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Help Abolish Regressive Juvenile Justice Fees in CaliforniaHelp Abolish Regressive Juvenile Justice Fees in California

Blog—Juvenile administrative fees harm youth and families and undermine the rehabilitative intent of the juvenile justice system. A team of lawmakers, advocates, and researchers is working to bring an end… Continue

California Must Better Protect the Health and Safety of Youth in Juvenile HallsCalifornia Must Better Protect the Health and Safety of Youth in Juvenile Halls

Blog, Juvenile Justice—Right now, California is deciding how, and in some cases whether, to afford basic protections for youth confined in county juvenile halls and camps.

The California Story: Reduced Crime, High ImmigrationThe California Story: Reduced Crime, High Immigration

CJCJ in the News, Political Landscape—The Crime Report highlights a recent CJCJ report which found increasing positive trends for health in safety in California as the overall population became more diverse and saw increased immigration.

KPFA 94.1FM Berkeley: CJCJ refutes political rhetoric on immigration and crimeKPFA 94.1FM Berkeley: CJCJ refutes political rhetoric on immigration and crime

CJCJ in the News, Political Landscape—Berkeley radio station, KPFA 94.1 FM, interviewed CJCJ's Mike Males about the findings of his recent report "Refuting Fear: Immigration, Youth, and California's Stunning Declines in Crime and… Continue

Refuting Fear: Immigration, Youth, and CA’s Stunning Declines in Crime and ViolenceRefuting Fear: Immigration, Youth, and CA’s Stunning Declines in Crime and Violence

Publications, Juvenile Justice, Social Justice—A new CJCJ report finds crime and violence have decreased as racial and ethnic diversity and immigration increased in California, particularly among young people.

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 14, Number 1 - Spring 2017Justice Policy Journal - Volume 14, Number 1 - Spring 2017

Volume 14, Justice Policy Journal—Articles on educating incarcerated young adults, police involvement with intimate partner violence calls, witness sexual orientation bias, and a book review on Prisoner Reentry in the Era of Mass… Continue

State spent millions on youth facilities despite drop in crimeState spent millions on youth facilities despite drop in crime

CJCJ in the News, Correctional Institutions, Juvenile Justice—The Union Democrat quotes CJCJ's Erica Webster and Mike Males regarding community concerns about the size of Tuolumne County's new, 30-bed juvenile hall that currently confines four young people.

Weakening Prop 57 Reinforces Mass IncarcerationWeakening Prop 57 Reinforces Mass Incarceration

Blog, Proposition 57, Sentencing—New legislation seeks to limit eligibility for Prop 57 reforms, thereby failing to address the root causes of mass incarceration and how we treat those who have committed violent crimes.

As Prop 57 goes into effect, experts debate impact on youth, prison overcrowdingAs Prop 57 goes into effect, experts debate impact on youth, prison overcrowding

CJCJ in the News, Proposition 57—UC Berkeley's Oakland North highlights CJCJ research and interviews Maureen Washburn and Erica Webster on the beneficial reforms of Prop 57.

2017 Bills Could Limit Juvenile Shackling, Repeal Sentencing Enhancements, and More2017 Bills Could Limit Juvenile Shackling, Repeal Sentencing Enhancements, and More

Blog—This legislative session, CJCJ is co-sponsoring two justice reform bills and supporting others that seek to reduce California's reliance on incarceration.

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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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