This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to existing law and seeks to grow the ability of the ombudsperson to better serve the young people in the juvenile justice system. Existing law creates the Office of Youth and Community Restoration (OYCR) within the California Health and Human Services Agency to promote trauma-responsive, culturally informed services for youth in the juvenile justice system. Existing law grants the office the responsibility and authority to report on youth outcomes, identify policy recommendations, identify and disseminate best practices, and provide technical assistance to develop and expand local youth diversion opportunities. Check out the fact sheet for additional details.
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