of Color Are Harmed Most by the Justice System

“A new fact sheet by the W. Haywood Burns Institute, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, and California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice examines the stark racial and ethnic disparities among youth in California’s state youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).
California Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2020-21 state budget proposal to close DJJ provides a unique opportunity to improve local approaches to youth justice in alignment with youth development, health, and racial justice. “