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CA Legislators Call for Youth Releases Amid COVID-19 Outbreak at DJJCA Legislators Call for Youth Releases Amid COVID-19 Outbreak at DJJ

Blog—CJCJ stands behind more than a dozen state legislators in urging Governor Newsom to take swift action on the COVID-19 crisis at the state’s youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile… Continue

CJCJ Warns of COVID-19 Outbreak at DJJ, and MoreCJCJ Warns of COVID-19 Outbreak at DJJ, and More

Newsletter—CJCJ Report Warns of Second Major COVID-19 Outbreak in DJJ; Expanding our Juvenile Justice Services to Support Youth; Help Strengthen Families Impacted by Incarceration.

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 17, Number 2 – Fall, 2020Justice Policy Journal - Volume 17, Number 2 – Fall, 2020

Volume 17—Articles on attitudes towards Ban the Box; the multidimensional struggle of family separation on male migrant workers; the foster-care-to-prison pipeline; extending the school-to-prison pipeline;… Continue

Report Update: COVID-19 Cases Surging in CA Youth PrisonsReport Update: COVID-19 Cases Surging in CA Youth Prisons

Publications—COVID-19 cases inside the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) increased sevenfold in July. Now, another dangerous outbreak is putting youth at risk.

This #GivingTuesday, help strengthen families impacted by incarcerationThis #GivingTuesday, help strengthen families impacted by incarceration

Blog—Your tax-deductible gift will provide youth and families with the support they need through the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Report: DJJ Fails to Protect Youth Amid COVID-19 PandemicNew Report: DJJ Fails to Protect Youth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Publications—COVID-19 cases inside the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) increased sevenfold in July. Meanwhile, California is failing to prevent another dangerous outbreak.

High Prop 20 Costs, Re-entry Conference, and More!High Prop 20 Costs, Re-entry Conference, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ report finds Prop 20 would fuel racial injustice, CJCJ team member leads community development, and CJCJ directors present at a reentry conference.

CJCJ’s Silvanus Warren Leads Community DevelopmentCJCJ’s Silvanus Warren Leads Community Development

Newsletter—A dedicated CJCJ staff member, Silvanus "Van" Warren, supports Bay Area residents through his community-rooted organization.

Closing Youth Prisons, Collaborating for Reentry, and More!Closing Youth Prisons, Collaborating for Reentry, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ News: California closes dangerous youth correctional system, CJCJ staff hosts collaborative training series, and new publication finds historic low crime trends.

New Report: Prop 20 Would Fuel Racial InjusticeNew Report: Prop 20 Would Fuel Racial Injustice

Publications—CJCJ finds that Prop 20 will harm communities of color, with Black and Latino people at the greatest risk of justice system involvement and incarceration.

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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. 


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Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.


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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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