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… 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—The Chronicle of Social Change quotes CJCJ's Director of Policy Brian Goldstein about California's… Continue

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

Blog—Senate Bill (SB) 190, which has passed the California Senate, aims to address the inequity of… Continue

“Next Generation” of Justice Policy Leaders Gather and Mobilize in Sacramento“Next Generation” of Justice Policy Leaders Gather and Mobilize in Sacramento

Blog—CJCJ and MILPA co-facilitated a two-day leadership and policy advocacy training for justice… Continue

CJCJ gives young people adventure, health services & professional opportunitiesCJCJ gives young people adventure, health services & professional opportunities

Newsletter—CJCJ youth get to be kids again during annual Great America trip, emerging leaders train to… Continue

CJCJ is hiring!CJCJ is hiring!

Blog—Are you passionate about criminal and juvenile justice issues? Do you want to work directly with… Continue

Not Without Scars: The Story of Shirley LaMarrNot Without Scars: The Story of Shirley LaMarr

Blog—San Francisco author Jim Dekker tells Cameo House Director Shirley LaMarr's story of survival after… Continue

The Kids Are All Right (and These Surprising Statistics Prove It)The Kids Are All Right (and These Surprising Statistics Prove It)

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ's Mike Males pens an op-ed for Yes! Magazine detailing positive trends among American youth,… Continue

Failed Juvenile Justice System Costs California More Than DollarsFailed Juvenile Justice System Costs California More Than Dollars

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ's Brian Goldstein pens an op-ed for Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) highlighting… 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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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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