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February 27, 2015

Child sex trafficking is a crime we often associate with far-off countries, but it happens here in L.A., too. And now, there’s a renewed interest by authorities to fight it. Last July, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey created her office’s first Human Trafficking Unit to go after pimps who exploit minors. Three years ago, the county created a special court to handle cases involving sexually exploited girls. Now, officials are talking about creating yet another special court -- this one inside the family court system -- that would try to help these kids before they’re arrested on criminal charges.

February 26, 2015

Los Angeles County authorities are planning a specialized court to handle the growing number of young people in foster care who street predators have lured or bullied into prostitution.

February 18, 2015

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye yesterday named the final 40 members of the Commission on the Future of California’s Court System, charged with recommending ways to improve the state court system by making it more efficient and effective, the Judicial Council staff said in a press release.

February 16, 2015

Los Angeles County officials are allowing the use of powerful psychiatric drugs on far more children in the juvenile delinquency and foster care systems than they had previously acknowledged, according to data obtained by The Times through a Public Records Act request.

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