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CJCJ in the news:  Tenacity turned into treasure at San Francisco courts’ Children’s Waiting RoomCJCJ in the news: Tenacity turned into treasure at San Francisco courts’ Children’s Waiting Room

Model Local Practices, Juvenile Justice—San Francisco Bay View Newspaper highlights the important work of CJCJ's Children's Waiting Room staff.

Young Adult Prisons Are Not the AnswerYoung Adult Prisons Are Not the Answer

Blog, Correctional Institutions—A proposal by the California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation defies best practices and fails to heed the lessons of history.

Senate subcommittee votes to improve Prop. 47 funding processSenate subcommittee votes to improve Prop. 47 funding process

Blog, Social Justice—The state legislature hears concerns about the unequal representation of communities most impacted by criminal justice policy.

CJCJ in the news: Crime Moves Back Down in 2016 in Davis and West SacramentoCJCJ in the news: Crime Moves Back Down in 2016 in Davis and West Sacramento

Sentencing, Correctional Institutions—The Davis Vanguard highlights CJCJ's recent report analyzing Prop. 47's impact on crime.

The Dark Side of “Brain Science”: Manufacturing Teenage CrimeThe Dark Side of “Brain Science”: Manufacturing Teenage Crime

Blog, Political Landscape—Governor Brown should veto the “smoking age” bill. Like other useless “status offenses,” it will contribute to thousands more arrests and higher unemployment among young… Continue

March newsletter: New Prop. 47 report, CASI updates & more!March newsletter: New Prop. 47 report, CASI updates & more!

Publications, Sentencing, Social Justice—Is Prop. 47 to Blame for California's 2015 Increase in Urban Crime?; California Sentencing Institute now includes 2013 data; CJCJ's Matt Snope presents on unemployment after incarceration.

California Must Reform Its Gang Sentencing LawsCalifornia Must Reform Its Gang Sentencing Laws

Blog, Sentencing—Sentencing enhancements intended to deter gang activity are overly punitive, conflict with the juvenile justice system’s mission, and have a disproportionate impact on young people of color.

KPFA 94.1-FM Berkeley: Fresno Legislator Seeks Changes To Prop. 47KPFA 94.1-FM Berkeley: Fresno Legislator Seeks Changes To Prop. 47

Publications, Sentencing, Political Landscape—Assem. Jim Patterson seeks to amend Prop. 47 based on claims that it increased crime. KFPA interviews Mike Males about CJCJ's new report finding no definitive correlation between Prop. 47 and crime.

$250 Million Proposed for Jail Construction Raises Questions from the Legislature$250 Million Proposed for Jail Construction Raises Questions from the Legislature

Blog, Political Landscape—The California Assembly Committee questions the need for an additional $250 Million in local adult facility construction funding.

CJCJ in the news: Black People Twice As Likely To Be Arrested For Pot In Colorado And Washington — Where It’s Legal

Drug Policy, Political Landscape—Think Progress covers Mike Males's data findings that racial disparities in marijuana-related arrests still exist in legalization states.

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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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