KQED Radio
KQED Newssee more
Latest Newscasts:KQEDNPR
Player Sponsored By
upper waypoint

San Francisco Supervisors Vow to Shut Down Juvenile Hall

Save ArticleSave Article
Failed to save article

Please try again

 (Photo: Getty Images)

Three San Francisco Supervisors are pledging to end the jailing of youth in the city. The move comes after a San Francisco Chronicle investigation found that serious crime by youth is down more than 80 percent from its peak in the mid-’90s. That’s left San Francisco’s 150 bed juvenile hall, like most youth lock up facilities in the state, less than half full. Forum talks about why youth crime has been declining and what it would mean to replace the city’s expensive juvenile hall with alternatives to incarceration.


Jill Tucker, K-12 education reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

Joaquin Palomino, data and investigative reporter, San Francisco Chronicle


lower waypoint
next waypoint
UCSF’s Gretchen Sisson Spotlights Experiences of Birth Mothers in ‘Relinquished’U.S. to Impose Major New Sanctions on Russia After Death of Alexei NavalnyWhen a Friendship, Not a Romantic Partner, is the Center of Your WorldElectronic Music Composer Suzanne Ciani Celebrates Groundbreaking CareerBumpy Financial Aid Rollout Worrying Students, Colleges'Why We Remember' with Neuroscientist Dr. Charan RanganathWhat’s Driving Brazen Retail Theft and What Should We Do About It?U.S. Military Struggles to Fill Its RanksThe Future of Wine At Center of Napa County Supervisors ElectionForum From the Archives: Brutality of Philippines’ War on Drugs Laid Bare in ‘Some People Need Killing’