Time Cannot Heal All WoundsTime Cannot Heal All Wounds

Blog—Over 95 percent of incarcerated individuals return to the community- what happens then?… Continue

By the Numbers: Why California Needs More Drug Treatment, Not Youth PrisonsBy the Numbers: Why California Needs More Drug Treatment, Not Youth Prisons

Blog—Hundreds of thousands more youth are on the streets today, policed less than ever. Meanwhile,… Continue

A Mother's Journey, Report on Urban Crime, and More!A Mother's Journey, Report on Urban Crime, and More!

Newsletter—Cameo House resident transitions to independent living, new policy fact sheet finds stable urban… Continue

New Report: Crime in California Cities Remains Stable Through Justice Reform Era (2010-2017)New Report: Crime in California Cities Remains Stable Through Justice Reform Era (2010-2017)

Publications—A new fact sheet from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice finds that, during a period of… Continue

AB 109, Prop 47, and Prop 57 Are Safely Reducing the Prison Population, but Durable Public Safety Requires Further Cuts in Corrections SpendingAB 109, Prop 47, and Prop 57 Are Safely Reducing the Prison Population, but Durable Public Safety Requires Further Cuts in Corrections Spending

Blog—Shifting California’s criminal justice priorities from punishment to prevention starts with… Continue

2018-19 Budget Proposal Would Expand California’s Youth Correctional System at a Time of Falling Populations2018-19 Budget Proposal Would Expand California’s Youth Correctional System at a Time of Falling Populations

Blog—Governor Brown, in his final budget, has missed an opportunity to bring an end to the failures of… Continue

A Tribute to Carole D’EliaA Tribute to Carole D’Elia

Blog—On December 16, 2017, California lost Carole D' Elia, a fine public servant and Executive Director… Continue

CJCJ’s Continued Vision for Community Safety in 2018CJCJ’s Continued Vision for Community Safety in 2018

Blog—As we start 2018, CJCJ's staff and programs will remain steadfast in our commitment to change… Continue

CJCJ’s 2017 Year in ReviewCJCJ’s 2017 Year in Review

Newsletter—This year, CJCJ provided support to thousands of justice-involved individuals and their families.… 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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