We Need Your Voice to Protect People in California’s Jails!We Need Your Voice to Protect People in California’s Jails!

Blog, Correctional Institutions—CJCJ and our partners want to hear your experiences, concerns, and solutions to strengthen… Continue

Celebrating Cameo House Families, New Research, and More!Celebrating Cameo House Families, New Research, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ News: CJCJ’s Cameo House gathers to celebrate families, California’s youth deserve… Continue

CJCJ Executive Director Dan Macallair on Closing California's Youth PrisonsCJCJ Executive Director Dan Macallair on Closing California's Youth Prisons

CJCJ in the News—CJCJ's Executive Director Dan Macallair speaks with The California Report as California's Division… Continue

California’s State Youth Correctional System Will Pass into HistoryCalifornia’s State Youth Correctional System Will Pass into History

Blog—Beginning today, California will wind down its infamous Division of Juvenile Justice by limiting… Continue

New Report: California Urban Crime Declined in 2020 Amid Social and Economic UpheavalNew Report: California Urban Crime Declined in 2020 Amid Social and Economic Upheaval

Publications—In 2020, a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, the crime rate in California’s 72 largest… Continue

The New York Times fabricates a nonexistent shoplifting wave in San Francisco, then wrongly blames it on criminal justice reforms and the city’s supposed soft-on-crime imageThe New York Times fabricates a nonexistent shoplifting wave in San Francisco, then wrongly blames it on criminal justice reforms and the city’s supposed soft-on-crime image

Blog—If San Francisco’s shoplifting rate has plummeted to its lowest level in at least 45 years,… Continue

Cameo House Celebrates Families’ Strength on Mother’s DayCameo House Celebrates Families’ Strength on Mother’s Day

Blog—This Mother’s Day, program participants and staff of CJCJ’s Cameo House gathered for a… Continue

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 18, Number 1 – Spring 2021Justice Policy Journal - Volume 18, Number 1 – Spring 2021

Volume 18—Articles on addressing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs); the importance of collaboration… Continue

Save Cameo House, CJCJ Legislative Success, and More!Save Cameo House, CJCJ Legislative Success, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ News: Cameo House is a refuge for families amid the pandemic, CJCJ sponsors a bill to reinvest… Continue

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What is happening inside California's Division of Juvenile Justice?

Division of Juvenile Justice Data 

CJCJ is committed to protecting youth at DJJ by monitoring facility conditions and raising public awareness. Find out more about DJJ’s population, use of isolation, and the spread of COVID-19 inside facilities.


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NGF is a leadership development and policy advocacy training for formerly incarcerated and justice-involved individuals.


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California Sentencing Institute (CASI)

Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.



Seal It 

Do you have juvenile record? This online tool provides eligibility information and step-by-step record sealing guides for all 58 counties. 


After the Doors Were Locked by Daniel Macallair

After the Doors Were Locked

CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair's book, a history of youth corrections in California, details the cycle of abuse and reform since the 1890s. 

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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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