Healing Justice Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, economically diverse coalition of faith based organizations that provide support for and advocate on behalf of children and families involved in Los Angeles County’s and California’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Our membership includes Protestants of several denominations, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Mormons, Buddhists and Sikhs. Our philosophies, beliefs and practices are even more diverse than this simple list indicates. We are all able to coalesce around the need to protect young people in our community who are in the custody of the state and to give them the chance to become healthy productive adults. Because we are faith communities, we believe in the strength of the human spirit, the possibility of repentance and redemption and the importance of rooting the individual in the wider community.
Action Alerts and Events
Yesterday, Senate Bill 260, introduced by Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, passed the Senate by a vote of 27-11! SB 260 provides people who were juveniles at the time of their crime (some as young as 14 or 15) an opportunity to work toward rehabilitation and to be considered for resentencing after they serve 10 years. Many are now sentenced to decades or 25 years to life in prison. So it's on to the Assembly. We expect a tougher path to success there. Please be sure to take action and to stay in touch with your legislators and change this bill into law!
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- Echo in the Sense (KXLU 88.9 FM) featured Javier Stauring who talked about Juvenile Justice. Listen
- God Cries When We Sentence Youth To Die in Prison"