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City Visions: Why are hundreds of California foster care children arrested each year?

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  On June 19, 2017: Each year hundreds of foster care children in California shelters are sent to juvenile hall for offenses as minor as throwing books or blankets. One county shelter called the police an average of 9 times a day last year. Why are kids as young as 8 being arrested for behavioral issues? Joseph Pace and guests delve into the San Francisco Chronicle's excellent investigative reporting on the criminalization of foster care kids in California. 

Guests:

Karen de Sa, Investigative Reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle

Jennifer Rodriguez, Executive Director of the Youth Law Center

Produced by: Anne Harper