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Save Cameo House: Help Protect San Francisco’s Most Vulnerable Women and Their Children!Save Cameo House: Help Protect San Francisco’s Most Vulnerable Women and Their Children!

Blog—We need your help! Learn 3 ways YOU can support CJCJ's Cameo House.

San Francisco’s crime rates fall while Sacramento’s “tough-on-crime” DA presides over rising violenceSan Francisco’s crime rates fall while Sacramento’s “tough-on-crime” DA presides over rising violence

Publications—San Francisco has seen major decreases in crime amid progressive reforms, while nearby Sacramento is experiencing a homicide and violence surge under the leadership of its conservative prosecutor.

Some Teens Are Depressed for a Reason. Many Are Victims of Domestic Abuse.Some Teens Are Depressed for a Reason. Many Are Victims of Domestic Abuse.

Blog—How did the CDC, authorities, and nearly all media reports miss this bombshell finding?

Honoring the Memory of William Bud BrownHonoring the Memory of William Bud Brown

Blog—April 2022, California lost William Bud Brown, a dear friend and source of inspiration for many, including the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. We honor Bud's life and his legacy.

New Report: Prop 47 Offers a $600M Lifeline to Vulnerable CaliforniansNew Report: Prop 47 Offers a $600M Lifeline to Vulnerable Californians

Publications—Prop 47 has reinvested over half a billion dollars from expensive, overcrowded prisons into low-cost, high-impact prevention programs.

New Report: San Franciscans Spend More And Get Less From Their Police Department Than Most Major CA CitiesNew Report: San Franciscans Spend More And Get Less From Their Police Department Than Most Major CA Cities

Publications—A new report finds San Francisco’s $689M police budget fails to solve crimes, over-arrests Black residents, and reports faulty data.

Cameo House Families Receive Permanent Housing, and More!Cameo House Families Receive Permanent Housing, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ organizes statewide action amid DJJ's catastrophic COVID-19 outbreak, 3 Cameo House families receive permanent housing, and CJCJ's Justice Policy Journal spotlights new research.

Conditions in California’s DJJ are deteriorating in the lead-up to closure. Its proposed budget ignores these challenges.Conditions in California’s DJJ are deteriorating in the lead-up to closure. Its proposed budget ignores these challenges.

Blog—In early January, Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed budget for the 2022-23 Fiscal Year. It included a staggering $200 million for the soon-to-close Division of Juvenile Justice.

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 18, Number 2 – Fall 2021Justice Policy Journal - Volume 18, Number 2 – Fall 2021

Volume 18—Articles include: The Disproportionality of Drug Laws, Abolishing Consensus Criminology, Public Attitudes of Sex Offense Registration, Visitation Policies in Juvenile Residential Facilities, and… Continue

TAKE ACTION: Protect Youth at DJJ Amid Dangerous COVID-19 SurgeTAKE ACTION: Protect Youth at DJJ Amid Dangerous COVID-19 Surge

Blog—California is failing to keep youth safe amid a catastrophic COVID-19 outbreak at DJJ. Join us in standing up for youth by participating in a statewide action.

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What is happening inside California's Division of Juvenile Justice?

Division of Juvenile Justice Data 

CJCJ is committed to protecting youth at DJJ by monitoring facility conditions and raising public awareness. Find out more about DJJ’s population, use of isolation, and the spread of COVID-19 inside facilities.


Next Generation Fellowship

NGF is a leadership development and policy advocacy training for formerly incarcerated and justice-involved individuals.


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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. 


After the Doors Were Locked by Daniel Macallair

After the Doors Were Locked

CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair's book, a history of youth corrections in California, details the cycle of abuse and reform since the 1890s. 

About CJCJ

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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