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National Center for Lesbian Rights

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COVID-19 and California’s Detained Youth: Vulnerable and Overlooked

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  • Advocates

NCLR partners with the Pacific Juvenile Defense Center on “COVID-19 and California’s Detained Youth: Vulnerable and Overlooked.” Published in the California Journal of Politics and Policy, this article describes the unique dangers posed by COVID-19 to incarcerated youth in county-run detention facilities in California. It delves into the efforts of advocates to urge government stakeholders to implement health and safety protocols, and draws on the experience of the past year and a half to offer recommendations for the systemic changes necessary to prepare for the next public health emergency.

Read COVID-19 and California’s Detained Youth: Vulnerable and Overlooked here.

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