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New Report: Prop 20 Would Fuel Racial InjusticeNew Report: Prop 20 Would Fuel Racial Injustice

Publications—CJCJ finds that Prop 20 will harm communities of color, with Black and Latino people at the greatest risk of justice system involvement and incarceration.

CJCJ Provides Trove of DJJ Data to Support Realignment PlanningCJCJ Provides Trove of DJJ Data to Support Realignment Planning

Blog—As part of CJCJ's longstanding commitment to monitoring the health and safety of youth at the Division of Juvenile Justice, we have compiled a trove of otherwise unavailable data reports.

CJCJ Celebrates Closure of California’s Youth Correctional SystemCJCJ Celebrates Closure of California’s Youth Correctional System

Blog—In a historic decision, California enacts legislation to close state youth correctional facilities in favor of close-to-home alternatives.

Join the Fight to Protect Californians in JailJoin the Fight to Protect Californians in Jail

Blog, Correctional Institutions—We need your support to strengthen the new statewide regulations for California’s jails.

Prop 17 Could Restore Voting Rights to Tens of ThousandsProp 17 Could Restore Voting Rights to Tens of Thousands

Blog—Amid a national crisis over voter suppression, Californians are considering a historic expansion of the right to vote. Prop 17 would allow the 55,000 people on parole to cast a ballot.

New Report: Lowest California Crime Rate in Recorded HistoryNew Report: Lowest California Crime Rate in Recorded History

Publications—A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that California’s crime rate declined amid several major criminal justice reforms.

Ending the Harm of DJJ, Investing in San Francisco Youth, and More!Ending the Harm of DJJ, Investing in San Francisco Youth, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ News: Support DJJ closure by calling the Governor's office, San Francisco service providers press for justice reinvestment, and Cameo House family moves to a permanent home.

New Fact Sheet: DJJ Realignment Must Address Racial Justice as Youth of Color Are Harmed Most by the Justice SystemNew Fact Sheet: DJJ Realignment Must Address Racial Justice as Youth of Color Are Harmed Most by the Justice System

Publications—As California moves to close the Division of Juvenile Justice, state leaders must ensure meaningful oversight and safeguards for youth of color as outlined is Senate Bill 823.

Protect Youth from COVID-19, Honoring Next Generation Fellows, and more!Protect Youth from COVID-19, Honoring Next Generation Fellows, and more!

Newsletter—CJCJ News: Protecting youth at DJJ from a COVID-19 outbreak, Honoring 2019-20 class of the Next Generation Fellowship, and publishing new research in CJCJ's Justice Policy Journal.

Tell Governor Newsom to Act Now: Protect Youth at DJJ from COVID-19 OutbreakTell Governor Newsom to Act Now: Protect Youth at DJJ from COVID-19 Outbreak

Blog—California must act immediately to protect youth from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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. 


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


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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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