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Ban the Box: Helpful or Harmful?Ban the Box: Helpful or Harmful?

Blog, Social Justice—A new study reveals an unintended consequence of Ban the Box legislation. How does this impact job seekers?

CJCJ in the news: Prosecuting Youth As Adults Creates Racial Disparities and ‘Justice-By-Geography’CJCJ in the news: Prosecuting Youth As Adults Creates Racial Disparities and ‘Justice-By-Geography’

CJCJ in the News, Juvenile Justice—Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed by CJCJ's Rebecca Wegley on the damage done by prosecuting youth as adults.

CJCJ in the news: Mike Males on coercive police interrogationCJCJ in the news: Mike Males on coercive police interrogation

CJCJ in the News, Social Justice—A North Dakota college student was killed after police coerced him to work as a drug deal informant by threatening him with a lengthy prison sentence for low-level marijuana sale.

California legislature hears pros and cons of statewide sentencing reformCalifornia legislature hears pros and cons of statewide sentencing reform

Blog, Sentencing—Criminal and juvenile justice reform advocates testified in support of Governor Brown's ballot initiative Proposition 57, which would roll back disastrous, pro-mass incarceration policy.

June News from CJCJ: Two new reports and a trip to AlcatrazJune News from CJCJ: Two new reports and a trip to Alcatraz

Publications, Juvenile Justice—CJCJ youth explore Alcatraz and strengthen bonds with mentors; new CJCJ reports examine the prosecution of youth as adults; and the Children's Waiting Rooms receive donations for families.

The California Legislature Approves Additional $270 Million for Jail ConstructionThe California Legislature Approves Additional $270 Million for Jail Construction

Blog, Correctional Institutions, Political Landscape—On June 15, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 844, creating yet another allocation for local criminal justice facility construction.

Crime and Violence by San Francisco Youth Plunges 80 percent in Last 20 YearsCrime and Violence by San Francisco Youth Plunges 80 percent in Last 20 Years

Blog—But strangely, youth entering the system are twice as likely to be incarcerated today.

Justice by Geography: Do Politics Influence the Prosecution of Youth as Adults?Justice by Geography: Do Politics Influence the Prosecution of Youth as Adults?

Publications, Political Landscape—CJCJ’s new report finds that counties with Republican district attorneys are more likely to directly file youth in adult, criminal court.

CJCJ in the news: Study, Certain CA Counties Charge Youth as Adults More OftenCJCJ in the news: Study, Certain CA Counties Charge Youth as Adults More Often

CJCJ in the News—Public News Service interviews CJCJ's Maureen Washburn, co-author of a new report analyzing the prosecution of youth as adults.

New Report! Direct File Rates Arbitrarily Rising for Youth of ColorNew Report! Direct File Rates Arbitrarily Rising for Youth of Color

Publications, Juvenile Justice—A new report examining the prosecution of youth as adults in California documents variations by county in the use of “direct file” and its disproportionate impact on youth of color.

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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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