Publications, Social Justice, Correctional Institutions—After the Doors Were Locked: California's juvenile justice history; JJS supports youth on Polynesia Violence Prevention Day; CJCJ participates in Monterey County Proposition 47 town hall
Blog, Social Justice—Does the stunning increase in educational achievement among young people over the last 20 years explain why nearly every “adolescent risk” (homicide, drug abuse, and violent death) has… Continue
Publications, Realignment—As critics fault Proposition 47 for a spike in crime—which reduced some minor offenses from felonies to misdemeanors—the East Bay Express cites expert criminologists and CJCJ to explain… Continue
Blog, Political Landscape—On September 10, local elected officials, community leaders, and neighbors in Monterey County’s City of Seaside gathered to learn about the impact of Proposition 47 on state policymaking and… Continue
Blog—“When people get out of prison, they are being released into this chaotic city — a city that has greatly transformed in recent years — and it’s a fragile time,” says… Continue
Juvenile Justice—CJCJ's executive director, Daniel Macallair, is honored as a "feisty Miller acolyte" by the Chronicle of Social Change after the passing of the great Jerry Miller.
Blog, Social Justice—Community groups, advocate organizations, and young people of color who compose the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color meet with legislators, discuss policy, and request that community leaders have… Continue
Publications, Realignment, Juvenile Justice—CJCJ clients gain leadership skills and enjoy the outdoors; Realignment and crime in 2014: California's violent crime in decline; Youth of color visit state representatives to discuss key legislation
Publications, Realignment—A new report from CJCJ analyzes the increased Realigned population's effect on county crime and finds that there is no causal relationship.
Blog, Juvenile Justice—Pre-judging the individual guilt of the Santa Cruz 15-year-old accused of murdering a child is not just, and judging all 15-year-olds as incompetent is not science.
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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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