LA County Puts Thousands of Kids on ‘Voluntary’ Probation for Merely Struggling With School

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The pool of Los Angeles County youngsters who wind up in voluntary probation are called “236 youth."

Marbella Munoz was a foster child for most of her life. As is true for many foster children bounced through multiple placements, she was frequently forced to change schools.
Munoz’ story comes from a new report that examines and analyzes a controversial youth crime prevention strategy run by the Los Angeles County Probation Department, the nation’s largest juvenile probation system . . .

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