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Blog, Model Local Practices—Collaborative courts connect clients with needed services and emphasize rehabilitation over punishment.

California’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Reports High Recidivism Despite Surging CostsCalifornia’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Reports High Recidivism Despite Surging Costs

Publications, Correctional Institutions, Juvenile Justice—CJCJ's new fact sheet finds that the costs of confining youth in California’s state youth correctional syste are expected to climb to $271,318 per youth.

58 city and county departments apply for Prop 47 funding58 city and county departments apply for Prop 47 funding

Proposition 47—See of a full list of public agencies that submitted applications for Prop 47 funding and read the full proposals.

CJCJ Co-sponsored Bills Clear Senate Policy CommitteesCJCJ Co-sponsored Bills Clear Senate Policy Committees

Blog, Juvenile Justice—On April 4th , SB 190 and SB 439 passed Senate policy committees after strong testimony from legislators and advocates, and broad public support.

94.1 KPFA | Upfront: CJCJ's Maureen Washburn on youth reform legislation94.1 KPFA | Upfront: CJCJ's Maureen Washburn on youth reform legislation

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ's Maureen Washburn discusses several pieces of important juvenile justice reform legislation that will decrease the negative impacts of justice-involvement on youth.

CJCJ sponsors youth justice reform legislation and more!CJCJ sponsors youth justice reform legislation and more!

Newsletter—CJCJ co-sponsors youth justice reform legislation, youth clients take a deserved break from their demanding lives, and California sees a promising start to county juvenile facility reform.

CJCJ Co-sponsors Legislation to Reform the Juvenile Justice SystemCJCJ Co-sponsors Legislation to Reform the Juvenile Justice System

Blog, Juvenile Justice, Social Justice—CJCJ is co-sponoring two bills in the California legislature this year that would lessen the impact of the juvenile justice system on youth and their families.

Sentencing Reform in CaliforniaSentencing Reform in California

Blog, Justice by Geography, Sentencing—CJCJ's executive director, Daniel Macallair, testified before the California Legislature on the need for increased uniformity in county implementation of sentencing laws to reduce mass incarceration.

CJCJ's Cameo House Celebrates International Women's DayCJCJ's Cameo House Celebrates International Women's Day

Blog, Model Local Practices—This International Women's Day, CJCJ's Cameo House could not imagine "A Day Without a Woman."

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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
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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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