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Reports Cites Mental Health Treatment Gaps at California’s DJJ FacilitiesReports Cites Mental Health Treatment Gaps at California’s DJJ Facilities

CJCJ in the News, Juvenile Justice—The Chronicle of Social Change highlights a new CJCJ study on conditions at California's state youth correctional facilties.

KQED: Violence and Gang Activity Still Plague California's Juvenile Corrections FacilitiesKQED: Violence and Gang Activity Still Plague California's Juvenile Corrections Facilities

CJCJ in the News, Juvenile Justice—CJCJ's Erica Webster describes conditions at California's state youth correctional facilities on KQED's The California Report.

CJCJ in the News: Milwaukee Is Latest City to Use Curfew to Tamp Down Unrest

CJCJ in the News, Social Justice—The Associated Press interviews Mike Males, who criticizes Milwaukee's implementation of youth curfews after protests in the city became destructive.

Fact Sheet: California's Youth and Young Adult Arrest Rates Continue a Historic DeclineFact Sheet: California's Youth and Young Adult Arrest Rates Continue a Historic Decline

Publications, Juvenile Justice—A new fact sheet from CJCJ shows that, in 2015, arrests of young people under age 25 dropped below 2014 levels and continue a decades-long trend of decline

Failure After Farrell: Violence and Inadequate Mental Health Care in California's Division of Juvenile JusticeFailure After Farrell: Violence and Inadequate Mental Health Care in California's Division of Juvenile Justice

Publications, Correctional Institutions, Juvenile Justice—CJCJ's new report finds, in California's state youth corrections system, violence has increased, gang culture is pervasive, and mental health treatment is at times nonexistent.

California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 1)California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 1)

Blog, Sentencing—The money bail system was designed to ensure that people charged with an offense return to court for trial. In practice, however, it rewards those who can afford to pay and punishes those who cannot.

CJCJ in the news: Young and Locked Up in Silicon Valley

CJCJ in the News, Juvenile Justice, Sentencing—The Santa Clara County district attorney has made a habit of charging 14-,15- and 16-year-olds as adults. Why?

GPB Media: Mike Males on potential curfews in Dallas, TXGPB Media: Mike Males on potential curfews in Dallas, TX

CJCJ in the News, Political Landscape—GPB Media "On Second Thought" invited CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males to speak on the potential implementation of curfews in Dallas, TX.

July News from CJCJJuly News from CJCJ

Newsletter, Juvenile Justice, Model Local Practices, Sentencing—CASI now shows 6-year county trends, CJCJ youth spend a day of fun at California's Great America, and a recent CJCJ report is highlighted in national publication.

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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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