On June 6, 2007, Rodrigo Caballero, a 16-year-old member of the Vario Lancas gang in Los Angeles, jumped out of a green Toyota and opened fire on three Val Verde gang rivals walking down the street. He missed two of his targets, but the third caught a non-fatal gunshot wound near the shoulder blade. ... More >>
Skating right on down to juvenile hall Skateboarding might not be a crime, but hitting your bus driver with a skateboard is. Police booked three teenagers today on suspicion of assaulting a Muni driver after boarding a bus near Chinatown. According to police, the three teens got onto the 30 Stock ... More >>
Looking for the right fingerprintsThis week Mayor Ed Lee announced the city would stop alerting federal immigration officials about illegal immigrant youth they book into juvenile hall on felony charges -- if the teens have family in the Bay Area.Even with this new policy, immigration authorities ... More >>
What we have here is failure to communicate...A counselor working for the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department claims in a federal lawsuit that guards for years mistreated youthful inmates, then conspired to hide the abuse."There's kicking, beating, all those things, and those are only the ... More >>
Racial Injustice at Juvie Hall?Asian and Pacific Islander employees of the city's Juvenile Probation Department filed a class-action lawsuit complaining of a pattern of racial discrimination. The suit, which the employees filed last week without representation by an attorney, claims that hiring, ... More >>
Before: S.F. coddled undocumented teen criminals. After: S.F. punishes undocumented teens who commit crimes (and some who don't, too).
Alanna Krause believes that much of her hellish childhood could have been avoided. Now she's suing her father, her therapist, and her lawyer in an effort to prove it. How did it come to this?
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The juvenile justice system is ignoring delinquent girls -- and creating a social time bomb
Why giant corporations like PG&E bankrolled a juvenile crime initiative
A bete noire of the liberal juvenile justice crowd reappears -- maybe
S.F. officials are tilting toward more community-based rehab for youthful offenders -- if they can put the lid on internal bickering that's given new meaning to the term "juvenile justice"
Probe of youth's hanging suggests misconduct that could help mayor oust Juvenile Probation foes
Liberals mount a comeback in the juvenile justice system