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New Fact Sheet: Racial Disparities Persist Amid Large Drug Arrest Declines in San FranciscoNew Fact Sheet: Racial Disparities Persist Amid Large Drug Arrest Declines in San Francisco

Publications—A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that disproportionate felony drug arrests among African Americans in San Francisco continue during a period of drastic changes in the city’s drug policing and… Continue

Time Cannot Heal All WoundsTime Cannot Heal All Wounds

Blog—Over 95 percent of incarcerated individuals return to the community- what happens then? Rehabilitation, not time spent behind bars, stands at the center of their future success.

By the Numbers: Why California Needs More Drug Treatment, Not Youth PrisonsBy the Numbers: Why California Needs More Drug Treatment, Not Youth Prisons

Blog—Hundreds of thousands more youth are on the streets today, policed less than ever. Meanwhile, California crime rates hover near historic lows.

A Mother's Journey, Report on Urban Crime, and More!A Mother's Journey, Report on Urban Crime, and More!

Newsletter—Cameo House resident transitions to independent living, new policy fact sheet finds stable urban crime trends amid justice reform, and CJCJ program helps a young man out of confinement and into the… Continue

New Report: Crime in California Cities Remains Stable Through Justice Reform Era (2010-2017)New Report: Crime in California Cities Remains Stable Through Justice Reform Era (2010-2017)

Publications—A new fact sheet from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice finds that, during a period of large-scale criminal justice reform, California’s urban crime rates remained stable.

AB 109, Prop 47, and Prop 57 Are Safely Reducing the Prison Population, but Durable Public Safety Requires Further Cuts in Corrections SpendingAB 109, Prop 47, and Prop 57 Are Safely Reducing the Prison Population, but Durable Public Safety Requires Further Cuts in Corrections Spending

Blog—Shifting California’s criminal justice priorities from punishment to prevention starts with the state budget.

2018-19 Budget Proposal Would Expand California’s Youth Correctional System at a Time of Falling Populations2018-19 Budget Proposal Would Expand California’s Youth Correctional System at a Time of Falling Populations

Blog—Governor Brown, in his final budget, has missed an opportunity to bring an end to the failures of DJJ. Now, state leaders must reject a proposed expansion of the facilities and invest, instead, in… Continue

A Tribute to Carole D’EliaA Tribute to Carole D’Elia

Blog—On December 16, 2017, California lost Carole D' Elia, a fine public servant and Executive Director of the Little Hoover Commission. We honor her life, her work, and her legacy.

CJCJ’s Continued Vision for Community Safety in 2018CJCJ’s Continued Vision for Community Safety in 2018

Blog, Social Justice—As we start 2018, CJCJ's staff and programs will remain steadfast in our commitment to change lives, change systems, and change the future.

CJCJ’s 2017 Year in ReviewCJCJ’s 2017 Year in Review

Newsletter—This year, CJCJ provided support to thousands of justice-involved individuals and their families. We would like to share a few stories from a year filled with exciting successes and social change.

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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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