This centennial collection of essays and original research studies captures the varied spectrum of philosophies and concerns of the Board and staff of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) over the past century . The criminological experts represented in this volume are renowned for their study and research into the far reaches of this field of study. As a chronicle of the NCCD’s development, editors Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Christopher Baird include some of the most groundbreaking material to come out of the workings of this unique American institution.
Chapter 8: Safety and Welfare Review of the California Youth Authority
Safety and Welfare Review of the California Youth Authority
This review was completed at the request of the California Attorney General (AG) and the Youth Authority (YA). Issues to be examined were cited in federal and state court lawsuits filed by the Prison Law Office (PLO). My charge was to answer a set of specific questions, and to make recommendations for improvements as needed.
To complete this study, I reviewed current and draft YA policies in each of these areas, as well as the entire manual for the Institutions and Camps Branch. Also examined were the content of YA training materials in the relevant areas. I reviewed statistical data provided by a broad range of YA staff. The ...