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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1998
A public interest law firm filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday against Los Angeles County, claiming that the probation department discriminates against deaf youths by denying them the same programs and opportunities for rehabilitation as the other inmates in juvenile facilities. The Center for Law in the Public Interest alleges in its lawsuit that the county has failed to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
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December 26, 1994 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN and ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A soft-spoken teen-ager sat on the couch in the group home where he has lived for three years and described why sometimes, despite all the attention he receives from the staff, he cannot control his temper. "I can be very nice one minute, and the next minute I can blow off the handle," said Terrence, 16, who has lived in foster homes and residential care facilities since he was a toddler. "It happens when I think about my past. Why did it have to be me going to a group home?
NATIONAL
April 12, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
More than 600 cases of abuse or neglect have taken place at state juvenile detention centers in the last decade, with nearly two-thirds occurring since 2000, the Orlando Sentinel reported. The 661 confirmed cases at Department of Juvenile Justice facilities since 1994 were scattered across the state and range from physical to sexual abuse, according to the newspaper's review of state records. C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1989 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to consider putting drug-dependent teen-age offenders through a boot camp-type regimen at two Probation Department detention facilities in the Lake Hughes area to help the youths kick their drug habits. Supervisors voted 4 to 0 to have county Probation Department chief Barry Nidorf review a military-style program for possible use at Camp Munz and Camp Mendenhall, two of the department's dozen camps for teen-age offenders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1987 | TRACEY KAPLAN, Times Staff Writer
A 12-year-old Los Angeles boy who was being detained in San Fernando Valley Juvenile Hall on suspicion of auto theft hanged himself early Monday morning in his room, county officials said. Samuel Salas, dressed in a county-issued sweat shirt, pants, T-shirt, socks and sneakers, tied a bed sheet to an air vent and hanged himself at about 2:45 a.m. Monday, said Hervle Lowrey, deputy director of detention services with the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A cook was charged Monday with sexually assaulting two girls at a county juvenile detention center in Saugus. The district attorney's office charged Jose Holquin, 56, with statutory rape, forcible lewd acts with a minor and assault with intent to commit a lewd act. Holquin, of South Gate, was arrested Aug. 16 after an investigation by the county sheriff's and probation departments. The investigation began after several girls at Camp Scott complained.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2001 | CLAIRE LUNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Major League Baseball has a vision of an academy where Dodgers past and present will teach the intricacies of the game to the city's at-risk youths. But hundreds who live near the proposed northeast Valley site take a darker view of the project, even as city officials hope it will unite the area with the rest of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2001 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A controversial proposal for a youth camp at the remote eastern edge of the county has been put on hold, raising questions about the viability of a project that local residents say would irreparably disturb their bucolic community. The Orange County Probation Department on Wednesday asked the county Planning Commission to delay certification of the project's environmental impact report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2005 | Jenifer Warren, Times Staff Writer
One year after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vowed to make the state's youth prisons places where inmates receive "a better chance to succeed in life," his administration Wednesday released a court-mandated plan to carry out that vision, outlining a therapeutic approach that has proved successful elsewhere in the country.
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