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New Report: Prop 47 and Crime in 2015New Report: Prop 47 and Crime in 2015

Publications, Proposition 47—CJCJ's new report provides a comparison of county-level crime changes to jail population changes and prison releases after the passage of Prop 47.

In Mental Health Care, Are We Treating the Symptom But Not the Cause?

CJCJ in the News, Juvenile Justice—New America Media quotes CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani on the ineffectiveness of mental health treatment for youth in detention for whom detention is often re-traumatizing.

Juvenile and Criminal Justice Bills Clear the California LegislatureJuvenile and Criminal Justice Bills Clear the California Legislature

Blog—Advocates celebrate the successful passage of several key bills and call on Governor Brown to sign them into law.

Treating Young Offenders Like Adults Is Bad Parenting

CJCJ in the News—The Atlantic interviews CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani and Mike Males, and determines that district attorneys' unfettered power to prosecute youth as adults doesn't benefit anyone — except prosecutors.

California Youth Raise Their Voices “Strong and Loud”California Youth Raise Their Voices “Strong and Loud”

Blog—On August 8th , hundreds of youth from across California gathered in Sacramento for the annual Free Our Dreams Organizing Summit and Advocacy Day.

August News from CJCJ: Celebrating the life of Juidell PrestonAugust News from CJCJ: Celebrating the life of Juidell Preston

Newsletter—CJCJ remembers change-maker, Juidell Preston, youth clients learn new skills in the High Sierras, and new CJCJ reports address juvenile justice issues in California.

In Honor of Change-Maker, Juidell PrestonIn Honor of Change-Maker, Juidell Preston

Blog, Social Justice—CJCJ honors our friend and caring leader, Juidell Preston, who passed away on August 6, 2016.

Napa County should invest in youth, not confinementNapa County should invest in youth, not confinement

CJCJ in the News—The Napa Valley Register publishes an op-ed by CJCJ's Maureen Washburn arguing against a pilot program aimed at 18-20 years olds in the justice system proposed by Senate Bill 1004.

California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 2)California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 2)

Blog, Political Landscape, Sentencing—The bail bonds industry has a long history of aggravating racial and socio-economic disparities, and engaging in blatant corruption.

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.

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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. 


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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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