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Building Collective Power for a Better FutureBuilding Collective Power for a Better Future

Blog—Tina Curiel-Allen–a writer, poet, community leader, and Next Generation Fellow–offers a glimpse into her past, the challenges she faced during re-entry, and her hopes for the future.

Leadership through AdversityLeadership through Adversity

Blog—Cristian Franco, a youth mentor and community advocate, discusses the power of sharing your story and the ways the Next Generation Fellowship helped as he shaped his own.

Pathways from Youth Prisons to Colleges for Young AdultsPathways from Youth Prisons to Colleges for Young Adults

Blog—Dr. Young-Alfaro's recent study, which follows ten young adults attending college after incarceration, finds college success linked to participation in student-led groups and activism.

New Report: California Juvenile Justice Funding in Five Bay Area Counties Shows Opportunity for ReinvestmentNew Report: California Juvenile Justice Funding in Five Bay Area Counties Shows Opportunity for Reinvestment

Publications—A new CJCJ report investigates how California's counties spend millions meant to serve youth locally and finds spending priorities that are out of step with juvenile justice trends and best practices.

From Sitting in Detention to Standing in CultureFrom Sitting in Detention to Standing in Culture

Blog—2017 Next Generation Fellow, Brayan Pelayo, shares his journey from childhood to community leadership. Brayan works to help transform the justice system into one that provides structural… Continue

CJCJ’s Exciting Transition, New Fact Sheet, and More!CJCJ’s Exciting Transition, New Fact Sheet, and More!

Newsletter—Cameo House upgrade project will bring CJCJ programs together, new fact sheet finds local juvenile facilities can absorb state system, and CJCJ youth joins peers at San Francisco’s Youth… Continue

Next Generation Fellowship (NGF) Elevates Justice-Involved LeadersNext Generation Fellowship (NGF) Elevates Justice-Involved Leaders

Blog—Applications are now open! The second-annual NGF leadership program brings together emerging leaders impacted by justice-involvement to advance racial justice, cultural healing, and policy advocacy.

CJCJ Transitions to a New HomeCJCJ Transitions to a New Home

Blog—This spring, CJCJ is excited to announce our move to a new home in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District!

CA Lawmakers Consider Ending the Treatment of 14- and 15-Year-Olds as AdultsCA Lawmakers Consider Ending the Treatment of 14- and 15-Year-Olds as Adults

Blog—Senate Bill 1391 will end the transfer of younger teens into adult criminal court, keeping them in the juvenile justice system where education and rehabilitation services are mandatory.

California Sentencing Institute now shows 2016 trendsCalifornia Sentencing Institute now shows 2016 trends

Blog, Justice by Geography—CJCJ’s California Sentencing Institute (CASI) interactive map now shows annual criminal and juvenile justice statistics for 2009-2016.

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New Book!

After the Doors Were Locked

Purchase CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair's new book, a history of youth corrections in California, detailing the cycle of abuse and reform from the 1890s to the present. 


NGF is a two-day leadership development and policy advocacy training for formerly incarcerated or justice-involved individuals.


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California Sentencing
Institute (CASI)

Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.


Seal It 

Do you have juvenile record? This online tool provides eligibility information and step-by-step record sealing guides for all 58 counties. 


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Established in 1985 as the Western Regional Office of the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA), the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization promoting a balanced and humane criminal justice system through the provision of direct services, technical assistance, and policy analysis.

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