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News and publications from past year

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CJCJ Executive Director helps plan SF juvenile hall closure, and more!

November News: CJCJ Executive Director sits on task force to close SF juvenile hall, California must move toward local alternatives to youth incarceration, and Cameo House promotes civic engagement with a voter education workshop.

California Must Move Beyond Youth Incarceration

Recently, California failed to adopt the Keep Youth Closer to Home Act (SB 284). CJCJ and community partners will continue our work to move beyond costly, dangerous, and non-rehabilitative approaches to juvenile justice.

One step away from Keeping Youth Closer to Home, and more!

Tell Governor Newsom to Keep Youth Closer to Home with Senate Bill 284, a youth’s dreams of becoming a doctor, and CJCJ gathers together for a fun afternoon at a Giants game!

Keep Youth Close to Home: Governor Newsom Needs to Hear from You!

Take 5 minutes to protect and support California's youth! One quick call to the Governor's office for Senate Bill 284 can make a difference.

SB 284 passes final vote in the Assembly, health education empowers women, and more!

Senate Bill 284 passes final vote and goes to the Governor’s desk, CJCJ staff and partners organize a Collaborative Courts Summit, and health education workshops empower Cameo House participants.

Fellowship Opportunity, Budget Success in San Francisco, and more!

This month, the Next Generation Fellowship applications open for justice-involved advocates, San Francisco reinvests funding from probation to community-based services, and CJCJ supports voting rights for Californians on parole.

New Fact Sheet: A Decade of Declines in Violence Among San Francisco Youth

A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that violent crimes fell by 64 percent among youth in San Francisco in the last ten years.

California Interrupts the Cycle of Incarceration with Primary Caregiver Pretrial Diversion Act

When a parent is incarcerated, their children are exposed to the trauma of separation and household instability. The Primary Caregiver Pretrial Diversion Act (SB 394) aims to support families impacted by the justice system.

CJCJ Co-sponsored Bill Clears Another Legislative Hurdle

The Keep Youth Closer to Home Act (Senate Bill 284), a measure co-sponsored by CJCJ, is one step closer to becoming California state law. Support youth today by helping to pass SB 284.

SB 284 Success, State Audit of $100M+ grant program, and more!

CJCJ’s Cameo House partners with the SF SPCA, Senate Bill 284 passes another legislative hurdle, and the state approves an audit of the Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act.

Keep Youth Closer to Home with a Quick Call Today!

Making a difference made easy! Check out how you can take 5 minutes today or tomorrow to voice your support for Senate Bill 284 as it heads to the CA Assembly Appropriations Committee on June 26th.

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 16, Number 1 – Spring, 2019

Articles on arrest histories of men who buy sex; community member perceptions regarding sex offender recidivism; the school-to-prison pipeline, juvenile risk assessments, and more.

San Francisco to Close Juvenile Hall: Supervisor Walton and CJCJ's Daniel Macallair Discuss Why It's Important

Supervisor Shamann Walton and CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair discuss the now-successful legislation to close San Francisco's juvenile hall during a recent community event.

Mother's Day at Cameo House, Quest for Democracy Advocacy Day, and More!

Cameo House celebrates Mother’s Day, CJCJ joins hundreds for annual Quest for Democracy in Sacramento, and San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton and CJCJ Executive Director discuss juvenile hall closure.

Governor’s May Revision Proposes Additional Spending on Ineffective DJJ Facilities

As the Governor’s office prepares to transition DJJ into the state’s Health and Human Services Agency, the population is projected to grow by nearly 20 percent.

New Fact Sheet: Crime in L.A. County’s Major Cities Decline Amid Statewide Justice Reform

New CJCJ research finds crime rates have declined among Los Angeles County's major cities during California's justice reform era (2010-2018).

CJCJ and Federal Partners Collaborate to Enhance Conviction Alternatives Program (CAP)

This year marks a period of immense growth and continued dedication to strengthening Northern District of California's collaborative courts through the Federal Judiciary Center (FJC) Quality Improvement program.

San Francisco Models Juvenile Justice Reform, Urban Crime Declines, and More!

San Francisco to end youth detention with CJCJ and community support, new fact sheet finds declines in California’s urban crime amid justice reforms, and CJCJ’s Youth Justice Mentoring program has lasting impact!

San Francisco calls for juvenile hall closure in favor of community-based alternatives

This month, San Francisco leaders proposed closing its juvenile hall and consider broader reforms to the local juvenile justice system.

Artistic expression, a critical step in healing

Art education has immense benefits in human development, personal growth and as a form of therapy, serving as a much-needed tool in combating the harsh realities of incarceration.

New Fact Sheet: Urban Crime Declines During California's Justice Reform Era (2010-2018)

A new CJCJ publication analyzes urban crime across 73 large cities and finds that crime rates in California have declined during a period of large-scale criminal justice reform.

CJCJ-sponsored bill success, volunteer impact, and more!

March News: Sponsored bill to support youth locally proceeds in the CA State Legislature, Cameo House families and volunteers connect through a creative project, and CJCJ supports proposed closure of San Francisco's juvenile hall.

Vanishing Violence: Tracking California's remarkable collapse in youth crime

The San Francisco Chronicle speaks with CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males about youth crime trends, which have fallen off drastically since the 1990s, leaving juvenile halls emptied and experts mystified.

California at a Crossroads: Ending Youth Trauma by Closing Violent DJJ Institutions

As California considers the fate of its juvenile justice system, the Governor, Legislature, and youth advocacy community must push beyond a basic restructuring of the state institutions and resolve to bring youth home from DJJ.

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!

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