One of Governor Jerry Brown's ideas to close the $25 billion deficit is to shut down the state-level juvenile justice system, which costs the state about $240 million a year. The state handles only the most serious offenders but under the current plan they would be pushed down to county juvenile justice systems. We talk to Maureen Pacheco, the clinical director at the Center for Juvenile Policy and Law at Loyola Law School and long-time public defender in the juvenile justice system.
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