The California Legislature Approves Additional $270 Million for Jail ConstructionThe California Legislature Approves Additional $270 Million for Jail Construction

Blog—On June 15, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 844, creating yet another allocation… Continue

Crime and Violence by San Francisco Youth Plunges 80 percent in Last 20 YearsCrime and Violence by San Francisco Youth Plunges 80 percent in Last 20 Years

Blog—But strangely, youth entering the system are twice as likely to be incarcerated today.

Justice by Geography: Do Politics Influence the Prosecution of Youth as Adults?Justice by Geography: Do Politics Influence the Prosecution of Youth as Adults?

Political Landscape—CJCJ’s new report finds that counties with Republican district attorneys are more likely to… Continue

CJCJ in the news: Study, Certain CA Counties Charge Youth as Adults More OftenCJCJ in the news: Study, Certain CA Counties Charge Youth as Adults More Often

CJCJ in the News—Public News Service interviews CJCJ's Maureen Washburn, co-author of a new report analyzing the… Continue

New Report! Direct File Rates Arbitrarily Rising for Youth of ColorNew Report! Direct File Rates Arbitrarily Rising for Youth of Color

Juvenile Justice—A new report examining the prosecution of youth as adults in California documents variations by… Continue

Harnessing County Level Prop 47 SavingsHarnessing County Level Prop 47 Savings

Blog—Prop 47 cost savings are not being fully realized at the county level. County officials and… Continue

A Special GoodbyeA Special Goodbye

Blog—Ten-year-old Eva was sad and upset — after six years of visiting her dad weekly in jail,… Continue

A special goodbye & May news from CJCJA special goodbye & May news from CJCJ

Correctional Institutions—A special goodbye visit for a family, Cameo House residents complete first step of programming,… Continue

Informed Policymaking Begins with Data CollectionInformed Policymaking Begins with Data Collection

Blog—Recently proposed legislation would expand the California Department of Justice’s data… Continue

California Must Prioritize In-Person VisitsCalifornia Must Prioritize In-Person Visits

Blog—California’s county jails are exacerbating the collateral consequences of incarceration by… Continue

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