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California Must Move Beyond Youth Incarceration
Recently, California failed to adopt the Keep Youth Closer to Home Act (SB 284). CJCJ and community…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Artistic expression, a critical step in healing
Art education has immense benefits in human development, personal growth and as a form of therapy,…
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…
Grant Opportunities for Youth Diversion, Adult Reentry, and More!
This month, three exciting grant opportunities for community-based programs are accepting…
San Francisco Strengthens Legal Protections for Youth
The "Jeff Adachi Youth Rights" ordinance is now the strongest law in the country for youth in…
CJCJ Mourns Passing of Jeff Adachi, San Francisco’s Champion for Justice
The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice mourns the passing of Jeff Adachi, San…
2018 Next Generation Fellowship Highlights California’s Emerging Justice Leaders
This year, CJCJ and Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA) were proud to…
Fewer California youth are getting arrested, but those arrested face more consequences
As youth arrests plummet in California, falling 76 percent from 2007-17, the proportion of arrested…
Healing Communities through Restorative Justice
In the Bay Area and beyond, bringing together the community in a constructive way produces better…
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 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer held a Public Safety and Neighborhood…
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…

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