New Report: DJJ Fails to Protect Youth Amid COVID-19 PandemicNew Report: DJJ Fails to Protect Youth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Publications—COVID-19 cases inside the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) increased sevenfold in July.… Continue

High Prop 20 Costs, Re-entry Conference, and More!High Prop 20 Costs, Re-entry Conference, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ report finds Prop 20 would fuel racial injustice, CJCJ team member leads community… Continue

CJCJ’s Silvanus Warren Leads Community DevelopmentCJCJ’s Silvanus Warren Leads Community Development

Newsletter—A dedicated CJCJ staff member, Silvanus "Van" Warren, supports Bay Area residents through his… Continue

Closing Youth Prisons, Collaborating for Reentry, and More!Closing Youth Prisons, Collaborating for Reentry, and More!

Newsletter—CJCJ News: California closes dangerous youth correctional system, CJCJ staff hosts collaborative… Continue

New Report: Prop 20 Would Fuel Racial InjusticeNew Report: Prop 20 Would Fuel Racial Injustice

Publications—CJCJ finds that Prop 20 will harm communities of color, with Black and Latino people at the… Continue

CJCJ Provides Trove of DJJ Data to Support Realignment PlanningCJCJ Provides Trove of DJJ Data to Support Realignment Planning

Blog—As part of CJCJ's longstanding commitment to monitoring the health and safety of youth at the… Continue

CJCJ Celebrates Closure of California’s Youth Correctional SystemCJCJ Celebrates Closure of California’s Youth Correctional System

Blog—In a historic decision, California enacts legislation to close state youth correctional facilities… Continue

Join the Fight to Protect Californians in JailJoin the Fight to Protect Californians in Jail

Blog, Correctional Institutions—We need your support to strengthen the new statewide regulations for California’s jails.

Prop 17 Could Restore Voting Rights to Tens of ThousandsProp 17 Could Restore Voting Rights to Tens of Thousands

Blog—Amid a national crisis over voter suppression, Californians are considering a historic expansion of… Continue

New Report: Lowest California Crime Rate in Recorded HistoryNew Report: Lowest California Crime Rate in Recorded History

Publications—A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that California’s crime rate declined amid several major criminal… 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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