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School's In: Gang Moms, Dads Sent To Parenting Classes

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Under a new state law, Los Angeles County will be enforcing mandatory parenting classes for all moms and dads with children convicted of a gang crime, reports FOX LA

Though other court-ordered classes exist on a local level, Assemblyman Tony Mendoza -- the lawmaker behind the Parent Accountability Act -- says its the first state law to give judges that power.

In the past month, classes have been implemented on a limited basis in the Los Angeles Unified School District, despite the law going into effect nearly a year ago.