CA Legislators Call for Youth Releases Amid COVID-19 Outbreak at DJJCA Legislators Call for Youth Releases Amid COVID-19 Outbreak at DJJ

Blog—CJCJ stands behind more than a dozen state legislators in urging Governor Newsom to take swift… Continue

CJCJ Warns of COVID-19 Outbreak at DJJ, and MoreCJCJ Warns of COVID-19 Outbreak at DJJ, and More

Newsletter—CJCJ Report Warns of Second Major COVID-19 Outbreak in DJJ; Expanding our Juvenile Justice Services… Continue

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 17, Number 2 – Fall, 2020Justice Policy Journal - Volume 17, Number 2 – Fall, 2020

Volume 17—Articles on attitudes towards Ban the Box; the multidimensional struggle of family separation on… Continue

Report Update: COVID-19 Cases Surging in CA Youth PrisonsReport Update: COVID-19 Cases Surging in CA Youth Prisons

Publications—COVID-19 cases inside the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) increased sevenfold in July. Now,… Continue

This #GivingTuesday, help strengthen families impacted by incarcerationThis #GivingTuesday, help strengthen families impacted by incarceration

Blog—Your tax-deductible gift will provide youth and families with the support they need through the… Continue

New Report: DJJ Fails to Protect Youth Amid COVID-19 PandemicNew Report: DJJ Fails to Protect Youth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Publications—COVID-19 cases inside the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) increased sevenfold in July.… Continue

High Prop 20 Costs, Re-entry Conference, and More!High Prop 20 Costs, Re-entry Conference, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ report finds Prop 20 would fuel racial injustice, CJCJ team member leads community… Continue

CJCJ’s Silvanus Warren Leads Community DevelopmentCJCJ’s Silvanus Warren Leads Community Development

Newsletter—A dedicated CJCJ staff member, Silvanus "Van" Warren, supports Bay Area residents through his… Continue

Closing Youth Prisons, Collaborating for Reentry, and More!Closing Youth Prisons, Collaborating for Reentry, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ News: California closes dangerous youth correctional system, CJCJ staff hosts collaborative… Continue

New Report: Prop 20 Would Fuel Racial InjusticeNew Report: Prop 20 Would Fuel Racial Injustice

Publications—CJCJ finds that Prop 20 will harm communities of color, with Black and Latino people at the… Continue

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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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