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News and publications from past year

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2018-19 Budget Proposal Would Expand California’s Youth Correctional System at a Time of Falling Populations

Governor Brown, in his final budget, has missed an opportunity to bring an end to the failures of DJJ. Now, state leaders must reject a proposed expansion of the facilities and invest, instead, in community alternatives.

A Tribute to Carole D’Elia

On December 16, 2017, California lost Carole D' Elia, a fine public servant and Executive Director of the Little Hoover Commission. We honor her life, her work, and her legacy.

CJCJ’s Continued Vision for Community Safety in 2018

As we start 2018, CJCJ's staff and programs will remain steadfast in our commitment to change lives, change systems, and change the future.  

CJCJ’s 2017 Year in Review

This year, CJCJ provided support to thousands of justice-involved individuals and their families. We would like to share a few stories from a year filled with exciting successes and social change.

California Youth Continue to Bring Steep Declines in Juvenile Arrests

CJCJ’s new fact sheet shows youth arrests in California are at a historical low, following a decades-long pattern of decline.

White Residents of Urban Sanctuary Counties are Safer from Deadly Violence than White Residents in Non-Sanctuary Counties

CJCJ’s new report shows “sanctuary” areas are associated with enhanced safety and lower rates of deadly violence for white residents.

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 14, Number 2 - Fall 2017

Articles on arson rates in Chicago, adulthood relationship outcomes for juvenile justice-involved individuals, and migrant workers counteracting wage theft and underpayment.

Los Angeles County Crime Rates Show Wide Local Variation During Justice Reform Era, 2010-2016

CJCJ’s new fact sheet shows Los Angeles County crime trends, like trends across the state, appear to be highly localized during the justice reform era.

Success for Homeless Youth, New Report, and More!
CJCJ helps a young man transition to sustainable housing, a new report addresses disparities in youth prosecution as adults, and Cameo House staff hosts a Thanksgiving dinner.
New Report: Youth Prosecution after Prop 57

Addressing Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Disparities after the Repeal of Direct File

Support Safe Communities and Healthy Families on #GivingTuesday

Join CJCJ on this national day of generosity to support programs that serve justice-involved youth and adults in our community. Together, we can build safer neighborhoods and a more just society.

Promoting Alternatives to Incarceration, New Report, and More!

CJCJ launches an initiative to promote alternatives to incarceration, publishes a new report, and tours a model juvenile hall. 

Most California Jurisdictions Show Declines in Property Crime During Justice Reform Era

CJCJ’s new report shows wide variations in local crime trends, with most jurisdictions reporting declines amid Public Safety Realignment, Prop 47, and Prop 57.

SB 190 Becomes Law, Ending Harmful, Unlawful, and Costly Juvenile Justice Fees

California takes the lead in juvenile justice reform, ending the harmful, unlawful, and costly practice of charging fees to families with youth in the system. 

Cameo House Successes, Youth Facilities, and an International Delegation

Cameo House residents build new skills and strengthen family ties; CJCJ advocates for sweeping changes at youth facilities; and Children's Waiting Rooms hosts an international delegation.

CJCJ Youth Mentoring, Collaborative Courts, and More!

CJCJ youth clients explore the great outdoors at Yosemite, Reentry Court Coordinator presents at international conference, and CJCJ cosponsored bill clears legislative hurdles.

CDCR Drafts Prop 57 Regulations that Undercut the Initiative

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was tasked with drafting the regulations governing Prop 57’s nonviolent parole process and earned credit expansion. Unfortunately, the proposed regulations categorically excludes thousands of imprisoned Californians.

The Myth of White Safety in White Numbers

CJCJ's Mike Males authors an op-ed for Yes! Magazine that highlights new data showing that Whites are safer from violent death in more diverse areas.

CJCJ congratulates Terence Baugh, our new Director of Behavioral Health!

Terence’s lived experiences allow him to relate to the youth he serves. Now, he is leading a team of credible, trusted, and nurturing behavioral health staff, dedicated to supporting young people in San Francisco’s juvenile justice system.

Youth Prison Paradox: Californians Want Them Shut Down While Counties Keep Building

The Chronicle of Social Change quotes CJCJ's Director of Policy Brian Goldstein about California's growing awareness that incarcerating youth does not make communities safer. 

Justice for All: Senate Bill 190

Senate Bill (SB) 190, which has passed the California Senate, aims to address the inequity of burdensome administrative fees levied against justice-involved youth and their families.

“Next Generation” of Justice Policy Leaders Gather and Mobilize in Sacramento

CJCJ and MILPA co-facilitated a two-day leadership and policy advocacy training for justice involved and formerly incarcerated individuals from across California.

CJCJ gives young people adventure, health services & professional opportunities

CJCJ youth get to be kids again during annual Great America trip, emerging leaders train to transform justice in California, and CJCJ's behavioral health programs invest in San Francisco youth. 

CJCJ is hiring!

Are you passionate about criminal and juvenile justice issues? Do you want to work directly with justice-involved young people? Apply now to join our team! 

Not Without Scars: The Story of Shirley LaMarr

San Francisco author Jim Dekker tells Cameo House Director Shirley LaMarr's story of survival after addiction and poverty, and what is possible with investment in people rather than incarceration. 

 

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