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TAKE ACTION: Protect Youth at DJJ Amid Dangerous COVID-19 SurgeTAKE ACTION: Protect Youth at DJJ Amid Dangerous COVID-19 Surge

Blog—California is failing to keep youth safe amid a catastrophic COVID-19 outbreak at DJJ. Join us in standing up for youth by participating in a statewide action.

Apply Now for the 2022 Next Generation Fellowship!Apply Now for the 2022 Next Generation Fellowship!

Blog—APPLY TODAY : Harness your power and lived experience through the Next Generation Fellowship for justice-involved organizers!

Herd journalism and the phony San Francisco “shoplifting epidemic”Herd journalism and the phony San Francisco “shoplifting epidemic”

Blog—Some wrongly criticize San Francisco’s important justice reforms. Would they prefer Kern County's tough-on-crime policies: Worse crime, more incarceration, and $270+ million costs?

This #GivingTuesday, Support Family Unity and HealingThis #GivingTuesday, Support Family Unity and Healing

Blog, Newsletter—Join CJCJ on this national day of giving so we can support San Francisco's most vulnerable families.

California Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid New COVID-19 OutbreaksCalifornia Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid New COVID-19 Outbreaks

Blog—Once again, California must move quickly to halt the spread of COVID-19 within the state’s youth correctional institutions, the Division of Juvenile Justice.

New Report: Poor Conditions in California Youth Prisons as Closure NearsNew Report: Poor Conditions in California Youth Prisons as Closure Nears

Publications—A new report finds disturbing conditions inside California’s Division of Juvenile Justice, including suicide risks, staff shortages, and significant cuts to rehabilitative programs.

CJCJ's Cameo House Thrives, Children's Book Launch, and More!CJCJ's Cameo House Thrives, Children's Book Launch, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ celebrates Cameo House funding successes, and u plifting children's book by CJCJ team member supports families, CJCJ youth program cuts serious recidivism by half

Children's Book Launch: Support Families Impacted by Incarceration!Children's Book Launch: Support Families Impacted by Incarceration!

Blog—Join CJCJ in San Francisco or virtually on Sunday, November 7th (11am - 12:30pm PST) as we celebrate the release of a new children's book about a boy who heals with his family's help while his mom is… Continue

California’s Crime Rate Falls to a Record Low in 2020, High Reliance on Incarceration not Linked to Lower CrimeCalifornia’s Crime Rate Falls to a Record Low in 2020, High Reliance on Incarceration not Linked to Lower Crime

Publications—A new report finds that California’s crime rate declined amid several major criminal justice reforms.

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What is happening inside California's Division of Juvenile Justice?

Division of Juvenile Justice Data 

CJCJ is committed to protecting youth at DJJ by monitoring facility conditions and raising public awareness. Find out more about DJJ’s population, use of isolation, and the spread of COVID-19 inside facilities.


Next Generation Fellowship

NGF is a leadership development and policy advocacy training for formerly incarcerated and 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. 


After the Doors Were Locked by Daniel Macallair

After the Doors Were Locked

CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair's book, a history of youth corrections in California, details the cycle of abuse and reform since the 1890s. 

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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