San Francisco Chronicle Investigation: California Foster Shelters are Criminalizing Children

28 min
at 10:30 AM
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A 14-year-old held in juvenile hall for fours days for poking a caregiver with a candy cane. A youth who spent the night in jail for clinging to a staff member's leg and not letting go. According to a new San Francisco Chronicle investigation, in 2015 and 2016 California's foster youth shelters funneled hundreds of children into the criminal justice system for minor incidents that rarely caused serious injury. We discuss the investigation, and the prevalence and effects of the shelters' reliance on law enforcement in dealing with troubled youth.

Read the Series at SFChronicle.com

Guests:
Karen de Sá, investigative reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

Guests:

Karen de Sá, investigative reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

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