News and publications

News and publications from past 90 days

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 16, 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 youth and service providers advocated for community-based programming at a Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee hearing on juvenile justice reform. 

San Francisco police fail to specify charges in nearly 90 percent of youth arrests in 2017

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) deviates from all other law enforcement agencies in California in two key ways: it fails to properly report Latino statistics, and it fails to specify exactly what offenses it charges nearly nine in 10 arrested youths.

End Children’s Trauma, Harm By Prioritizing Them When Parents Arrested, in Court

CJCJ Communications and Policy Analyst Renee Menart discusses the collateral consequences of incarceration on children and family members in an Op-Ed published by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE).

A Boy’s Bright Future, Thanksgiving Dinner, and More!

A mother's collaboration with Cameo House supports her son’s bright future, Help strengthen families and support communities this holiday season, and CJCJ’s Cameo House builds community with Thanksgiving dinner tradition.

Give the Gift of Community Safety and Wellness

Every day, the CJCJ family of staff and clients works to ensure that our communities are safe and thriving. This #GivingTuesday, we ask for your support to strengthen community-based alternatives to incarceration!

California Legislature Passes Bill Setting Juvenile Justice Minimum Age at 12

The Chronicle of Social Change highlights the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice's key role in the passage of Senate Bill 439, which protects young children under age 12 from the juvenile justice system.

What happens to teens accused of murder? Ventura County grapples with question

The Ventura County Star quotes CJCJ's Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn in an article about California Senate Bill (SB) 1391, which ends transfers of 14- and 15-year-olds to the adult criminal justice system.

CJCJ trains leaders, educates voters, and more!

Next Generation Fellows learn together in the great outdoors, CJCJ hosts a voting workshop to prepare for Election Day, and Cameo House families enjoy time together at the City Kids Family Fair.

OJJDP’s New Direction Is Juvenile Justice Policymaking By Erasure

CJCJ's Director of Policy and Development Brian Goldstein authors an Op-Ed on the Trump administration's OJJDP new juvenile justice policies that are harmful to youth and communities across the country. 

The Scanner: Complaints against cops fell with body cams, but questions remain

The San Francisco Chronicle quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on current crime trends in California in the eighth year of its "justice reform era."

SB 439 Becomes Law, Ending the Prosecution of Children Under 12

On September 30th, Governor Brown signed a historic piece of legislation ending the prosecution of children under 12 in juvenile court.