29 Sep '16, 3pm

How SF's Young Adult Court is working to shatter the school-to-prison pipeline:

How SF's Young Adult Court is working to shatter the school-to-prison pipeline:

Alicia Kane steps up to a small podium in San Francisco’s Hall of Justice and faces the judge. Twenty-two years old, Kane is just shy of 5 feet tall, with a cascade of black hair ending below her shoulders. In her arms she holds a three-month-old baby swaddled in a pink blanket. Judge Bruce Chan glances over Kane’s file and the three charges against her: receiving stolen property and possession of burglary tools, both misdemeanors, and second-degree burglary, a felony. “How’s the baby doing?” Chan asks. “She’s fine. She’s sleeping,” Kane answers. “As I’m sure all your family tells you, never wake a sleeping baby,” he says. Kane (whose name has been changed to protect her privacy) ended up in front of Judge Chan because in July 2015, she and a friend broke into a Pontiac Vibe parked in San Francisco and grabbed a bag inside. Police arrested them within minutes. At the time,...

Full article: http://modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/breaking-free

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