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This #GivingTuesday, Support Family Unity and HealingThis #GivingTuesday, Support Family Unity and Healing

Blog, Newsletter—Join CJCJ on this national day of giving so we can support San Francisco's most vulnerable families.

California Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid New COVID-19 OutbreaksCalifornia Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid New COVID-19 Outbreaks

Blog—Once again, California must move quickly to halt the spread of COVID-19 within the state’s youth correctional institutions, the Division of Juvenile Justice.

New Report: Poor Conditions in California Youth Prisons as Closure NearsNew Report: Poor Conditions in California Youth Prisons as Closure Nears

Publications—A new report finds disturbing conditions inside California’s Division of Juvenile Justice, including suicide risks, staff shortages, and significant cuts to rehabilitative programs.

CJCJ's Cameo House Thrives, Children's Book Launch, and More!CJCJ's Cameo House Thrives, Children's Book Launch, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ celebrates Cameo House funding successes, and u plifting children's book by CJCJ team member supports families, CJCJ youth program cuts serious recidivism by half

Children's Book Launch: Support Families Impacted by Incarceration!Children's Book Launch: Support Families Impacted by Incarceration!

Blog—Join CJCJ in San Francisco or virtually on Sunday, November 7th (11am - 12:30pm PST) as we celebrate the release of a new children's book about a boy who heals with his family's help while his mom is… Continue

California’s Crime Rate Falls to a Record Low in 2020, High Reliance on Incarceration not Linked to Lower CrimeCalifornia’s Crime Rate Falls to a Record Low in 2020, High Reliance on Incarceration not Linked to Lower Crime

Publications—A new report finds that California’s crime rate declined amid several major criminal justice reforms.

Crime trends and violence worse in California’s Republican-voting counties than Democratic-voting countiesCrime trends and violence worse in California’s Republican-voting counties than Democratic-voting counties

Publications—California's Republican-voting counties exceed Democratic counties in homicide and other violent death, reported crime, criminal arrest, drug and alcohol death, gun death, and incarceration rates.

Youth Recidivism Halved by San Francisco ProgramYouth Recidivism Halved by San Francisco Program

CJCJ in the News—The Crime Report highlights CJCJ's Detention Diversion Advocacy Program (DDAP), citing its success found in a recent independent evaluation.

CJCJ’s Detention Diversion Advocacy Program (DDAP) significantly reduces youth recidivismCJCJ’s Detention Diversion Advocacy Program (DDAP) significantly reduces youth recidivism

Publications, Model Local Practices—A brand-new evaluation of CJCJ’s DDAP finds that participation in this model diversion program cuts a youth’s risk of further juvenile justice system involvement.

We Need Your Voice to Protect People in California’s Jails!We Need Your Voice to Protect People in California’s Jails!

Blog, Correctional Institutions—CJCJ and our partners want to hear your experiences, concerns, and solutions to strengthen California’s regulations for county jails.

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What is happening inside California's Division of Juvenile Justice?

Division of Juvenile Justice Data 

CJCJ is committed to protecting youth at DJJ by monitoring facility conditions and raising public awareness. Find out more about DJJ’s population, use of isolation, and the spread of COVID-19 inside facilities.


Next Generation Fellowship

NGF is a leadership development and policy advocacy training for formerly incarcerated and justice-involved individuals.


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California Sentencing Institute (CASI)

Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.



Seal It 

Do you have juvenile record? This online tool provides eligibility information and step-by-step record sealing guides for all 58 counties. 


After the Doors Were Locked by Daniel Macallair

After the Doors Were Locked

CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair's book, a history of youth corrections in California, details the cycle of abuse and reform since the 1890s. 

About CJCJ

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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