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Ventura County juvenile cases unaffected by California court decision on Prop 57

February 12, 2018 | NewsLinks
A recent California Supreme Court ruling on the expansion of Proposition 57, which deals with how juvenile cases move to adult court, will not affect any pending Ventura County cases. That's because the court decision confirmed what the Ventura County District Attorney's Office had been doing since the law changed in November 2016.

Governor Brown defends criminal justice law changes

January 26, 2018 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye criticized Brown last year for not spending more. But this year she praised him for leading “us through the great recession to a more stable fiscal climate” and taking on “contentious issues such as criminal justice reform.”

Opinion: Criminal justice reform is working

December 22, 2017 | NewsLinks
Over the past several years, California has dramatically reduced the prison population, given hundreds of thousands of people the opportunity to live a better life free from the burden of a felony record for low-level offenses and freed up hundreds of millions of dollars for crime prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
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Audio: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Access 3D

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye lays the foundation for reforms within the branch to make access to justice physical, remote, and equal. 

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