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Lawyer, once a foster child, urges dependency funding

May 10, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Miles M. Cooley knew he wanted to be a lawyer since he was 7 or 8. While he hesitates to say he understood why at the time, one thing is clear: He really could have used an attorney.

Lawmakers seek changes to California juvenile justice system

March 20, 2017 | NewsLinks
California should start treating juvenile offenders more like children, state lawmakers said Monday as they promoted bills that they said reflect research showing that children's brains are different from adults.

More funding needed to help East Bay foster youths

March 13, 2017 | NewsLinks
Within three hours of learning that they had been licensed to be foster parents, Hayward residents Kelli Rockafellow and Michael Cohen got the call to meet their future son: a 9-month-old boy, sick with whooping cough, who had been abandoned at a nearby hospital.

Ballot measure on juvenile crimes applies to earlier cases

March 13, 2017 | NewsLinks
In a ruling that could affect hundreds of cases, a state appeals court said Monday that a ballot proposition requiring juvenile court judges, rather than prosecutors, to decide whether a youth should be tried as an adult applies to charges filed before the measure passed in November.

What Happens When Teens Run the Court

February 19, 2017 | NewsLinks
He wasn't delivering his testimony to a traditional audience, though. He was making his case to 35 students at Fairfax High School — 12 of whom served as jurors, responsible for determining his guilt or innocence and handing down a sentence.

High court takes up Prop. 47 DNA expungement case

November 14, 2016 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) California's highest court will consider whether state government can retain a juvenile's DNA sample in its criminal database when the juvenile's crime has been downgraded from a felony to a misdemeanor.
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Judicial Profile: Laurie Earl

September 06, 2016 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) When juvenile dependency litigants step in front of Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Laurie Earl, they may not realize they're making their case to someone who spent much of her career overseeing murder trials.
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