ALAMEDA COUNTY IS FIRST IN STATE TO REPEAL JUVENILE JUSTICE FEES

On July 12, 2016 the Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to end the assessment and collection on all fees charged to parents and guardians with children in the juvenile justice system.  The repeal, which is the first of its kind in the state, offers immediate relief to more than 2,900 families who pass through Alameda’s juvenile courts every year from future financial hardship, a $1.9 million debt in outstanding juvenile probation and public defender fees.       >>Read article here

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