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Next Generation Fellowship (NGF) Elevates Justice-Involved LeadersNext Generation Fellowship (NGF) Elevates Justice-Involved Leaders

Blog—Applications are now open! The second-annual NGF leadership program brings together emerging leaders impacted by justice-involvement to advance racial justice, cultural healing, and policy advocacy.

CJCJ Transitions to a New HomeCJCJ Transitions to a New Home

Blog—This spring, CJCJ is excited to announce our move to a new home in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District!

CA Lawmakers Consider Ending the Treatment of 14- and 15-Year-Olds as AdultsCA Lawmakers Consider Ending the Treatment of 14- and 15-Year-Olds as Adults

Blog—Senate Bill 1391 will end the transfer of younger teens into adult criminal court, keeping them in the juvenile justice system where education and rehabilitation services are mandatory.

California Sentencing Institute now shows 2016 trendsCalifornia Sentencing Institute now shows 2016 trends

Blog, Justice by Geography—CJCJ’s California Sentencing Institute (CASI) interactive map now shows annual criminal and juvenile justice statistics for 2009-2016.

New Fact Sheet: Local Juvenile Justice Facilities Can Absorb State Youth Correctional PopulationNew Fact Sheet: Local Juvenile Justice Facilities Can Absorb State Youth Correctional Population

Publications, Juvenile Justice—CJCJ's new fact sheet finds unprecedented available capacity in California's county-run juvenile halls, camps, and ranches due to declines in juvenile arrests and reductions in juvenile justice… Continue

CJCJ Youth Mentee Begins College, Budget Advocacy, and More!CJCJ Youth Mentee Begins College, Budget Advocacy, and More!

Newsletter—Youth Justice Mentoring participant makes strides in work and school, JCRU models effective aftercare for Santa Clara County, and CJCJ pushes the state budget to better serve California’s youth.

New Legislation Increases Employment Access for Justice-Involved CaliforniansNew Legislation Increases Employment Access for Justice-Involved Californians

Blog—An estimated 8 million individuals in California have criminal records. Increasing access to employment can lessen the negative impacts of justice system contact and benefit communities across the… Continue

2018 Promises Groundbreaking Justice Reform in California2018 Promises Groundbreaking Justice Reform in California

Blog—California legislators have introduced new bills to expand opportunities for justice-involved youth and adults and lessen the harm of justice system contact.

SF Foots Bill for State-Run Juvenile FacilitiesSF Foots Bill for State-Run Juvenile Facilities

CJCJ in the News—The San Francisco Examiner quotes CJCJ's Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn and Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on the rising per capita costs of California's Division of Juvenile… Continue

California’s Local Juvenile Facility Populations Continue to Decline in 2017California’s Local Juvenile Facility Populations Continue to Decline in 2017

Blog, Juvenile Justice—New data from 2017 show a continued population decline in California’s local juvenile halls and camps/ranches.

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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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