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New Fact Sheet: Fresno County Shows Favorable Crime Trends in the Justice Reform Era (2010-2017)New Fact Sheet: Fresno County Shows Favorable Crime Trends in the Justice Reform Era (2010-2017)

Publications—A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that, amid substantial statewide criminal justice reform, Fresno County and the City of Fresno have experienced generally positive crime trends including a 28 percent drop… Continue

Tell Governor Brown to Stop Criminalizing Children, and More!Tell Governor Brown to Stop Criminalizing Children, and More!

Newsletter—Tell Governor Brown to sign SB 439 to end the criminalization of young children, a young man journeys home and flourishes with the support of CJCJ program, and San Francisco youth explore the great… Continue

SB 439 Heads to the Governor's DeskSB 439 Heads to the Governor's Desk

Blog—Senate Bill (SB) 439, a bill co-sponsored by CJCJ and others, passed in the Legislature and is awaiting a signature from the Governor.

We've Moved to San Francisco's Mission District & More!We've Moved to San Francisco's Mission District & More!

Newsletter—CJCJ’s new home ensures continued services to San Francisco communities, policy team supports youth advocacy at the California State Capitol, and CJCJ wins $1 million for homeless services with… Continue

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.”

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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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