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High Rates of Incarceration Not Linked to Less Crime
CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males investigates claims that incarceration reduces crimes by…
CJCJ's 2018 Year in Review
As 2018 comes to an end, CJCJ reflects on a year filled with dedicated service and community…
Community-based programming is crucial to support San Francisco youth
Earlier this week, San Francisco youth and service providers advocated for community-based…
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…
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…
SB 439 Becomes Law, Ending the Prosecution of Children Under 12
On September 30 th , Governor Brown signed a historic piece of legislation ending the prosecution…
SB 439 Heads to the Governor's Desk
Senate Bill (SB) 439, a bill co-sponsored by CJCJ and others, passed in the Legislature and is…
Direct File of Youth to Adult Court: Gone and Unlamented as Youth Arrests Fall to All-time Low in 2017
The abolition of direct file in California has resulted in more selective and less political…
Justice-Involved Voters Bring Critical Voices to Community Decision-Making
With over 6 million people barred from voting on Election Day through felony disenfranchisement…
Governor Brown’s Final Budget Delivers Wins and Losses for Youth Justice
In the FY 2018-19 budget, California makes prudent new investments in community-based youth but…
California’s County Jails Show Population Reductions Amid Statewide Prison Reform
Despite initial fears that reductions in prison populations would rebound to counties by increasing…
Building Collective Power for a Better Future
Tina Curiel-Allen–a writer, poet, community leader, and Next Generation Fellow–offers a…
Leadership through Adversity
Cristian Franco, a youth mentor and community advocate, discusses the power of sharing your story…
Pathways from Youth Prisons to Colleges for Young Adults
Dr. Young-Alfaro's recent study, which follows ten young adults attending college after…
From Sitting in Detention to Standing in Culture
2017 Next Generation Fellow, Brayan Pelayo, shares his journey from childhood to community…
Next Generation Fellowship (NGF) Elevates Justice-Involved Leaders
Applications are now open! The second-annual NGF leadership program brings together emerging…
CJCJ Transitions to a New Home
This spring, CJCJ is excited to announce our move to a new home in the heart of San Francisco's…
CA Lawmakers Consider Ending the Treatment of 14- and 15-Year-Olds as Adults
Senate Bill 1391 will end the transfer of younger teens into adult criminal court, keeping them in…
California Sentencing Institute now shows 2016 trends
CJCJ’s California Sentencing Institute (CASI) interactive map now shows annual criminal and…
New Legislation Increases Employment Access for Justice-Involved Californians
An estimated 8 million individuals in California have criminal records. Increasing access to…
2018 Promises Groundbreaking Justice Reform in California
California legislators have introduced new bills to expand opportunities for justice-involved youth…
California’s Local Juvenile Facility Populations Continue to Decline in 2017
New data from 2017 show a continued population decline in California’s local juvenile halls…
Time Cannot Heal All Wounds
Over 95 percent of incarcerated individuals return to the community- what happens then?…
By the Numbers: Why California Needs More Drug Treatment, Not Youth Prisons
Hundreds of thousands more youth are on the streets today, policed less than ever. Meanwhile,…
AB 109, Prop 47, and Prop 57 Are Safely Reducing the Prison Population, but Durable Public Safety Requires Further Cuts in Corrections Spending
Shifting California’s criminal justice priorities from punishment to prevention starts with…

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