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Violence Forecast: Sunny with an Occasional Hail of Bullets

Blog, Political Landscape—Violence trends make fools of its debaters — or would, if anyone called them to account.

More money, more beds?

Blog, Political Landscape—Kate McCracken discusses the upcoming allocation of $80 million dollars in construction funding for juvenile facilities in California, and suggests the state think outside the box.

Who's Really Dying from Guns in the United States?Who's Really Dying from Guns in the United States?

Blog—32,351 Americans died from gunfire in 2011. Nearly half of them were older white men shooting themselves.

Who's Threatening Murrieta's "Safety"?

Blog, Social Justice—A California city's mayor and shouting protestors claim 140 Latino women and child immigrants threaten their town's "safety." The city's own crime statistics suggest otherwise.

Cracking the Racial Disparity for Cocaine SentencingCracking the Racial Disparity for Cocaine Sentencing

Blog, Drug Policy—By equalizing treatment and punishment for crack and powder cocaine, Sen. Mitchell's SB 1010 recognizes drug abuse as a health issue and promotes racial equality.

CJCJ in the news: Revolving justice: SF agencies tackle recidivism

Newsroom, Model Local Practices—San Francisco's Bay Area Reporter highlights the LEAP program, which CJCJ operates in partnership with the San Francisco Public Defender's Office.

CJCJ in the news: Unique SF program aims to keep troubled kids in school

Newsroom, Model Local Practices—CJCJ operates the LEAP program in partnership with the San Francisco Public Defender's Office to help young people obtain educational success.

Public Involvement in Politics Does MatterPublic Involvement in Politics Does Matter

Blog, Juvenile Justice—CJCJ Post-Graduate Fellow Courtney Lam reflects on last week's Assembly Public Safety Committee in Sacramento.

CJCJ in the news: Committee backs "Audrie's Law" after provision removed

Newsroom, Political Landscape—Under pressure from CJCJ and other youth advocates, controversial bill removes "mandatory minimum sentencing" provision.

Debtor’s Prisons, Part II

Blog, Social Justice—Senior Research Fellow explores the concept of the debtor's prison in this CJCJ blog.

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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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