University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title ""California's Division of Juvenile Facilities: Nine Years After Farrell" "
Date April 2013
Author Lizzie Buchen
Author Institution Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
Author Role Student
Paper [ PDF ]
Abstract This publication reviews the progress DJF has made in implementing these Court-ordered reforms, using qualitative and quantitative data from the court-appointed expert in safety and welfare, the Special Master who oversees all Farrell reforms, and the CDCR. DJF now has fewer than 800 youth in three facilities — O.H. Close Youth Correctional Facility (OHCYCF), N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility (NACYCF), and Ventura Youth Correctional Facility (VYCF) — down from approximately 10,000 youth in 11 facilities in 2000. Although overall levels of violence and abuse are down, CJCJ finds insufficient progress in nearly every area of reform. Seven years after DJF was ordered to implement the Remedial Plan, all of the above-listed problems remain significant concerns.
Source http://www.cjcj.org/


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