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CJCJ Co-sponsors Legislation to Reform the Juvenile Justice SystemCJCJ Co-sponsors Legislation to Reform the Juvenile Justice System

Blog, Juvenile Justice, Social Justice—CJCJ is co-sponoring two bills in the California legislature this year that would lessen the impact of the juvenile justice system on youth and their families.

Sentencing Reform in CaliforniaSentencing Reform in California

Blog, Justice by Geography, Sentencing—CJCJ's executive director, Daniel Macallair, testified before the California Legislature on the need for increased uniformity in county implementation of sentencing laws to reduce mass incarceration.

CJCJ's Cameo House Celebrates International Women's DayCJCJ's Cameo House Celebrates International Women's Day

Blog, Model Local Practices—This International Women's Day, CJCJ's Cameo House could not imagine "A Day Without a Woman."

Trump's distortions of crime, violence, drugs and youthTrump's distortions of crime, violence, drugs and youth

Blog, Political Landscape—Trump’s address reveals dangerous misconceptions. Drugs and crime in America have virtually nothing to do with immigrants, foreigners, or youth.

“Teen Brain” Non-Science Debunked“Teen Brain” Non-Science Debunked

Blog, Sentencing—Recent scientific reviews have debunked neurological studies which found youth to be more crime prone, but statistical realities showing dramatic drops in youth crime were demolishing such claims for… Continue

Pushing Back Against Alt-Facts and Focusing on CaliforniaPushing Back Against Alt-Facts and Focusing on California

Newsletter—Daniel Macallair testifies before California Assembly committee; CJCJ authors two editorials in national news platforms; Implementing Proposition 57 and sentencing reform in 2017

Prop 57 Alliance Celebrates Success and Looks to the FutureProp 57 Alliance Celebrates Success and Looks to the Future

Blog—The California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice, a coalition of youth justice organizations, gathered to celebrate the successful passage of Proposition 57 and to plan for the future.

California to Trump: What 'American carnage'? Things are far safer here than in the rest of AmericaCalifornia to Trump: What 'American carnage'? Things are far safer here than in the rest of America

CJCJ in the News—Mike Males pens an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times disputing the claims made by President Trump and his administration.

Listen to Youth Voices to Bring California Facilities Into the 21st CenturyListen to Youth Voices to Bring California Facilities Into the 21st Century

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ's Erica Webster penned an op-ed for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) highlighting what young people said about their experiences in juvenile facilities

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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. 


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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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