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News and publications from past 90 days

New Fact Sheet: Urban Crime Rates Reach Record Lows Amid Large-Scale Justice Reform

A new fact sheet finds that urban crime rates have reached record lows amid several major criminal justice reforms.

CJCJ Applauds Governor Newsom's Proposal to Shutter DJJ

The plan aligns with CJCJ’s long-standing recommendations for the phased closure of all state youth correctional facilities.

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CJCJ’s Cameo House Families Enjoy Spring, New Report, and more!

April News: CJCJ’s Cameo House families enjoy spring festivities, new  report on dangers of DJJ youth correctional facilities, and CJCJ calls for transparency of COVID-19 cases.

New Report: California’s Youth Correctional Institutions Jeopardize Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

From overcrowding and unsanitary buildings to a lack of access to quality health care, DJJ facilities put youths' safety at risk.  

California jail watchdogs won’t keep track of COVID-19 cases in lockups. Activists want answers

The Sacramento Bee covers advocates' calls for transparency in California's local jails and juvenile halls, quoting CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Helping our Community through the COVID-19 Crisis

During the COVID-19 crisis, California must support youth at DJJ, Cameo House serves families in San Francisco, and advocates press for protections in jails and juvenile facilities.

California Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid COVID-19 Crisis

California must move quickly to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from striking young people housed in the state’s youth correctional institutions, the Division of Juvenile Justice.

Youth Opinion: An Analysis of San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall Closure

An analytical essay by a high school student working with CJCJ explores the significance of the closure of San Francisco’s juvenile hall.

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