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2018-19 Budget Proposal Would Expand California’s Youth Correctional System at a Time of Falling Populations2018-19 Budget Proposal Would Expand California’s Youth Correctional System at a Time of Falling Populations

Blog—Governor Brown, in his final budget, has missed an opportunity to bring an end to the failures of DJJ. Now, state leaders must reject a proposed expansion of the facilities and invest, instead, in… Continue

A Tribute to Carole D’EliaA Tribute to Carole D’Elia

Blog—On December 16, 2017, California lost Carole D' Elia, a fine public servant and Executive Director of the Little Hoover Commission. We honor her life, her work, and her legacy.

CJCJ’s Continued Vision for Community Safety in 2018CJCJ’s Continued Vision for Community Safety in 2018

Blog, Social Justice—As we start 2018, CJCJ's staff and programs will remain steadfast in our commitment to change lives, change systems, and change the future.

CJCJ’s 2017 Year in ReviewCJCJ’s 2017 Year in Review

Newsletter—This year, CJCJ provided support to thousands of justice-involved individuals and their families. We would like to share a few stories from a year filled with exciting successes and social change.

California Youth Continue to Bring Steep Declines in Juvenile ArrestsCalifornia Youth Continue to Bring Steep Declines in Juvenile Arrests

Publications—CJCJ’s new fact sheet shows youth arrests in California are at a historical low, following a decades-long pattern of decline.

White Residents of Urban Sanctuary Counties are Safer from Deadly Violence than White Residents in Non-Sanctuary CountiesWhite Residents of Urban Sanctuary Counties are Safer from Deadly Violence than White Residents in Non-Sanctuary Counties

Publications—CJCJ’s new report shows “sanctuary” areas are associated with enhanced safety and lower rates of deadly violence for white residents.

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 14, Number 2 - Fall 2017Justice Policy Journal - Volume 14, Number 2 - Fall 2017

Volume 14—Articles on arson rates in Chicago, adulthood relationship outcomes for juvenile justice-involved individuals, and migrant workers counteracting wage theft and underpayment.

Los Angeles County Crime Rates Show Wide Local Variation During Justice Reform Era, 2010-2016Los Angeles County Crime Rates Show Wide Local Variation During Justice Reform Era, 2010-2016

Justice by Geography, Realignment, Technical Assistance—CJCJ’s new fact sheet shows Los Angeles County crime trends, like trends across the state, appear to be highly localized during the justice reform era.

Success for Homeless Youth, New Report, and More!Success for Homeless Youth, New Report, and More!

Newsletter, Model Local Practices, Proposition 57—CJCJ helps a young man transition to sustainable housing, a new report addresses disparities in youth prosecution as adults, and Cameo House staff hosts a Thanksgiving dinner.

New Report: Youth Prosecution after Prop 57New Report: Youth Prosecution after Prop 57

Publications, Juvenile Justice, Proposition 57—Addressing Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Disparities after the Repeal of Direct File

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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. 


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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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