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Continuing the Fight for Racial JusticeContinuing the Fight for Racial Justice

Blog—We stand together as we confront the legacy of racism woven into our nation’s criminal justice system. We must proclaim what the current system fails to affirm: Black Lives Matter.

New Fact Sheet: Urban Crime Rates Reach Record Lows Amid Large-Scale Justice ReformNew Fact Sheet: Urban Crime Rates Reach Record Lows Amid Large-Scale Justice Reform

Publications—A new fact sheet finds that urban crime rates have reached record lows amid several major criminal justice reforms.

CJCJ Applauds Governor Newsom's Proposal to Shutter DJJCJCJ Applauds Governor Newsom's Proposal to Shutter DJJ

Blog—The plan aligns with CJCJ’s long-standing recommendations for the phased closure of all state youth correctional facilities.

Donate to Cameo House TodayDonate to Cameo House Today

Blog—Please consider donating, so our Cameo House program can continue its critical services.

CJCJ’s Cameo House Families Enjoy Spring, New Report, and more!CJCJ’s Cameo House Families Enjoy Spring, New Report, and more!

Newsletter—April News: CJCJ’s Cameo House families enjoy spring festivities, new report on dangers of DJJ youth correctional facilities, and CJCJ calls for transparency of COVID-19 cases.

New Report: California’s Youth Correctional Institutions Jeopardize Health Amid COVID-19 PandemicNew Report: California’s Youth Correctional Institutions Jeopardize Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Publications—From overcrowding and unsanitary buildings to a lack of access to quality health care, DJJ facilities put youths' safety at risk.

California jail watchdogs won’t keep track of COVID-19 cases in lockups. Activists want answersCalifornia jail watchdogs won’t keep track of COVID-19 cases in lockups. Activists want answers

CJCJ in the News—The Sacramento Bee covers advocates' calls for transparency in California's local jails and juvenile halls, quoting CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Helping our Community through the COVID-19 CrisisHelping our Community through the COVID-19 Crisis

Newsletter—During the COVID-19 crisis, California must support youth at DJJ, Cameo House serves families in San Francisco, and advocates press for protections in jails and juvenile facilities.

California Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid COVID-19 CrisisCalifornia Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Blog, Juvenile Justice—California must move quickly to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from striking young people housed in the state’s youth correctional institutions, the Division of Juvenile Justice.

Youth Opinion: An Analysis of San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall ClosureYouth Opinion: An Analysis of San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall Closure

Blog—An analytical essay by a high school student working with CJCJ explores the significance of the closure of San Francisco’s juvenile hall.

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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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California Sentencing
Institute (CASI)

Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.


Seal It 

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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