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California Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid COVID-19 CrisisCalifornia Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Blog, Juvenile Justice—California must move quickly to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from striking young people housed in the state’s youth correctional institutions, the Division of Juvenile Justice.

Youth Opinion: An Analysis of San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall ClosureYouth Opinion: An Analysis of San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall Closure

Blog—An analytical essay by a high school student working with CJCJ explores the significance of the closure of San Francisco’s juvenile hall.

New CA Budget Fact Sheet, Next Generation Fellows, and more!New CA Budget Fact Sheet, Next Generation Fellows, and more!

Newsletter—February News: CJCJ’s Next Generation Fellowship explores advocacy in Oakland, costs soar for California’s youth correctional system, and award for CJCJ staff supports children with… Continue

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.

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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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California Sentencing
Institute (CASI)

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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