Blog—Recently proposed legislation would expand the California Department of Justice’s data collection apparatus and propel justice system reform.
Blog, Correctional Institutions—California’s county jails are exacerbating the collateral consequences of incarceration by adopting "video visitation" instead of allowing family members and children to visit in person.
Juvenile Justice, Correctional Institutions—National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) staff attorney Atasi Uppal reviews After the Doors Were Locked by CJCJ's Daniel Macallair for Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE).
Volume 13—Articles on government distortion of sex-crime stats, veterans serving time, the origins of sex offender legislation, the Jerry Sandusky trial, the relationship between firearm ownership and violent… Continue
Blog, Juvenile Justice, Political Landscape—It’s for their own protection, leaders say, claiming “studies” show youth-control laws “prevent crime” and “save lives.” But do they? A critique of recent… Continue
Model Local Practices, Juvenile Justice—San Francisco Bay View Newspaper highlights the important work of CJCJ's Children's Waiting Room staff.
Blog, Correctional Institutions—A proposal by the California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation defies best practices and fails to heed the lessons of history.
Blog, Social Justice—The state legislature hears concerns about the unequal representation of communities most impacted by criminal justice policy.
Sentencing, Correctional Institutions—The Davis Vanguard highlights CJCJ's recent report analyzing Prop. 47's impact on 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
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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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