Oakland's Hattie Tate is at the center of a successful reentry program that focuses on strengthening the relationship between school staff and students who have been newly released from juvenile detention.
A partnership between Alameda County's library, office of education, and probation department has led to a colorful, culturally inclusive library inside the county juvenile hall staffed with permanent staff who try to teach youth a love of reading and learning.
A recent citizens review of the L.A. County juvenile justice system found that the classrooms lack a "culture of learning" and that the quality of the instruction offered "is generally far below expectations."
By 2023 each county will have to take over the responsibility of finding appropriate housing facilities for young people in their local juvenile justice system. Implementing the law is proving to be difficult.