On October 8, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed four bills affecting the juvenile justice system. At the same time, the state also is preparing to move the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to the state’s Health and Human Services Agency (CHHSA) starting July 1, 2020. Under CHHSA, juvenile justice services will be provided by a new Department of Youth and Community Restoration. The juvenile justice-related bills, signed on October 8, 2019, address fees on petitions to seal juvenile records, and returning cases to juvenile court, factors of juvenile parole . . .
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