Model Local Practices, Juvenile Justice—San Francisco Bay View Newspaper highlights the important work of CJCJ's Children's Waiting Room staff.
Blog, Correctional Institutions—A proposal by the California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation defies best practices and fails to heed the lessons of history.
Blog, Social Justice—The state legislature hears concerns about the unequal representation of communities most impacted by criminal justice policy.
Sentencing, Correctional Institutions—The Davis Vanguard highlights CJCJ's recent report analyzing Prop. 47's impact on crime.
Blog, Political Landscape—Governor Brown should veto the “smoking age” bill. Like other useless “status offenses,” it will contribute to thousands more arrests and higher unemployment among young… Continue
Publications, Sentencing, Social Justice—Is Prop. 47 to Blame for California's 2015 Increase in Urban Crime?; California Sentencing Institute now includes 2013 data; CJCJ's Matt Snope presents on unemployment after incarceration.
Blog, Sentencing—Sentencing enhancements intended to deter gang activity are overly punitive, conflict with the juvenile justice system’s mission, and have a disproportionate impact on young people of color.
Publications, Sentencing, Political Landscape—Assem. Jim Patterson seeks to amend Prop. 47 based on claims that it increased crime. KFPA interviews Mike Males about CJCJ's new report finding no definitive correlation between Prop. 47 and crime.
Blog, Political Landscape—The California Assembly Committee questions the need for an additional $250 Million in local adult facility construction funding.
Drug Policy, Political Landscape—Think Progress covers Mike Males's data findings that racial disparities in marijuana-related arrests still exist in legalization states.
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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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