In Honor of Change-Maker, Juidell PrestonIn Honor of Change-Maker, Juidell Preston

Blog—CJCJ honors our friend and caring leader, Juidell Preston, who passed away on August 6, 2016.

Napa County should invest in youth, not confinementNapa County should invest in youth, not confinement

CJCJ in the News—The Napa Valley Register publishes an op-ed by CJCJ's Maureen Washburn arguing against a pilot… Continue

California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 2)California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 2)

Blog—The bail bonds industry has a long history of aggravating racial and socio-economic disparities,… Continue

Reports Cites Mental Health Treatment Gaps at California’s DJJ FacilitiesReports Cites Mental Health Treatment Gaps at California’s DJJ Facilities

CJCJ in the News—The Chronicle of Social Change highlights a new CJCJ study on conditions at California's state… Continue

KQED: Violence and Gang Activity Still Plague California's Juvenile Corrections FacilitiesKQED: Violence and Gang Activity Still Plague California's Juvenile Corrections Facilities

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ's Erica Webster describes conditions at California's state youth correctional facilities on… Continue

CJCJ in the News: Milwaukee Is Latest City to Use Curfew to Tamp Down Unrest

CJCJ in the News—The Associated Press interviews Mike Males, who criticizes Milwaukee's implementation of youth… Continue

Fact Sheet: California's Youth and Young Adult Arrest Rates Continue a Historic DeclineFact Sheet: California's Youth and Young Adult Arrest Rates Continue a Historic Decline

Juvenile Justice—A new fact sheet from CJCJ shows that, in 2015, arrests of young people under age 25 dropped below… Continue

Failure After Farrell: Violence and Inadequate Mental Health Care in California's Division of Juvenile JusticeFailure After Farrell: Violence and Inadequate Mental Health Care in California's Division of Juvenile Justice

Correctional Institutions—CJCJ's new report finds, in California's state youth corrections system, violence has increased,… Continue

California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 1)California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 1)

Blog—The money bail system was designed to ensure that people charged with an offense return to court… Continue

CJCJ in the news: Young and Locked Up in Silicon Valley

CJCJ in the News—The Santa Clara County district attorney has made a habit of charging 14-,15- and 16-year-olds as… 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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