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Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, SCHR Sends Letters to Department of Juvenile Justice; Judges

In the letter to the Department of Juvenile Justice, SCHR urges DJJ to adopt a plan for protecting young people in its custody from COVID-19. That includes reducing the number of youth in restrictive custody, and mitigating harm for those who cannot be released during this rapidly escalating crisis.


In the letter to 500+ state and municipal court judges, SCHR urges judges to take the most critically important step possible at the moment: to reduce the jail population in their jurisdictions by reducing jail admissions and by releasing as many people as possible, consistent with public safety.