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CJCJ Executive Director helps plan SF juvenile hall closure, and more!CJCJ Executive Director helps plan SF juvenile hall closure, and more!

Newsletter—November News: CJCJ Executive Director sits on task force to close SF juvenile hall, California must move toward local alternatives to youth incarceration, and Cameo House promotes civic engagement… Continue

California Must Move Beyond Youth IncarcerationCalifornia Must Move Beyond Youth Incarceration

Blog—Recently, California failed to adopt the Keep Youth Closer to Home Act (SB 284). CJCJ and community partners will continue our work to move beyond costly, dangerous, and non-rehabilitative approaches… Continue

One step away from Keeping Youth Closer to Home, and more!One step away from Keeping Youth Closer to Home, and more!

Newsletter—Tell Governor Newsom to Keep Youth Closer to Home with Senate Bill 284, a youth’s dreams of becoming a doctor, and CJCJ gathers together for a fun afternoon at a Giants game!

Keep Youth Close to Home: Governor Newsom Needs to Hear from You!Keep Youth Close to Home: Governor Newsom Needs to Hear from You!

Blog—Take 5 minutes to protect and support California's youth! One quick call to the Governor's office for Senate Bill 284 can make a difference.

SB 284 passes final vote in the Assembly, health education empowers women, and more!SB 284 passes final vote in the Assembly, health education empowers women, and more!

Newsletter—Senate Bill 284 passes final vote and goes to the Governor’s desk, CJCJ staff and partners organize a Collaborative Courts Summit, and health education workshops empower Cameo House… Continue

Fellowship Opportunity, Budget Success in San Francisco, and more!Fellowship Opportunity, Budget Success in San Francisco, and more!

Newsletter—This month, the Next Generation Fellowship applications open for justice-involved advocates, San Francisco reinvests funding from probation to community-based services, and CJCJ supports voting… Continue

New Fact Sheet: A Decade of Declines in Violence Among San Francisco YouthNew Fact Sheet: A Decade of Declines in Violence Among San Francisco Youth

Publications—A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that v iolent crimes fell by 64 percent among youth in San Francisco in the last ten years.

California Interrupts the Cycle of Incarceration with Primary Caregiver Pretrial Diversion ActCalifornia Interrupts the Cycle of Incarceration with Primary Caregiver Pretrial Diversion Act

Blog—When a parent is incarcerated, their children are exposed to the trauma of separation and household instability. The Primary Caregiver Pretrial Diversion Act (SB 394) aims to support families… Continue

CJCJ Co-sponsored Bill Clears Another Legislative HurdleCJCJ Co-sponsored Bill Clears Another Legislative Hurdle

Blog—The Keep Youth Closer to Home Act (Senate Bill 284), a measure co-sponsored by CJCJ, is one step closer to becoming California state law. Support youth today by helping to pass SB 284.

SB 284 Success, State Audit of $100M+ grant program, and more!SB 284 Success, State Audit of $100M+ grant program, and more!

Newsletter—CJCJ’s Cameo House partners with the SF SPCA, Senate Bill 284 passes another legislative hurdle, and the state approves an audit of the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act.

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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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