California Passes Proposition 57; Direct File Abolished

By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, California voters passed Proposition 57, the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act in the November 8, 2016 election.  Among other things, the measure ends the direct filing of cases involving juveniles by prosecutors in adult criminal court. By enacting Proposition 57 on the November 8th ballot, the voters …

Rourke Stacy Featured in Article on Prop 57 re Ending Direct File

PJDC Board Member Rourke Stacy was featured in a Juvenile Justice Information Exchange article on the importance of Proposition 57 on the November 8th California ballot.  If enacted, it would eliminate direct filing of cases against juveniles in adult court.

Proposition 57 Would Return Juvenile Transfer Power to Judges from Prosecutors in California

By Rachel