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Community-based programming is crucial to support San Francisco youthCommunity-based programming is crucial to support San Francisco youth

Blog—Earlier this week, San Francisco youth and service providers advocated for community-based programming at a Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee hearing on juvenile justice reform.

San Francisco police fail to specify charges in nearly 90 percent of youth arrests in 2017San Francisco police fail to specify charges in nearly 90 percent of youth arrests in 2017

Blog—The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) deviates from all other law enforcement agencies in California in two key ways: it fails to properly report Latino statistics, and it fails to specify… Continue

A Boy’s Bright Future, Thanksgiving Dinner, and More!A Boy’s Bright Future, Thanksgiving Dinner, and More!

Newsletter—A mother's collaboration with Cameo House supports her son’s bright future, Help strengthen families and support communities this holiday season, and CJCJ’s Cameo House builds community… Continue

Give the Gift of Community Safety and WellnessGive the Gift of Community Safety and Wellness

Blog—Every day, the CJCJ family of staff and clients works to ensure that our communities are safe and thriving. This #GivingTuesday, we ask for your support to strengthen community-based alternatives to… Continue

California Legislature Passes Bill Setting Juvenile Justice Minimum Age at 12California Legislature Passes Bill Setting Juvenile Justice Minimum Age at 12

CJCJ in the News—The Chronicle of Social Change highlight's the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice's key role in the passage of Senate Bill 439, which protects young children under age 12 from the juvenile… Continue

What happens to teens accused of murder? Ventura County grapples with questionWhat happens to teens accused of murder? Ventura County grapples with question

CJCJ in the News—The Ventura County Star quotes CJCJ's Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn in an article about California Senate Bill (SB) 1391, which ends transfers of 14- and 15-year-olds to the adult criminal justice… Continue

CJCJ trains leaders, educates voters, and more!CJCJ trains leaders, educates voters, and more!

Newsletter—Next Generation Fellows learn together in the great outdoors, CJCJ hosts a voting workshop to prepare for Election Day, and Cameo House families enjoy time together at the City Kids Family Fair.

The Scanner: Complaints against cops fell with body cams, but questions remainThe Scanner: Complaints against cops fell with body cams, but questions remain

CJCJ in the News—The San Francisco Chronicle quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on current crime trends in California in the eighth year of its "justice reform era."

OJJDP’s New Direction Is Juvenile Justice Policymaking By ErasureOJJDP’s New Direction Is Juvenile Justice Policymaking By Erasure

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ's Director of Policy and Development Brian Goldstein authors an Op-Ed on the Trump administration's OJJDP new juvenile justice policies that are harmful to youth and communities across the… Continue

SB 439 Becomes Law, Ending the Prosecution of Children Under 12SB 439 Becomes Law, Ending the Prosecution of Children Under 12

Blog—On September 30 th , Governor Brown signed a historic piece of legislation ending the prosecution of children under 12 in juvenile court.

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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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