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San Francisco’s “Crime Wave” Is Just One CrimeSan Francisco’s “Crime Wave” Is Just One Crime

Blog—In recent months, San Franciscans have seen alarming headlines announcing the city has suffered huge increases in crime. However, analysis shows that the city's crime trends are driven by just one… Continue

California's Arrest Rate Falls to Record Low in Justice Reform Era (2011-2018)California's Arrest Rate Falls to Record Low in Justice Reform Era (2011-2018)

Publications—A new CJCJ fact sheet shows that California's decades-long declines in arrests have continued through the state's justice reform era into 2018.

CJCJ wishes you a happy New Year!CJCJ wishes you a happy New Year!

Newsletter—In 2019, CJCJ promoted alternatives to youth incarceration, prepared tomorrow’s justice policy leaders, and provided services for thousands of individuals.

Closing San Francisco's Juvenile Hall: An Analysis of the Youth PopulationClosing San Francisco's Juvenile Hall: An Analysis of the Youth Population

Publications—New CJCJ research offers a deeper understanding of population trends within the San Francisco’s juvenile justice system amid planning for the closure of the city's juvenile hall.

California Leaders Embrace Youth Voices, but Miss Opportunity for Major ReformCalifornia Leaders Embrace Youth Voices, but Miss Opportunity for Major Reform

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ's Maureen Washburn authors an Op-Ed on 2019 California legislation relating to juvenile justice matters, noting major steps forward alongside missed opportunities.

CJCJ Tours DJJ Facilities, Supports Prop 64 Grant Process, and more!CJCJ Tours DJJ Facilities, Supports Prop 64 Grant Process, and more!

Newsletter—CJCJ tours California’s youth correctional facilities, policy staff serves on Prop 64 investments committee, and more!

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 16, Number 2 – Fall, 2019Justice Policy Journal - Volume 16, Number 2 – Fall, 2019

Volume 16—Articles on topics including the Inside-Out Model, Trauma-Informed Interventions, Extra-Legal Factors on Juvenile Probation Officers’ Sentencing Recommendations, and more.

This #GivingTuesday: Support Community Health and Justice ReformThis #GivingTuesday: Support Community Health and Justice Reform

Blog—Here at CJCJ, we believe in supporting families that have been impacted by the justice system. Join us this #GivingTuesday to help us continue our positive impact!

CJCJ Executive Director helps plan SF juvenile hall closure, and more!CJCJ Executive Director helps plan SF juvenile hall closure, and more!

Newsletter—November News: CJCJ Executive Director sits on task force to close SF juvenile hall, California must move toward local alternatives to youth incarceration, and Cameo House promotes civic engagement… Continue

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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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