March 20, 2017 - KQED / The California Report

State Senators Look to Overhaul Juvenile Justice System

In Sacramento, we are expecting two state Senators to unveil a new set of criminal justice reform plans. Democratic State Senators Ricardo Lara and Holly Mitchell want to change how juveniles are punished. They're mainly focused on programs that prevent juvenile crime. And that separate violent kids from non-violent youth offenders. Senator Mitchell chairs the Senate Budget committee and she wants to change how we view many juvenile offenders.