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CJCJ in the news: Little-known Agency Central to Criminal Justice Reform

Newsroom, Correctional Institutions—CJCJ's Brian Goldstein comments on the importance of the BSCC — "arguably the most powerful corrections body in the state."

Pretrial Services: An Effective Alternative to Monetary BailPretrial Services: An Effective Alternative to Monetary Bail

Publications, Juvenile Justice—Most people in California's jails have not had their day in court — they are detained because they are simply too poor to post bail.

California's Radical Youth TrendsCalifornia's Radical Youth Trends

Blog, Juvenile Justice—Huge reductions in youth incarceration, huge increases in populations of youth of color — and huge reductions in youth crime. Who knew?

CJCJ in the news: You can’t blame immigrants for gun violence

Newsroom, Political Landscape—CJCJ's Mike Males on the truth about gun violence, gun control, and youth of color.

A New Approach for Juvenile Facilities in California

Blog, Correctional Institutions—California's Board of State and Community Corrections makes critical decisions on the future of the state's justice-involved youth — and the public is beginning to pay attention.

CJCJ in the news: As Juvenile Arrests Plummet, California Still Investing in Incarceration Facilities

Newsroom, Political Landscape—The Chronicle of Social Change highlights advocacy by CJCJ and others to use state funds for local innovative programming-based juvenile justice facilities.

Scapegoating the Poor

Blog, Social Justice—The story of a single working mother who faces a decade in prison for allowing her daughter to play in a park unsupervised demonstrates our foolish reliance on incarceration and punishment as a way… Continue

Violence Forecast: Sunny with an Occasional Hail of Bullets

Blog, Political Landscape—Violence trends make fools of its debaters — or would, if anyone called them to account.

More money, more beds?

Blog, Political Landscape—Kate McCracken discusses the upcoming allocation of $80 million dollars in construction funding for juvenile facilities in California, and suggests the state think outside the box.

Who's Really Dying from Guns in the United States?Who's Really Dying from Guns in the United States?

Blog—32,351 Americans died from gunfire in 2011. Nearly half of them were older white men shooting themselves.

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About CJCJ

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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