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2017-18 Budget Expands Youth Prisons and Deepens Reliance on Incarceration2017-18 Budget Expands Youth Prisons and Deepens Reliance on Incarceration

Blog, Juvenile Justice, Political Landscape—In a time of fiscal caution, Governor Brown’s FY 2017-18 budget proposal deepens California’s reliance on youth incarceration.

Prop 47 Provides $103 Million for Community ProgramsProp 47 Provides $103 Million for Community Programs

Blog, Proposition 47, Social Justice—Prop 47 allocated state funding for community programs that support mental health, drug treatment, and rehabilitation for people involved with the justice system. Applications are due on February 21.

States Must Move Funding from Correctional Facilities to Community-Based TreatmentStates Must Move Funding from Correctional Facilities to Community-Based Treatment

CJCJ in the News, Juvenile Justice, Model Local Practices—CJCJ's Erica Webster pens an op-ed for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE).

Webinar Recap: Improving Minimum Standards for California’s Juvenile Justice FacilitiesWebinar Recap: Improving Minimum Standards for California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities

Blog, Juvenile Justice—Please find all the webinar presentation materials here. Thank you to The California Endowment and Sue Burrell for making this webinar possible!

JAN 12 WEBINAR: Improve California’s Juvenile Justice FacilitiesJAN 12 WEBINAR: Improve California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities

Blog—Please join our January 12th webinar for a unique opportunity to improve California's juvenile justice facilites.

New Report: Declining Drug Enforcement After Proposition 47New Report: Declining Drug Enforcement After Proposition 47

Publications, Proposition 47—A new report finds arrests and citations for drug possession have decreased in Los Angeles and San Diego counties after the passage of Prop 47.

Lost African American Girls in the Maryland Juvenile Justice SystemLost African American Girls in the Maryland Juvenile Justice System

CJCJ in the News, Juvenile Justice—CJCJ's Mike Males discusses the mistreatment and criminalization of Black girls in the juvenile justice system with WPFW Crossroads host, Roach Brown.

CJCJ's Year in ReviewCJCJ's Year in Review

Blog—In 2016, CJCJ remained dedicated to promoting a balanced and humane criminal justice system.

California Sentencing Institute now shows 2015 trendsCalifornia Sentencing Institute now shows 2015 trends

Blog, Sentencing—The California Sentencing Institute (CASI) interactive map now shows annual criminal and juvenile justice statistics for 2009-2015.

The Children’s Waiting Rooms make the holidays brighter for San Francisco kidsThe Children’s Waiting Rooms make the holidays brighter for San Francisco kids

Blog, Model Local Practices—This week, Children’s Waiting Rooms staff hosted a holiday gathering for families, children, allies and court staff. Children visiting the waiting rooms were given special gifts from Family… Continue

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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. 


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


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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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