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CJCJ is hiring!CJCJ is hiring!

Blog—Are you passionate about criminal and juvenile justice issues? Do you want to work directly with justice-involved young people? Apply now to join our team!

Not Without Scars: The Story of Shirley LaMarrNot Without Scars: The Story of Shirley LaMarr

Blog, Model Local Practices, Sentencing—San Francisco author Jim Dekker tells Cameo House Director Shirley LaMarr's story of survival after addiction and poverty, and what is possible with investment in people rather than incarceration.

The Kids Are All Right (and These Surprising Statistics Prove It)The Kids Are All Right (and These Surprising Statistics Prove It)

CJCJ in the News, Juvenile Justice, Political Landscape—CJCJ's Mike Males pens an op-ed for Yes! Magazine detailing positive trends among American youth, such as declining crime, increasing education, and greater political tolerance.

Failed Juvenile Justice System Costs California More Than DollarsFailed Juvenile Justice System Costs California More Than Dollars

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ's Brian Goldstein pens an op-ed for Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) highlighting the overwhelming fiscal and social costs of juvenile incarceration to youth and the community.

Travis Allen’s Mostly False Claim About Crime in CaliforniaTravis Allen’s Mostly False Claim About Crime in California

CJCJ in the News—Politifact uses data from CJCJ's recent report to fact check a statement made by California gubernatorial candidate, Travis Allen.

A new report, a CJCJ client gives back & youth clients celebrate summer!A new report, a CJCJ client gives back & youth clients celebrate summer!

Newsletter—CJCJ youth clients celebrate summer with indoor go-karting; Refuting fear: immigration, youth, and CA's declining violence; and Cameo House resident completes program and gives back.

Gun Politics Kills PeopleGun Politics Kills People

Blog, Political Landscape—Declines in gun violence in three large, urban states with very different gun control regimes are being ignored because they challenge entrenched political agendas.

Help Abolish Regressive Juvenile Justice Fees in CaliforniaHelp Abolish Regressive Juvenile Justice Fees in California

Blog—Juvenile administrative fees harm youth and families and undermine the rehabilitative intent of the juvenile justice system. A team of lawmakers, advocates, and researchers is working to bring an end… Continue

California Must Better Protect the Health and Safety of Youth in Juvenile HallsCalifornia Must Better Protect the Health and Safety of Youth in Juvenile Halls

Blog, Juvenile Justice—Right now, California is deciding how, and in some cases whether, to afford basic protections for youth confined in county juvenile halls and camps.

The California Story: Reduced Crime, High ImmigrationThe California Story: Reduced Crime, High Immigration

CJCJ in the News, Political Landscape—The Crime Report highlights a recent CJCJ report which found increasing positive trends for health in safety in California as the overall population became more diverse and saw increased immigration.

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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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