We continue this month's focus on juvenile justice with a new advocacy story, Debt-Free Justice: A Bottom-Up Approach to Ending Juvenile Fees in California. Stephanie Campos-Bui, Clinical Supervising Attorney at UC-Berkeley School of Law's Policy Advocacy Clinic, writes about how community organizations, advocacy groups, and legal aid providers came together to make California the first state in the country to end the practice of charging harmful and regressive fees to families of youth in the juvenile justice system. Read more.
Earlier this month, we published an article on the collateral consequences of juvenile system involvement -- and the legal aid-juvenile defender partnerships that work to curb these consequences. Read the article and watch the Advocacy Exchange for more.