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Justice Policy Journal - Volume 16, Number 2 – Fall, 2018Justice Policy Journal - Volume 16, Number 2 – Fall, 2018

Volume 16—Articles on disproportionate minority presence on U.S. Sex Offender Registries, determinants in pretrial detention, gendered effects of intensive juvenile supervision, and more.

High Rates of Incarceration Not Linked to Less CrimeHigh Rates of Incarceration Not Linked to Less Crime

Blog—CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males investigates claims that incarceration reduces crimes by taking a deeper look at California's crime and imprisonment trends among various age demographics.

CJCJ's 2018 Year in ReviewCJCJ's 2018 Year in Review

Blog—As 2018 comes to an end, CJCJ reflects on a year filled with dedicated service and community collaboration. We invite you to join us in our continued efforts!

Community-based programming is crucial to support San Francisco youthCommunity-based programming is crucial to support San Francisco youth

Blog—Earlier this week, San Francisco youth and service providers advocated for community-based programming at a Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee hearing on juvenile justice reform.

San Francisco police fail to specify charges in nearly 90 percent of youth arrests in 2017San Francisco police fail to specify charges in nearly 90 percent of youth arrests in 2017

Blog—The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) deviates from all other law enforcement agencies in California in two key ways: it fails to properly report Latino statistics, and it fails to specify… Continue

End Children’s Trauma, Harm By Prioritizing Them When Parents Arrested, in CourtEnd Children’s Trauma, Harm By Prioritizing Them When Parents Arrested, in Court

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ Communications and Policy Analyst Renee Menart discusses the collateral consequences of incarceration on children and family members in an Op-Ed published by the Juvenile Justice Information… Continue

A Boy’s Bright Future, Thanksgiving Dinner, and More!A Boy’s Bright Future, Thanksgiving Dinner, and More!

Newsletter—A mother's collaboration with Cameo House supports her son’s bright future, Help strengthen families and support communities this holiday season, and CJCJ’s Cameo House builds community… Continue

Give the Gift of Community Safety and WellnessGive the Gift of Community Safety and Wellness

Blog—Every day, the CJCJ family of staff and clients works to ensure that our communities are safe and thriving. This #GivingTuesday, we ask for your support to strengthen community-based alternatives to… Continue

California Legislature Passes Bill Setting Juvenile Justice Minimum Age at 12California Legislature Passes Bill Setting Juvenile Justice Minimum Age at 12

CJCJ in the News—The Chronicle of Social Change highlights the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice's key role in the passage of Senate Bill 439, which protects young children under age 12 from the juvenile… Continue

What happens to teens accused of murder? Ventura County grapples with questionWhat happens to teens accused of murder? Ventura County grapples with question

CJCJ in the News—The Ventura County Star quotes CJCJ's Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn in an article about California Senate Bill (SB) 1391, which ends transfers of 14- and 15-year-olds to the adult criminal justice… Continue

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