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SB 439 Will End the Prosecution of Children Under 12SB 439 Will End the Prosecution of Children Under 12

Blog—On Thursday, Senate Bill (SB) 439, a bill co-sponsored by CJCJ, cleared the Assembly Appropriations Committee and headed to the Assembly Floor.

Direct File of Youth to Adult Court: Gone and Unlamented as Youth Arrests Fall to All-time Low in 2017Direct File of Youth to Adult Court: Gone and Unlamented as Youth Arrests Fall to All-time Low in 2017

Blog—The abolition of direct file in California has resulted in more selective and less political decisions by judges, rather than by prosecutors, to better meet the individualized needs court-involved… Continue

Cheering on the Giants, Next Generation Fellows, and More!Cheering on the Giants, Next Generation Fellows, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ’s team goes out to the ball game to celebrate new shared workspace, the Next Generation Fellows train to transform justice and build community, and CJCJ Director Gerald Miller speaks on a… Continue

Justice-Involved Voters Bring Critical Voices to Community Decision-MakingJustice-Involved Voters Bring Critical Voices to Community Decision-Making

Blog—With over 6 million people barred from voting on Election Day through felony disenfranchisement policies, their communities are left without the voting power to access resources and address their… Continue

Governor Brown’s Final Budget Delivers Wins and Losses for Youth JusticeGovernor Brown’s Final Budget Delivers Wins and Losses for Youth Justice

Blog—In the FY 2018-19 budget, California makes prudent new investments in community-based youth but fails to modernize the state’s juvenile justice data bank and needlessly expands the troubled… Continue

Adventures for Youth, Sponsored Bill Success, and More!Adventures for Youth, Sponsored Bill Success, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ youth take an exciting trip to California's Great America amusement park, Co-Sponsored bill to protect young children moves forward in the California Legislature, and an opportunity to support… Continue

California’s County Jails Show Population Reductions Amid Statewide Prison ReformCalifornia’s County Jails Show Population Reductions Amid Statewide Prison Reform

Blog—Despite initial fears that reductions in prison populations would rebound to counties by increasing jail populations, statewide prison reform now appears to be a model for “jail reform.”

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 15, Number 1 - Spring 2018Justice Policy Journal - Volume 15, Number 1 - Spring 2018

Volume 15, Justice Policy Journal—Articles on social media responses to false confessions, civil and criminal forfeitures, police use of force on juvenile arrestees, recidivism among older adults, and more.

Youth Success on Probation, New Report, and More!Youth Success on Probation, New Report, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ celebrates the success of its Probation Enrichment Program, a n ew report investigates how CA counties spend millions intended for youth, and Cameo House residents learn about their voting… Continue

Building Collective Power for a Better FutureBuilding Collective Power for a Better Future

Blog—Tina Curiel-Allen–a writer, poet, community leader, and Next Generation Fellow–offers a glimpse into her past, the challenges she faced during re-entry, and her hopes for the future.

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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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