Juvenile Justice—Pacific Standard Magazine highlights research by CJCJ's Mike Males on the role of poverty in causing youth crime.
Blog—CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Randall Shelden discusses the case of Michael DiVicino, a California prisoner currently serving his time at the Nevada State Prison in Indian Springs.
Blog, Political Landscape—Over 300 community members recently gathered in Oakland’s Imani Community Church to hear about a transformative moment in California’s criminal justice system: Proposition 47.
Drug Policy, Political Landscape—CJCJ cautions against leaving youth out of marijuana policy reform; Implementing Prop 47: Helping our clients change their records; Engaging the public with the Board of State and Community… Continue
Blog, Drug Policy—After California decriminalized marijuana, teenage behaviors improved dramatically. Pay no attention to dubious drug-use surveys, which bear no relationship to any measure of youthful well-being.
Blog, Political Landscape—The February 12 BSCC Board meeting in Ventura saw promising developments, but the agency must be transparent and inclusive of those communities most impacted by their decisions.
Blog—Although dealing with events of more almost 50 years ago, the film Selma is current. As the old saying goes, “the past is prologue.”
Blog, Correctional Institutions—The punitive prison-like facilities that dominate juvenile corrections are clearly not working. California should use new funding stream to create nurturing, rehabilitative environments.
Blog, Political Landscape—Despite the lowest crime rate in decades, and recent and potential reductions in the prison population, Brown continues to up prison spending and expand capacity.
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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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