Blog, Correctional Institutions, Political Landscape—On June 15, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 844, creating yet another allocation for local criminal justice facility construction.
Blog—But strangely, youth entering the system are twice as likely to be incarcerated today.
Publications, Political Landscape—CJCJ’s new report finds that counties with Republican district attorneys are more likely to directly file youth in adult, criminal court.
CJCJ in the News—Public News Service interviews CJCJ's Maureen Washburn, co-author of a new report analyzing the prosecution of youth as adults.
Publications, Juvenile Justice—A new report examining the prosecution of youth as adults in California documents variations by county in the use of “direct file” and its disproportionate impact on youth of color.
Blog, Political Landscape—Prop 47 cost savings are not being fully realized at the county level. County officials and community groups must act to ensure these savings are reinvested into community-based programs.
Blog, Correctional Institutions—Ten-year-old Eva was sad and upset — after six years of visiting her dad weekly in jail, everything was changing. Her father was going to prison.
Correctional Institutions, Political Landscape, Social Justice—A special goodbye visit for a family, Cameo House residents complete first step of programming, & formerly incarcerated people and allies advocate for reform.
Blog—Recently proposed legislation would expand the California Department of Justice’s data collection apparatus and propel justice system reform.
Blog, Correctional Institutions—California’s county jails are exacerbating the collateral consequences of incarceration by adopting "video visitation" instead of allowing family members and children to visit in person.
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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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