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Promoting Alternatives to Incarceration, New Report, and More!Promoting Alternatives to Incarceration, New Report, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ launches an initiative to promote alternatives to incarceration, publishes a new report, and tours a model juvenile hall.

Most California Jurisdictions Show Declines in Property Crime During Justice Reform EraMost California Jurisdictions Show Declines in Property Crime During Justice Reform Era

Publications, Proposition 47, Proposition 57—CJCJ’s new report shows wide variations in local crime trends, with most jurisdictions reporting declines amid Public Safety Realignment, Prop 47, and Prop 57.

SB 190 Becomes Law, Ending Harmful, Unlawful, and Costly Juvenile Justice FeesSB 190 Becomes Law, Ending Harmful, Unlawful, and Costly Juvenile Justice Fees

Blog, CJCJ in the News—California takes the lead in juvenile justice reform, ending the harmful, unlawful, and costly practice of charging fees to families with youth in the system.

Cameo House Successes, Youth Facilities, and an International DelegationCameo House Successes, Youth Facilities, and an International Delegation

Newsletter—Cameo House residents build new skills and strengthen family ties; CJCJ advocates for sweeping changes at youth facilities; and Children's Waiting Rooms hosts an international delegation.

CJCJ Youth Mentoring, Collaborative Courts, and More!CJCJ Youth Mentoring, Collaborative Courts, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ youth clients explore the great outdoors at Yosemite, Reentry Court Coordinator presents at international conference, and CJCJ cosponsored bill clears legislative hurdles.

CDCR Drafts Prop 57 Regulations that Undercut the InitiativeCDCR Drafts Prop 57 Regulations that Undercut the Initiative

Blog—The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was tasked with drafting the regulations governing Prop 57’s nonviolent parole process and earned credit expansion. Unfortunately,… Continue

The Myth of White Safety in White NumbersThe Myth of White Safety in White Numbers

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ's Mike Males authors an op-ed for Yes! Magazine that highlights new data showing that Whites are safer from violent death in more diverse areas.

CJCJ congratulates Terence Baugh, our new Director of Behavioral Health!CJCJ congratulates Terence Baugh, our new Director of Behavioral Health!

Blog—Terence’s lived experiences allow him to relate to the youth he serves. Now, he is leading a team of credible, trusted, and nurturing behavioral health staff, dedicated to supporting young… Continue

Youth Prison Paradox: Californians Want Them Shut Down While Counties Keep BuildingYouth Prison Paradox: Californians Want Them Shut Down While Counties Keep Building

CJCJ in the News, Juvenile Justice—The Chronicle of Social Change quotes CJCJ's Director of Policy Brian Goldstein about California's growing awareness that incarcerating youth does not make communities safer.

Justice for All: Senate Bill 190Justice for All: Senate Bill 190

Blog, Juvenile Justice—Senate Bill (SB) 190, which has passed the California Senate, aims to address the inequity of burdensome administrative fees levied against justice-involved youth and their families.

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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. 


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


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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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