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CYA Director Allen Breed (PDF)

It is well into the afternoon of Allen Breed’s last official day as director of the California Youth Authority. He is sitting at a long table in a hotel conference room, looking at his watch.

Juvenile Crime (PDF)

The alarming increase in violent juvenile crime has roots that seem inextricably tangled in urban poverty, family breakdown, joblessness, racial antagonisms and abrupt shifts in traditional values and goals in our changing society. 

CYA Officials Fear Youth’s Killing Was Gang-Related (PDF)

Robert Ortiz was 17 years old when he was found late Dec 26 lying face down in a pool of blood on the cement floor of his room at the California Youth Authority’s Training School in Chino.