SB 518 - Juvenile Justice Safety and Protection Act
Senate Bill 518, the Juvenile Justice Safety and Protection Act, authored by Senator Carole Migden (D-San Francisco), addresses the crisis of abuse and discrimination against LGBT youth by instituting some basic safeguards that benefit all young people residing in state and county juvenile justice facilities, including a Youth Bill of Rights, statutory anti-bias rules, and a toll-free help hotline that youth can call to report rights violations.
STATUS: Introduced by Senator Migden on March 29, 2007. Passed the Senate on June 4, 2007 by a 23-13 vote. Passed Assembly by a 46-27 vote on Septemeber 10. Signed by Governor Schwarzenegger; became law January 1, 2008
Lead Author: Senator Carole Migden
Sponsor: Equality California
BACKGROUND ON SB 518
Date Last Modified: 4/25/2008