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May 5, 2021: Prosecutors Craft Juvenile Three Strikes Reform Legislation

To Deputy District Attorney Michael Mallano, it just seemed wrong for youths to face California’s Three Strikes Law without being given the same rights as adults.

So Mallano and Deputy District Attorney Katharine Yaske proposed a way to right that wrong.

With the assistance of Special Advisor Alisa Blair and the office’s Legislative Advocate Daniel Felizzatto, they drafted legislation that would stop strikes committed by minors from later being used against them in adult proceedings.Read more...

March 24, 2021: Prosecutors Receive Anti-Defamation League Award

Deputy District Attorneys John Chang and Reginald Neal were recognized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of Los Angeles.

The prosecutors received the ADL’s Helene and Joseph Sherwood Prize, which honors law enforcement professionals who work to protect the community from crimes related to hate. The presentation was made in a March 9 video ceremony.Read more...