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Prop 17 Could Restore Voting Rights to Tens of ThousandsProp 17 Could Restore Voting Rights to Tens of Thousands

Blog—Amid a national crisis over voter suppression, Californians are considering a historic expansion of the right to vote. Prop 17 would allow the 55,000 people on parole to cast a ballot.

New Report: Lowest California Crime Rate in Recorded HistoryNew Report: Lowest California Crime Rate in Recorded History

Publications—A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that California’s crime rate declined amid several major criminal justice reforms.

Ending the Harm of DJJ, Investing in San Francisco Youth, and More!Ending the Harm of DJJ, Investing in San Francisco Youth, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ News: Support DJJ closure by calling the Governor's office, San Francisco service providers press for justice reinvestment, and Cameo House family moves to a permanent home.

New Fact Sheet: DJJ Realignment Must Address Racial Justice as Youth of Color Are Harmed Most by the Justice SystemNew Fact Sheet: DJJ Realignment Must Address Racial Justice as Youth of Color Are Harmed Most by the Justice System

Publications—As California moves to close the Division of Juvenile Justice, state leaders must ensure meaningful oversight and safeguards for youth of color as outlined is Senate Bill 823.

Protect Youth from COVID-19, Honoring Next Generation Fellows, and more!Protect Youth from COVID-19, Honoring Next Generation Fellows, and more!

Newsletter—CJCJ News: Protecting youth at DJJ from a COVID-19 outbreak, Honoring 2019-20 class of the Next Generation Fellowship, and publishing new research in CJCJ's Justice Policy Journal.

Tell Governor Newsom to Act Now: Protect Youth at DJJ from COVID-19 OutbreakTell Governor Newsom to Act Now: Protect Youth at DJJ from COVID-19 Outbreak

Blog—California must act immediately to protect youth from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrating 2019-2020 Next Generation FellowsCelebrating 2019-2020 Next Generation Fellows

Blog—CJCJ and MILPA's Next Generation Fellowship brought thirteen justice reform advocates together to deepen cultural healing and policy advocacy strategies for California's emerging leaders.

California Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid COVID-19 OubreakCalifornia Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid COVID-19 Oubreak

Blog, Juvenile Justice—California must move quickly to halt the spread of COVID-19 within the state’s youth correctional institutions, the Division of Juvenile Justice.

Advocates Successfully Push California to Collect COVID-19 Data in Jails, Call on Governor to Take Further ActionAdvocates Successfully Push California to Collect COVID-19 Data in Jails, Call on Governor to Take Further Action

Blog—As COVID-19 threatens thousands of Californians in county correctional facilities, the state will begin tracking critical information, but must close data gaps and restart inspections.

Help Us Reinvest Millions in Community Programs for YouthHelp Us Reinvest Millions in Community Programs for Youth

Blog, Juvenile Justice—Assembly Bill 1007: The (P.R.O.M.I.S.E.) Act will allocate over $100M+ annually to critical community-based services for justice-involved youth. Submit a support letter today!

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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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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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