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New Report: Lowest California Crime Rate in Recorded History
A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that California’s crime rate declined amid several major criminal…
New Fact Sheet: DJJ Realignment Must Address Racial Justice as Youth of Color Are Harmed Most by the Justice System
As California moves to close the Division of Juvenile Justice, state leaders must ensure meaningful…
New Report: 2020 Ballot Initiative to Repeal Justice Reform Would Come at a High Cost to Californians
A state initiative, costing hundreds of millions of dollars annually, would exacerbate the COVID-19…
New Fact Sheet: Urban Crime Rates Reach Record Lows Amid Large-Scale Justice Reform
A new fact sheet finds that urban crime rates have reached record lows amid several major criminal…
New Report: California’s Youth Correctional Institutions Jeopardize Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
From overcrowding and unsanitary buildings to a lack of access to quality health care, DJJ…
New Fact Sheet: Spending on California’s Youth Correctional System Soars Amid Administrative Shifts
A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that state spending on California’s dangerous and prison-like…
California's Arrest Rate Falls to Record Low in Justice Reform Era (2011-2018)
A new CJCJ fact sheet shows that California's decades-long declines in arrests have continued…
Closing San Francisco's Juvenile Hall: An Analysis of the Youth Population
New CJCJ research offers a deeper understanding of population trends within the San…
New Fact Sheet: A Decade of Declines in Violence Among San Francisco Youth
A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that v iolent crimes fell by 64 percent among youth in San Francisco in…
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…
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…
New Report: A Guide to Supporting Justice-Involved Youth during Reentry
A new practical guide for juvenile justice and social service providers emphasizes collaborative,…
New Report: Pervasive Violence and Isolation at California's Division of Juvenile Justice Endanger Youth
CJCJ's comprehensive review of conditions at California’s state-run youth correctional system…
New Rights for Youth in Juvenile Halls, Ranches & Camps
Recent revisions to the Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities establish new rights for youth in…
New Fact Sheet: Fresno County Shows Favorable Crime Trends in the Justice Reform Era (2010-2017)
A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that, amid substantial statewide criminal justice reform, Fresno County…
New Report: California Juvenile Justice Funding in Five Bay Area Counties Shows Opportunity for Reinvestment
A new CJCJ report investigates how California's counties spend millions meant to serve youth…
New Fact Sheet: Local Juvenile Justice Facilities Can Absorb State Youth Correctional Population
CJCJ's new fact sheet finds unprecedented available capacity in California's county-run juvenile…
New Fact Sheet: Costs Rise Amid Falling Populations at California’s Division of Juvenile Justice
A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that state spending at California’s state youth correctional…
New Fact Sheet: Racial Disparities Persist Amid Large Drug Arrest Declines in San Francisco
A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that disproportionate felony drug arrests among African Americans in…
New Fact Sheet: Crime in California Cities Remains Stable Through Justice Reform Era (2010-2017)
A new fact sheet from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice finds that, during a period of…
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…
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…
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,…
New Report: Youth Prosecution after Prop 57
Addressing Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Disparities after the Repeal of Direct File
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…

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