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The Myth of White Safety in White NumbersThe Myth of White Safety in White Numbers

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ's Mike Males authors an op-ed for Yes! Magazine that highlights new data showing that Whites are safer from violent death in more diverse areas.

CJCJ congratulates Terence Baugh, our new Director of Behavioral Health!CJCJ congratulates Terence Baugh, our new Director of Behavioral Health!

Blog—Terence’s lived experiences allow him to relate to the youth he serves. Now, he is leading a team of credible, trusted, and nurturing behavioral health staff, dedicated to supporting young… Continue

Youth Prison Paradox: Californians Want Them Shut Down While Counties Keep BuildingYouth Prison Paradox: Californians Want Them Shut Down While Counties Keep Building

CJCJ in the News, Juvenile Justice—The Chronicle of Social Change quotes CJCJ's Director of Policy Brian Goldstein about California's growing awareness that incarcerating youth does not make communities safer.

Justice for All: Senate Bill 190Justice for All: Senate Bill 190

Blog, Juvenile Justice—Senate Bill (SB) 190, which has passed the California Senate, aims to address the inequity of burdensome administrative fees levied against justice-involved youth and their families.

“Next Generation” of Justice Policy Leaders Gather and Mobilize in Sacramento“Next Generation” of Justice Policy Leaders Gather and Mobilize in Sacramento

Blog, Political Landscape, Social Justice—CJCJ and MILPA co-facilitated a two-day leadership and policy advocacy training for justice involved and formerly incarcerated individuals from across California.

CJCJ gives young people adventure, health services & professional opportunitiesCJCJ gives young people adventure, health services & professional opportunities

Newsletter—CJCJ youth get to be kids again during annual Great America trip, emerging leaders train to transform justice in California, and CJCJ's behavioral health programs invest in San Francisco youth.

CJCJ is hiring!CJCJ is hiring!

Blog—Are you passionate about criminal and juvenile justice issues? Do you want to work directly with justice-involved young people? Apply now to join our team!

Not Without Scars: The Story of Shirley LaMarrNot Without Scars: The Story of Shirley LaMarr

Blog, Model Local Practices, Sentencing—San Francisco author Jim Dekker tells Cameo House Director Shirley LaMarr's story of survival after addiction and poverty, and what is possible with investment in people rather than incarceration.

The Kids Are All Right (and These Surprising Statistics Prove It)The Kids Are All Right (and These Surprising Statistics Prove It)

CJCJ in the News, Juvenile Justice, Political Landscape—CJCJ's Mike Males pens an op-ed for Yes! Magazine detailing positive trends among American youth, such as declining crime, increasing education, and greater political tolerance.

Failed Juvenile Justice System Costs California More Than DollarsFailed Juvenile Justice System Costs California More Than Dollars

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ's Brian Goldstein pens an op-ed for Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) highlighting the overwhelming fiscal and social costs of juvenile incarceration to youth and the community.

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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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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. 


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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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