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Fewer State Kids In Juvenile Halls

Fewer California kids are spending time behind bars. A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds the youth incarceration rate at a nationwide low. That’s also true in Nevada County where the juvenile hall population is down 20 percent from a year ago. Chief Probation Officer Mike Ertola says there are several reasons for that…

Listen to Mike Ertola 1


Ertola says many of those who are booked into the Carl F. Bryan facility and released do not come back, which frees up other resources…

Listen to Mike Ertola 2

Statewide, the rate decrease was nearly 50 percent from 1997 to 2010.

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