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New Fact Sheet: Spending on California’s Youth Correctional System Soars Amid Administrative ShiftsNew Fact Sheet: Spending on California’s Youth Correctional System Soars Amid Administrative Shifts

Publications—A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that state spending on California’s dangerous and prison-like youth correctional system is expected to soar amid an administrative reorganization.

CJCJ’s Renee Menart Receives Bay Area Inspire AwardCJCJ’s Renee Menart Receives Bay Area Inspire Award

Blog—CJCJ is pleased to announce that Communications and Policy Analyst, Renee Menart, has been selected as a recipient of the 2019-2020 Bay Area Inspire Award.

CJCJ Pays Tribute to Terence HallinanCJCJ Pays Tribute to Terence Hallinan

Blog—CJCJ staff are deeply saddened by the recent passing of former San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan.

CA Crime Declines, CJCJ rings in the New Year, and more!CA Crime Declines, CJCJ rings in the New Year, and more!

Newsletter—California crime rates continue to drop amid justice reforms, CJCJ’s team rings in the New Year with a festive gathering, and CJCJ's Justice Policy Journal offers new research.

San Francisco’s “Crime Wave” Is Just One CrimeSan Francisco’s “Crime Wave” Is Just One Crime

Blog—In recent months, San Franciscans have seen alarming headlines announcing the city has suffered huge increases in crime. However, analysis shows that the city's crime trends are driven by just one… Continue

California's Arrest Rate Falls to Record Low in Justice Reform Era (2011-2018)California's Arrest Rate Falls to Record Low in Justice Reform Era (2011-2018)

Publications—A new CJCJ fact sheet shows that California's decades-long declines in arrests have continued through the state's justice reform era into 2018.

CJCJ wishes you a happy New Year!CJCJ wishes you a happy New Year!

Newsletter—In 2019, CJCJ promoted alternatives to youth incarceration, prepared tomorrow’s justice policy leaders, and provided services for thousands of individuals.

Closing San Francisco's Juvenile Hall: An Analysis of the Youth PopulationClosing San Francisco's Juvenile Hall: An Analysis of the Youth Population

Publications—New CJCJ research offers a deeper understanding of population trends within the San Francisco’s juvenile justice system amid planning for the closure of the city's juvenile hall.

California Leaders Embrace Youth Voices, but Miss Opportunity for Major ReformCalifornia Leaders Embrace Youth Voices, but Miss Opportunity for Major Reform

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ's Maureen Washburn authors an Op-Ed on 2019 California legislation relating to juvenile justice matters, noting major steps forward alongside missed opportunities.

CJCJ Tours DJJ Facilities, Supports Prop 64 Grant Process, and more!CJCJ Tours DJJ Facilities, Supports Prop 64 Grant Process, and more!

Newsletter—CJCJ tours California’s youth correctional facilities, policy staff serves on Prop 64 investments committee, and more!

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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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Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.


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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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