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Fair Sentencing for Youth

Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:43:29 +0000



Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:35:45 +0000

Donate to the CARES Holiday Project 2017: Gifts for murder victim family members. Joy and happiness fill our lives during the holidays, but for some, it can be especially tough who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Please join CARES in raising money to provide gifts to murder victim families during the holiday […]

Take Action! Thank your local legislator!

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:26:30 +0000

Celebrate Children’s Rights Progress! We played a big role in three significant wins for California children this year. Help us thank leaders who stood up for children’s rights! It is important for policymakers to know that we appreciate their support for SB 394, AB 1308, and SB 395. If you do not know who your representatives […]

Join the celebration! October 19th in L.A.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:43:15 +0000

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Tuesday, Oct. 17th at 8pm: Join the CARES Call for families and friends of youth in prison, and attorneys will answer your questions

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:29:36 +0000

Do you have questions about Prop 57 or Youth Offender Parole? Want to understand what newly-passed laws mean for your loved ones? You can get your questions answered by a panel of attorneys who are leading experts on these issues. Join the CARES for Youth Call!  Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 8 p.m. Call: (515) 604-9384  Then use Code: 313882# Everyone is […]

New, UPDATED Youth Offender Parole Guide!

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 14:28:41 +0000

Get yours here! Just click where it says “Youth Offender Parole Guide” on the right side of this page. New laws that expand eligibility for Youth Offender Parole have just been enacted (SB 394 and AB 1308), and the Youth Offender Parole Guide is updated! It is a guide for people inside and their friends […]

Youth Offender Parole NEW LAW! Extends eligibility through age 25!

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:51:40 +0000

Governor Brown signed into law AB 1308, extending through age 25 a special parole process known as “Youth Offender Parole,” which gives an earlier parole hearing for some people and requires the Board of Parole Hearings to pay particular attention to the fact that someone was young at the time of their crime. Read the new […]

Governor Brown signs SB 395, protecting children in police custody!

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:51:20 +0000

This new law will protect children in police custody, ensuring that they’re not alone when making hard legal decisions, like whether to give up their rights and face police interrogation. Senate Bill 395 will mean that police cannot interrogate children 15 and under until a child has consulted with an attorney. Read the new law […]

Governor Brown signs into law SB 394, giving a chance for parole to youth under 18 sentenced to LWOP!

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:50:55 +0000

Governor Brown signed SB 394 (Lara), giving people who committed a crime under age 18 and were sentenced to life without parole the chance to earn parole, with a first opportunity for a hearing after 24 years of incarceration.  No other country outside the US imposes life without parole sentences on children. By signing SB 394 […]

CARES for Youth delivers thousands of supporter signatures to Governor Brown’s desk!

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 21:56:45 +0000

Dennis P. Flynn, who heads up CARES for Youth, was at the California capitol today, delivering to Governor Brown a petition with thousands of signatures in support of SB 395, SB 190 and SB 394. Dennis’ own daughter was sentenced to life in person when she was only 16 years old. Here he is handing to the Governor’s staff more […]

Join the CARES Call on California Bills. What Passed, What Didn’t, What’s Next.

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 21:06:34 +0000

Join us to hear from KIM McGILL of the Youth Justice Coalition, Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 8pm Everyone is welcome. Call: (515) 604-9384;  Code: 313882#  Kim McGill is a dynamic and powerful speaker joining us to describe important bills that have passed in the legislature and what ones need help getting the governor’s signature in order to become […]