UCLA Juvenile Justice & Reentry Project Publishes Policy Brief on SB9, CA Fair Sentencing for Youth Act

UCLA Juvenile Justice & Reentry Project Publishes Policy Brief on SB9, CA Fair Sentencing for Youth Act

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Tue, 02/28/2012 - 2:51pm

The UCLA Juvenile Justice & Reentry Project has released a policy brief on California Senate Bill 9 (the California Fair Sentencing for Youth Act).

"We believe that SB9 constitutes a modest proposal that upholds public accountability, while also providing a chance for those who committed crimes when they were young to show personal growth and change, and for the State of California to assert itself as a responsible steward of its future," write the authors, Laura S. Abrams, Ph.D., and Alea Bell.

The brief discusses the bill, authored in December of 2010 by State Senator Leland Yee, with principal co-authors, Darrell Steinberg, Juan Vargas, Felipe Fuentes and Bonnie Lowenthal.

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The UCLA Juvenile Justice & Reentry Project has released a policy brief on California Senate Bill 9 (the California Fair Sentencing for Youth Act).

"We believe that SB9 constitutes a modest proposal that upholds public accountability, while also providing a chance for those who committed crimes when they were young to show personal growth and change, and for the State of California to assert itself as a responsible steward of its future," write the authors, Laura S. Abrams, Ph.D., and Alea Bell.