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The Sixties Have Returned in Ferguson

Blog, Social Justice—The continuing protests in Missouri show that racial segregation in the US is just as problematic as it was in the '60s.

Where do black teenagers and white middle-agers get busted for drugs at equal rates?

Blog, Drug Policy—In Los Angeles, huge declines in drug arrests of black teenagers and skyrocketing arrests of white middle-agers have led to an unimaginable new racial equality.

CJCJ in the news: After California decriminalized marijuana, teen arrest, overdose and dropout rates fell

Drug Policy—The Washington Post's Wonkblog highlights CJCJ's recent report on the impact of marijuana reforms.

New CJCJ report: Prop 47 could save counties millions, reduce jail populations

Publications, Sentencing—A new CJCJ brief estimates the potential county-level savings and jail population reductions that could result from implementing Proposition 47, which would reclassify low-level drug and property… Continue

Scapegoating Means ScapegoatingScapegoating Means Scapegoating

Blog, Political Landscape—Anti-rape campaigns from the White House to Sacramento blame students for a society-wide problem and ignore crucial lessons from young people’s promising trends.

CJCJ in the news: California Prison Guards Sit Out Debate On Letting Non-Violent Prisoners Go Free

Sentencing—CJCJ Executive Director Dan Macallair on the prison guard union's relative silence on criminal justice reforms.

Funding Local Juvenile Facilities that Meet the Needs of the FutureFunding Local Juvenile Facilities that Meet the Needs of the Future

Blog, Correctional Institutions—A tour of Stanislaus Juvenile Correctional Facility provides an example of previous SB 81 spending and highlights some important considerations for the next round of funding over the coming months.

CJCJ in the news: Marijuana legalization doesn't solve racial disparities in the criminal justice system

Drug Policy, Political Landscape—Vox highlights a recent CJCJ report on the impact of marijuana policy reform.

California teenagers: No longer “crime prone”California teenagers: No longer “crime prone”

Blog, Juvenile Justice—California’s revolutionary plunge in youth crime and rise in older-age crime threaten established interests still feeding on fear of youth.

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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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