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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.

Harnessing County Level Prop 47 SavingsHarnessing County Level Prop 47 Savings

Blog, Political Landscape—Prop 47 cost savings are not being fully realized at the county level. County officials and community groups must act to ensure these savings are reinvested into community-based programs.

A Special GoodbyeA Special Goodbye

Blog, Correctional Institutions—Ten-year-old Eva was sad and upset — after six years of visiting her dad weekly in jail, everything was changing. Her father was going to prison.

A special goodbye & May news from CJCJA special goodbye & May news from CJCJ

Correctional Institutions, Political Landscape, Social Justice—A special goodbye visit for a family, Cameo House residents complete first step of programming, & formerly incarcerated people and allies advocate for reform.

Informed Policymaking Begins with Data CollectionInformed Policymaking Begins with Data Collection

Blog—Recently proposed legislation would expand the California Department of Justice’s data collection apparatus and propel justice system reform.

California Must Prioritize In-Person VisitsCalifornia Must Prioritize In-Person Visits

Blog, Correctional Institutions—California’s county jails are exacerbating the collateral consequences of incarceration by adopting "video visitation" instead of allowing family members and children to visit in person.

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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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