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Tell Governor Newsom to Act Now: Address COVID-19 in Jails  and Juvenile FacilitiesTell Governor Newsom to Act Now: Address COVID-19 in Jails and Juvenile Facilities

Blog, Correctional Institutions—California must act immediately to understand the scope of COVID-19 infection, inspect county facilities, and protect those inside.

California Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid COVID-19 OubreakCalifornia Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid COVID-19 Oubreak

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

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 17, Number 1 – Spring, 2020Justice Policy Journal - Volume 17, Number 1 – Spring, 2020

Volume 17—Articles on the criminal justice system in Trinidad and Tobago; Detroit's urban demolition effects on community safety; public perception of sex offender registration; predicting recidivism with… Continue

New Report: 2020 Ballot Initiative to Repeal Justice Reform Would Come at a High Cost to CaliforniansNew Report: 2020 Ballot Initiative to Repeal Justice Reform Would Come at a High Cost to Californians

Publications—A state initiative, costing hundreds of millions of dollars annually, would exacerbate the COVID-19 crisis, crowd jails and prisons, and disproportionately impact communities of color.

Standing Up for Racial Justice, Closing Youth Prisons, and More!Standing Up for Racial Justice, Closing Youth Prisons, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ stands with worldwide protests for racial justice, presses for successful closure of California’s DJJ institutions, and direct services remain open to support families amid COVID-19… Continue

Continuing the Fight for Racial JusticeContinuing the Fight for Racial Justice

Blog—We stand together as we confront the legacy of racism woven into our nation’s criminal justice system. We must proclaim what the current system fails to affirm: Black Lives Matter.

New Fact Sheet: Urban Crime Rates Reach Record Lows Amid Large-Scale Justice ReformNew Fact Sheet: Urban Crime Rates Reach Record Lows Amid Large-Scale Justice Reform

Publications—A new fact sheet finds that urban crime rates have reached record lows amid several major criminal justice reforms.

CJCJ Applauds Governor Newsom's Proposal to Shutter DJJCJCJ Applauds Governor Newsom's Proposal to Shutter DJJ

Blog—The proposal echoes CJCJ’s long-standing recommendations for the phased closure of all state youth correctional facilities.

Donate to Cameo House TodayDonate to Cameo House Today

Blog—Please consider donating, so our Cameo House program can continue its critical services.

CJCJ’s Cameo House Families Enjoy Spring, New Report, and more!CJCJ’s Cameo House Families Enjoy Spring, New Report, and more!

Newsletter—April News: CJCJ’s Cameo House families enjoy spring festivities, new report on dangers of DJJ youth correctional facilities, and CJCJ calls for transparency of COVID-19 cases.

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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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