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Why more states are considering marijuana legalization

Publications, Social Justice—The Christian Science Monitor cites CJCJ's report "Reforming Marijuana Laws: Which Approach Best Reduces the Harms of Criminalization? A Five-State Analysis" when discussing Oregon's legalization of… Continue

Like Our Veterans, Justice-Involved Youth are Survivors of Traumatic ViolenceLike Our Veterans, Justice-Involved Youth are Survivors of Traumatic Violence

Blog, Juvenile Justice—Veterans and youth in the justice system have something in common—trauma. California’s juvenile courts should address this trauma through treatment, not incarceration.

June news from CJCJJune news from CJCJ

Justice by Geography, Social Justice, Correctional Institutions—Advocates voice concerns with $500 million for facility construction; San Francisco County holds hearing on bias in the justice system; CJCJ adult client gives back.

For males of color, status is mixed

Justice by Geography, Social Justice—The Californian covers CJCJ's Brian Goldstein's testimony on the status of boys and men of color in Monterey County.

A Modest Theory of Why Conservatives Suddenly Champion Criminal Justice ReformA Modest Theory of Why Conservatives Suddenly Champion Criminal Justice Reform

Blog, Political Landscape—A sudden conversion to religious forgiveness and fiscal prudence on prison budgets? There’s a more plausible reason, one no one is talking about.

Community-Based Leadership of Color is Necessary for Effective ReformCommunity-Based Leadership of Color is Necessary for Effective Reform

Blog, Correctional Institutions—In California, people of color are more strongly represented at every stage of the criminal justice system except in decision-making roles.

Advocacy groups criticize $500 million in local jail funding

Realignment, Correctional Institutions—The Associated Press quotes CJCJ's Director of Policy and Development, Brian Goldstein, on the finalized application, approved by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), through which… Continue

Advocacy groups criticize $500 million in local jail funding

Realignment, Correctional Institutions—The Associated Press reports on CJCJ's criticisms of the rubric by which the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) plans to distribute $500 million in jail construction funding to… Continue

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 12, Number 1 - Spring 2015

Volume 12—The Spring 2015 issue of Justice Policy Journal includes articles on the barriers incarcerated mothers face to regain custody of children, peer support's effect on recidivism, how police make… Continue

How Will California Spend $500 Million for Criminal Justice Facilities?How Will California Spend $500 Million for Criminal Justice Facilities?

Blog, Correctional Institutions—On June 10th, California's Board of State and Community Corrections will meet to finalize the request for proposals (RFP) for $500 million in adult facility construction funding. These funding… Continue

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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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