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Grant Opportunities for Youth Diversion, Adult Reentry, and More!

This month, three exciting grant opportunities for community-based programs are accepting applications. CJCJ and partners are working together to ensure these funds are used effectively for the community!

San Francisco Strengthens Legal Protections for Youth

The "Jeff Adachi Youth Rights" ordinance is now the strongest law in the country for youth in police custody, setting a precedent for counties across California and the U.S. and emphasizing the importance of local reform in the fight for youth justice.

Violence at DJJ, Guide to Reentry, and more!

February news: CJCJ report uncovers dangerous conditions at CA's Division of Juvenile Justice, new practical guide supports justice-involved youth during reentry, and CJCJ honors Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender.

CJCJ Mourns Passing of Jeff Adachi, San Francisco’s Champion for Justice

The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice mourns the passing of Jeff Adachi, San Francisco’s Public Defender.

New Report: A Guide to Supporting Justice-Involved Youth during Reentry

A new practical guide for juvenile justice and social service providers emphasizes collaborative, holistic support and meaningful engagement with youth and their families during the reentry process.

California’s Juvenile Justice System Had 16 Years To Fix Its Abuse Problems. It Didn’t.

The Huffington Post covers CJCJ's new report on conditions at California's Division of Juvenile Justice, a youth's experience, and the authors' key takeaways.

KPCC: Phasing out pepper spray, low probability high consequence disasters, the ninth circuit

CJCJ's Renee Menart discusses dangerous conditions at the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) on 89.3 KPCC's Take Two with A Rodriguez.

KQED: State Juvenile Justice Facilities Are Failing Kids, Report Finds

KQED's Marisa Lagos sits down with CJCJ's Maureen Washburn and Renee Menart to discuss California's troubled Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) facilities. 

New Report: Pervasive Violence and Isolation at California's Division of Juvenile Justice Endanger Youth

CJCJ's comprehensive review of conditions at California’s state-run youth correctional system finds a return to its historically grievous conditions that isolate and traumatize youth.

Violence, Neglect & Fear Makes Kids Worse Not Better At California’s Division Of Juvenile Justice, Says Scathing New Report

Witness LA discusses key findings of CJCJ's recent report on harmful conditions at California's state-run youth correctional facilities run by the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

2018 Next Generation Fellowship Highlights California’s Emerging Justice Leaders

This year, CJCJ and Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA) were proud to bring together 15 justice reform leaders for the 2018 fellowship.

Fewer California youth are getting arrested, but those arrested face more consequences

As youth arrests plummet in California, falling 76 percent from 2007-17, the proportion of arrested youth subjected to court action has skyrocketed. 

New Rights for Youth in Juvenile Halls, Ranches & Camps

Recent revisions to the Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities establish new rights for youth in local juvenile justice facilities as of January 1, 2019. Share this guide to help inform youth, their families, and those who support them!

Governor Newsom’s juvenile justice reform, and more!

January news: CJCJ weighs in on governor’s proposal to reform CA's juvenile justice system, the Next Generation Fellowship celebrates the success of its 2018 fellows, and CJCJ’s collaborative approach serves youth in the community!

Proposed Changes to Juvenile Justice System Generate Praise, Skepticism

The California Health Report quotes CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair in discussing local alternatives to the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) as Governor Newsom considers reforming the institution.

Shutdown Breakthrough, Criminal Justice Reforms, Cannabis Update

CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair joins Thuy Vu of the KQED Newsroom to discuss juvenile and criminal justice news, including the governor's proposed reform to the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

Editorial: Gov. Newsom’s impulse on juvenile justice good, but state needs real reform

The San Francisco Chronicle quotes CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair and endorses CJCJ's long-standing vision for California's juvenile justice system, in response to Governor Newsom's proposed reform to the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). 

Healing Communities through Restorative Justice

In the Bay Area and beyond, bringing together the community in a constructive way produces better chances for healing people who are most vulnerable and most impacted by the justice system.

Is Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Juvenile Justice Reform Substantial Or Symbolic? Experts Say It’s a Wait-And-See.

CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair is quoted by Capital Public Radio the importance of local alternatives for youth in a discussion about the governor's proposed reform to the Division of Juvenile Justice.

Analysis of the Governor's proposal to reform the state's juvenile justice system

CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair discusses the high costs, declines in youth crime, and the importance of local programming for youth in a discussion about Governor Newsom's proposal to reform DJJ.

California governor seeks to transform youth prisons

The Associated Press (AP) quotes CJCJ Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn on the need to serve youth locally as part of Governor Newsom's proposed reform to the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 15, Number 2 – Fall, 2018

Articles on disproportionate minority presence on U.S. Sex Offender Registries, determinants in pretrial detention, gendered effects of intensive juvenile supervision, and more.

High Rates of Incarceration Not Linked to Less Crime

CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males investigates claims that incarceration reduces crimes by taking a deeper look at California's crime and imprisonment trends among various age demographics.

CJCJ's 2018 Year in Review

As 2018 comes to an end, CJCJ reflects on a year filled with dedicated service and community collaboration. We invite you to join us in our continued efforts!

Community-based programming is crucial to support San Francisco youth

Earlier this week, San Francisco Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer held a Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee hearing on juvenile justice reform, during which CJCJ staff, youth, and partners advocated for community-based programming.

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