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Prop 57 Alliance Celebrates Success and Looks to the FutureProp 57 Alliance Celebrates Success and Looks to the Future

Blog—The California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice, a coalition of youth justice organizations, gathered to celebrate the successful passage of Proposition 57 and to plan for the future.

If Kids Ran Juvie

CJCJ in the News—The Marshall Project highlights the work of CJCJ and advocacy organizations to prioritize the voices of justice-involved youth in efforts to improve California's local juvenile facilities.

New Report: Urban Crime Trends Remain Stable Through California’s Policy Reform Era (2010-2016)New Report: Urban Crime Trends Remain Stable Through California’s Policy Reform Era (2010-2016)

Publications, Proposition 47, Realignment—CJCJ's new fact sheet finds that, despite the implementation of large-scale criminal justice reforms, California’s urban crime rates remained stable from 2010 through early 2016.

Prop 47, Empowering Youth Voices & A New California Prison?Prop 47, Empowering Youth Voices & A New California Prison?

Newsletter—Declining drug enforcement after Proposition 47, advocates rally to improve California's juvenile facilities, and Governor Brown's budget proposes to build another prison.

‘Rooms Infested With Spiders’: California Youth Urge Changes in Conditions at Juvenile Facilities

CJCJ in the News, Juvenile Justice—The Chronicle of Social Change highlights advocacy by CJCJ and other juvenile justice organizations to improve standards in county juvenile facilities.

People Are Calling out This Educational Academy

CJCJ in the News, Correctional Institutions, Political Landscape—ATTN: interviews CJCJ's Brian Goldstein on the merits of the California Leadership Academy, a new prison project included in Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal, that CJCJ has long opposed.

At Least 50 California Agencies May Apply for Prop 47 FundingAt Least 50 California Agencies May Apply for Prop 47 Funding

Blog, Proposition 47—Prop 47 created an estimated $103 million to fund community programs that focus on mental health, drug treatment and criminal justice diversion programs.

Patti Lee Appointed to Federal Board by the Obama AdministrationPatti Lee Appointed to Federal Board by the Obama Administration

Blog—Long-time CJCJ board member Patti Lee was honored by the Obama administration with a four-year appointment to the DOJ Science Advisory Board.

The Never-Ending Indian WarsThe Never-Ending Indian Wars

CJCJ in the News, Political Landscape—Yes Magazine highlights research conducted by CJCJ's Mike Males on the high rates of death of Native Americans during arrest or while in custody.

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.

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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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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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