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Assembly Select Committee Hears from Youth of ColorAssembly Select Committee Hears from Youth of Color

Blog, Social Justice—Community groups, advocate organizations, and young people of color who compose the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color meet with legislators, discuss policy, and request that community leaders have… Continue

August news from CJCJAugust news from CJCJ

Publications, Realignment, Juvenile Justice—CJCJ clients gain leadership skills and enjoy the outdoors; Realignment and crime in 2014: California's violent crime in decline; Youth of color visit state representatives to discuss key legislation

Realignment and Crime in 2014: California's Violent Crime in Decline

Publications, Realignment—A new report from CJCJ analyzes the increased Realigned population's effect on county crime and finds that there is no causal relationship.

Enough Nonsense on Youthful (In)competenceEnough Nonsense on Youthful (In)competence

Blog, Juvenile Justice—Pre-judging the individual guilt of the Santa Cruz 15-year-old accused of murdering a child is not just, and judging all 15-year-olds as functioning is not science.

CJCJ’s Sentencing Service Program keeps youth in juvenile courtCJCJ’s Sentencing Service Program keeps youth in juvenile court

Blog, Juvenile Justice—When a prosecutor wants to try a youth as an adult, defense attorneys reach out to Nisha Ajmani, program manager for CJCJ’s Sentencing Service Program (SSP) , to keep that youth in the… Continue

CJCJ Founder Passes OnCJCJ Founder Passes On

Social Justice, Correctional Institutions—It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jerome G. Miller, the visionary leader who closed Massachusetts’s juvenile prisons in the early 1970s and forever changed the context… Continue

CJCJ in the news: As California becomes more diverse, youth arrests continue to plummet

Publications, Juvenile Justice—Sacramento News & Review interviews CJCJ's Mike Males on his report "The Plummeting Arrest Rates of California's Children" detailing the dramatic decline in youth arrests over the past 30 years.

California Court Rules Proposition 47 Applies to YouthCalifornia Court Rules Proposition 47 Applies to Youth

Blog, Justice by Geography, Juvenile Justice—This July, California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal held that a San Diego youth was eligible to reclassify his sentence from a felony to misdemeanor under California’s Proposition 47,… Continue

CJCJ in the news: Treating Broken Hearts With Poor Mental Health Services

Social Justice—Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed by CJCJ's Lauren Barretto on the lack of adequate screening for, and evaluation of, mental health needs in the juvenile justice system.

Obama blames “teenagers doing stupid things” for drugs, crime, imprisonmentObama blames “teenagers doing stupid things” for drugs, crime, imprisonment

Social Justice, Political Landscape—We need a modern strategy that treats crime as a behavior of individuals, not demographic groups, and a criminal justice system that responds to individual characteristics. These four charts show… Continue

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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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