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Obama blames “teenagers doing stupid things” for drugs, crime, imprisonmentObama blames “teenagers doing stupid things” for drugs, crime, imprisonment

Social Justice, Political Landscape—We need a modern strategy that treats crime as a behavior of individuals, not demographic groups, and a criminal justice system that responds to individual characteristics. These four charts show… Continue

CJCJ in the news: Protesters question Denver police killing of mentally ill Native American

Social Justice—After Denver police shot and killed Paul Castaway, a Rosebud Sioux tribal citizen, Al Jazeera America contacted CJCJ's Mike Males to discuss his data on which demographics are most likely to be shot… Continue

California crime keeps going down in 2014California crime keeps going down in 2014

Blog, Political Landscape—This month, the Attorney General of California released new data for 2014 showing that crime in the state continued its downward trend.

CJCJ in the news: San Francisco should fund effective programs, not a new jail

Model Local Practices, Correctional Institutions—San Francisco County Supervisor, Jane Kim, highlights CJCJ's Cameo House as a model alternative to incarceration for rest of the nation.

CJCJ in the news: Why Bill Clinton admitted being wrong on crime

Social Justice, Political Landscape—CJCJ's Mike Males is featured as a guest on the Huffington Post Live's discussion about the Clinton admnistration's effect on crime and what the change in public opinion means for Hilary Clinton's… Continue

Does Anyone Have a Solution to Gun Violence?Does Anyone Have a Solution to Gun Violence?

Blog, Political Landscape—Gun violence is horrific. Why are we tolerating today’s going-nowhere political debate?

CJCJ clinical case managers set clients on the path to rehabilitationCJCJ clinical case managers set clients on the path to rehabilitation

Blog, Juvenile Justice—CJCJ’s juvenile justice services programs utilize intensive supervision and clinical services (ISCS) to address the unique needs of clients and help them reenter their communities.

Why more states are considering marijuana legalization

Publications, Social Justice—The Christian Science Monitor cites CJCJ's report "Reforming Marijuana Laws: Which Approach Best Reduces the Harms of Criminalization? A Five-State Analysis" when discussing Oregon's legalization of… Continue

CJCJ in the news: Like Our Vets, Justice-Involved Youth Are Survivors of War

Sentencing, Social Justice—Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed written by CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani.

Like Our Veterans, Justice-Involved Youth are Survivors of Traumatic ViolenceLike Our Veterans, Justice-Involved Youth are Survivors of Traumatic Violence

Blog, Juvenile Justice—Veterans and youth in the justice system have something in common—trauma. California’s juvenile courts should address this trauma through treatment, not incarceration.

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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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