Blog, Juvenile Justice—California’s revolutionary plunge in youth crime and rise in older-age crime threaten established interests still feeding on fear of youth.
Publications, Drug Policy—Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014, could generate costs savings for three counties between $135 million and $236 million.
Publications, Drug Policy—A new CJCJ report shows marijuana decriminalization across all ages could result in more harm reduction than 21-and-older legalization.
Justice by Geography, Juvenile Justice—A long-overdue report lays bare the egregious racial disparities that pervade the juvenile justice system, and falls short of providing crucial data on youth transferred to adult court.
Blog, Correctional Institutions—Justice advocates have been considering a separate system for young adults ages 18 to 25 due to violence in prisons, but would a new system move focus away from reform efforts?
Publications, Sentencing—CJCJ estimates savings and jail population reductions in individual counties as a result of implementing Proposition 47.
Blog, Political Landscape—Brian Goldstein reflects on the tenure of outgoing Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and his dedicated leadership in criminal justice reform.
Blog, Social Justice—"The behavior of the police in Ferguson, were it conducted by soldiers or Marines in Iraq or Afghanistan, would be viewed as violations of the Rules of Engagement and result in Court Martials."
Blog, Social Justice—Over the last four decades, some 15,000 Americans have been killed by law enforcement officers. Native Americans are most at risk, followed by African Americans.
Blog, Social Justice—After seven amazing years of dedicated work, Kate McCracken, CJCJ’s Director of Policy and Development, will be moving her efforts into a specific violence prevention role as a Senior Planner… Continue
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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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