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Weakening Prop 57 Reinforces Mass IncarcerationWeakening Prop 57 Reinforces Mass Incarceration

Blog, Proposition 57, Sentencing—New legislation seeks to limit eligibility for Prop 57 reforms, thereby failing to address the root causes of mass incarceration and how we treat those who have committed violent crimes.

2017 Bills Could Limit Juvenile Shackling, Repeal Sentencing Enhancements, and More2017 Bills Could Limit Juvenile Shackling, Repeal Sentencing Enhancements, and More

Blog—This legislative session, CJCJ is co-sponsoring two justice reform bills and supporting others that seek to reduce California's reliance on incarceration.

'Free Our Dreams' and 'Quest for Democracy' Highlight California’s Path to Justice Reform"Free Our Dreams" and "Quest for Democracy" Highlight California’s Path to Justice Reform

Blog, Political Landscape—On May 8th, groups from across California will come together in Sacramento to highlight the need for transformative justice policy reform that is strongly informed by the most impacted communities.

Celebrating the No Violence Alliance, new fact sheet, and more!Celebrating the No Violence Alliance, new fact sheet, and more!

Newsletter—No Violence Alliance (NoVA) celebrates its 10th anniversary, CJCJ co-sponsored bills clear key Senate policy committees and youth corrections report high recidivism despite surging costs

Returning to ReentryReturning to Reentry

Blog, Model Local Practices—Collaborative courts connect clients with needed services and emphasize rehabilitation over punishment.

California’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Reports High Recidivism Despite Surging CostsCalifornia’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Reports High Recidivism Despite Surging Costs

Publications, Correctional Institutions, Juvenile Justice—CJCJ's new fact sheet finds that the costs of confining youth in California’s state youth correctional syste are expected to climb to $271,318 per youth.

58 city and county departments apply for Prop 47 funding58 city and county departments apply for Prop 47 funding

Proposition 47—See of a full list of public agencies that submitted applications for Prop 47 funding and read the full proposals.

CJCJ Co-sponsored Bills Clear Senate Policy CommitteesCJCJ Co-sponsored Bills Clear Senate Policy Committees

Blog, Juvenile Justice—On April 4th , SB 190 and SB 439 passed Senate policy committees after strong testimony from legislators and advocates, and broad public support.

94.1 KPFA | Upfront: CJCJ's Maureen Washburn on youth reform legislation94.1 KPFA | Upfront: CJCJ's Maureen Washburn on youth reform legislation

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ's Maureen Washburn discusses several pieces of important juvenile justice reform legislation that will decrease the negative impacts of justice-involvement on youth.

CJCJ sponsors youth justice reform legislation and more!CJCJ sponsors youth justice reform legislation and more!

Newsletter—CJCJ co-sponsors youth justice reform legislation, youth clients take a deserved break from their demanding lives, and California sees a promising start to county juvenile facility reform.

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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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