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Judge To Juvenile Justice Advocates: The Kids Can't Go Home

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In a hearing ordered by the California Supreme Court, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge today ruled against two juvenile justice advocacy organizations seeking the release of low-risk and medically fragile youth detainees now held in the county’s juvenile detention system.

The California Supreme Court ordered the expedited hearing after the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy and the Independent Juvenile Defender program petitioned the state’s highest court for the release of qualified detainees to protect them from the spread of COVID-19 within juvenile facilities.

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