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Celebrating 2019-2020 Next Generation FellowsCelebrating 2019-2020 Next Generation Fellows

Blog—CJCJ and MILPA's Next Generation Fellowship brought thirteen justice reform advocates together to deepen cultural healing and policy advocacy strategies for California's emerging leaders.

California Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid COVID-19 OubreakCalifornia Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid COVID-19 Oubreak

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

Advocates Successfully Push California to Collect COVID-19 Data in Jails, Call on Governor to Take Further ActionAdvocates Successfully Push California to Collect COVID-19 Data in Jails, Call on Governor to Take Further Action

Blog—As COVID-19 threatens thousands of Californians in county correctional facilities, the state will begin tracking critical information, but must close data gaps and restart inspections.

Help Us Reinvest Millions in Community Programs for YouthHelp Us Reinvest Millions in Community Programs for Youth

Blog, Juvenile Justice—Assembly Bill 1007: The (P.R.O.M.I.S.E.) Act will allocate over $100M+ annually to critical community-based services for justice-involved youth. Submit a support letter today!

Addressing COVID-19 in Jails, 2020 Ballot Initiative, and More!Addressing COVID-19 in Jails, 2020 Ballot Initiative, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ and partners push california to begin collecting COVID-19 data in jails, Proposition 20 would harm justice reform and come at a high cost to Californians, and y our support keeps our direct… Continue

Tell Governor Newsom to Act Now: Address COVID-19 in Jails  and Juvenile FacilitiesTell Governor Newsom to Act Now: Address COVID-19 in Jails and Juvenile Facilities

Blog, Correctional Institutions—California must act immediately to understand the scope of COVID-19 infection, inspect county facilities, and protect those inside.

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 17, Number 1 – Spring, 2020Justice Policy Journal - Volume 17, Number 1 – Spring, 2020

Volume 17—Articles on the criminal justice system in Trinidad and Tobago; Detroit's urban demolition effects on community safety; public perception of sex offender registration; predicting recidivism with… Continue

New Report: 2020 Ballot Initiative to Repeal Justice Reform Would Come at a High Cost to CaliforniansNew Report: 2020 Ballot Initiative to Repeal Justice Reform Would Come at a High Cost to Californians

Publications—A state initiative, costing hundreds of millions of dollars annually, would exacerbate the COVID-19 crisis, crowd jails and prisons, and disproportionately impact communities of color.

Standing Up for Racial Justice, Closing Youth Prisons, and More!Standing Up for Racial Justice, Closing Youth Prisons, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ stands with worldwide protests for racial justice, presses for successful closure of California’s DJJ institutions, and direct services remain open to support families amid COVID-19… Continue

Continuing the Fight for Racial JusticeContinuing the Fight for Racial Justice

Blog—We stand together as we confront the legacy of racism woven into our nation’s criminal justice system. We must proclaim what the current system fails to affirm: Black Lives Matter.

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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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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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