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Permanent Injunction Protects Rights of California’s Youth

In connection with the settlement of a suit brought two years ago against the Corrections Standards Authority, the state agency responsible for being a watchdog over California’s juvenile halls, and led by Chavez & Gertler, the San Francisco Superior Court issued a permanent injunction that will close down California county juvenile halls that fail to meet minimum state standards.  The suit alleged that the CSA failed for many years to address the illegal conditions that persisted in juvenile halls.  Mark A. Chavez said, “We initiated this lawsuit to rectify the deplorable conditions in California’s juvenile halls.  The Court’s injunction will force county juvenile halls to comply with the state’s minimum standards designed to protect juveniles, or face being shut down.”

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