Is this what we want for our children? If your child attempted suicide, would you lock her up alone in a cell to “fix” the problem? Our children deserve better. The state has a duty to protect our children in its custody from harmful practices that endanger their lives. SB 1363 (Yee) will limit the use of solitary confinement in juvenile facilities and provide protective guidelines on how and when it is used. Stand with us and urge the Senate Public Safety Committee members to vote “YES” on SB 1363.
The challenges that children face today are not new, but, when left unaddressed, can leave emotional scars that hinder a young person’s true potential. Some of these include peer assault, cyber-bullying, thoughts of suicide, harassment, lack of self-esteem, rejection, anger, rage, fear, failure, gangs, and many other potentially life-changing challenges. The H.U.Y.O.E. Non-Violence Guide for Today’s Youth addresses these challenges that are faced by most—if not all—youth to some degree in school, at home, and in the community.