Fostering Equity in Juvenile Justice
CSAC Leadership Meets With Burns Institute
CSAC leadership gathered in the Alameda County today to discuss ways to improve the juvenile justice system. CSAC President and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, along with several other County Supervisors and CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate participated in the executive listening session with the Burns Institute. The organization has worked in over 200 counties in 23 states to engage justice stakeholders and communities across the country to build equity in the administration of justice.
“Juvenile justice is one of the central issues of our time,” said Supervisor Carson. “The kids that are encountering the police and the courts as teenagers will either become productive citizens or tomorrow’s criminals, how we treat them as juveniles has a lot to do with their final outcome. I’m gratified that many of my county colleagues were able to join me for this meeting with the Burns Institute. We heard some very good ideas about how to improve the juvenile justice system.”