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California Proposition 57 shifts discretion for transfer to criminal court to juvenile court judges.

Voters in California approve a referendum that shifts discretion for transfer to criminal court from prosecutors to juvenile court judges.  Shifts in discretion such as this away from prosecutors are uncommon. Most state policy maker's merely tinker with age and offense criteria within existing provisions.

Read a news about the story about Proposition 57 being approved by California voters.

Explore 40-year trends in the shift of discretion for transfer decisions.

Explore JJGPS details concerning the menu of California transfer provisions.

Explore JJGPS state trends data on how many youth are transferred to criminal court based on public reports published in California.  California is among a few states with fairly strong transfer trend reporting.

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Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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