A new proposal by Governor Jerry Brown seeks to eliminate the state’s Division of Juvenile Justice and shift its responsibility of handling young offenders to counties. Those who find the state facilities outdated welcome the proposal — but others say counties aren’t equipped to handle an expanded role.
Barry Krisberg, research and policy director for UC Berkeley's Law School and member of the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Inmate Population Management
Dan Macallair, executive director and co-founder of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
Michael Montgomery, reporter for KQED Radio News and California Watch