From juvenile detention to straight A's, with the help of a mentorFrom juvenile detention to straight A's, with the help of a mentor

CJCJ in the News—The Christian Science Monitor highlighrs CJCJ's Youth Justice Mentoring Program (YJM) and features… Continue

Prop. 47: ‘Reckless experiment’ or hope for criminal justice reform?

CJCJ in the News—The Los Angeles Daily News highlights CJCJ's new report which finds that Proposition 47's criminal… Continue

The Lessons of California for Juvenile Justice ReformThe Lessons of California for Juvenile Justice Reform

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ's executive director pens an op-ed for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) on the… Continue

New Report: Prop 47 and Crime in 2015New Report: Prop 47 and Crime in 2015

Proposition 47—CJCJ's new report provides a comparison of county-level crime changes to jail population changes… Continue

In Mental Health Care, Are We Treating the Symptom But Not the Cause?

CJCJ in the News—New America Media quotes CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani on the ineffectiveness of mental health treatment for… Continue

Juvenile and Criminal Justice Bills Clear the California LegislatureJuvenile and Criminal Justice Bills Clear the California Legislature

Blog—Advocates celebrate the successful passage of several key bills and call on Governor Brown to sign… Continue

Treating Young Offenders Like Adults Is Bad Parenting

CJCJ in the News—The Atlantic interviews CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani and Mike Males, and determines that district attorneys'… Continue

California Youth Raise Their Voices “Strong and Loud”California Youth Raise Their Voices “Strong and Loud”

Blog—On August 8th , hundreds of youth from across California gathered in Sacramento for the annual Free… Continue

August News from CJCJ: Celebrating the life of Juidell PrestonAugust News from CJCJ: Celebrating the life of Juidell Preston

Newsletter—CJCJ remembers change-maker, Juidell Preston, youth clients learn new skills in the High Sierras,… Continue

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.

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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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