Braid Mission


Cops, Group Homes and Criminalized Kids

By Brian Rinker for The Chronicle of Social Change

In this story, a brave young woman who has found her voice through California Youth Connection (CYC), tells her story and how it illustrates the pros and cons of a proposed law in California, AB 388, which proposes minimizing police presence in group homes. It’s a powerful insight into the lives of children in group homes.

“I was trying to be heard and feeling like no one would really listen,” Bendell said. “I needed a one-on-one connection and a group is the worst situation for that.”