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New Report: Pervasive Violence and Isolation at California's Division of Juvenile Justice Endanger YouthNew Report: Pervasive Violence and Isolation at California's Division of Juvenile Justice Endanger Youth

Publications—CJCJ's comprehensive review of conditions at California’s state-run youth correctional system finds a return to its historically grievous conditions that isolate and traumatize youth.

2018 Next Generation Fellowship Highlights California’s Emerging Justice Leaders2018 Next Generation Fellowship Highlights California’s Emerging Justice Leaders

Blog—This year, CJCJ and Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA) were proud to bring together 15 justice reform leaders for the 2018 fellowship.

Fewer California youth are getting arrested, but those arrested face more consequencesFewer California youth are getting arrested, but those arrested face more consequences

Blog—As youth arrests plummet in California, falling 76 percent from 2007-17, the proportion of arrested youth subjected to court action has skyrocketed.

New Rights for Youth in Juvenile Halls, Ranches & CampsNew Rights for Youth in Juvenile Halls, Ranches & Camps

Publications—Recent revisions to the Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities establish new rights for youth in local juvenile justice facilities as of January 1, 2019. Share this guide to help inform youth,… Continue

Governor Newsom’s juvenile justice reform, and more!Governor Newsom’s juvenile justice reform, and more!

Newsletter—January news: CJCJ weighs in on governor’s proposal to reform CA's juvenile justice system, the Next Generation Fellowship celebrates the success of its 2018 fellows, and CJCJ’s… Continue

Proposed Changes to Juvenile Justice System Generate Praise, SkepticismProposed Changes to Juvenile Justice System Generate Praise, Skepticism

CJCJ in the News—The California Health Report quotes CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair in discussing local alternatives to the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) as Governor Newsom considers reforming the… Continue

Shutdown Breakthrough, Criminal Justice Reforms, Cannabis UpdateShutdown Breakthrough, Criminal Justice Reforms, Cannabis Update

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair joins Thuy Vu of the KQED Newsroom to discuss juvenile and criminal justice news, including the governor's proposed reform to the Division of Juvenile Justice… Continue

Editorial: Gov. Newsom’s impulse on juvenile justice good, but state needs real reformEditorial: Gov. Newsom’s impulse on juvenile justice good, but state needs real reform

CJCJ in the News—The San Francisco Chronicle quotes CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair and endorses CJCJ's long-standing vision for California's juvenile justice system, in response to Governor Newsom's… Continue

Is Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Juvenile Justice Reform Substantial Or Symbolic? Experts Say It’s a Wait-And-See.Is Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Juvenile Justice Reform Substantial Or Symbolic? Experts Say It’s a Wait-And-See.

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair is quoted by Capital Public Radio the importance of local alternatives for youth in a discussion about the governor's proposed reform to the Division of… Continue

Healing Communities through Restorative JusticeHealing Communities through Restorative Justice

Blog—In the Bay Area and beyond, bringing together the community in a constructive way produces better chances for healing people who are most vulnerable and most impacted by the justice system.

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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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