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San Francisco’s crime rates fall while Sacramento’s “tough-on-crime” DA presides over rising violence
San Francisco has seen major decreases in crime amid progressive reforms, while nearby Sacramento…
New Report: Prop 47 Offers a $600M Lifeline to Vulnerable Californians
Prop 47 has reinvested over half a billion dollars from expensive, overcrowded prisons into…
New Report: San Franciscans Spend More And Get Less From Their Police Department Than Most Major CA Cities
A new report finds San Francisco’s $689M police budget fails to solve crimes, over-arrests…
New Report: Poor Conditions in California Youth Prisons as Closure Nears
A new report finds disturbing conditions inside California’s Division of Juvenile Justice,…
California’s Crime Rate Falls to a Record Low in 2020, High Reliance on Incarceration not Linked to Lower Crime
A new report finds that California’s crime rate declined amid several major criminal justice…
Crime trends and violence worse in California’s Republican-voting counties than Democratic-voting counties
California's Republican-voting counties exceed Democratic counties in homicide and other violent…
CJCJ’s Detention Diversion Advocacy Program (DDAP) significantly reduces youth recidivism
A brand-new evaluation of CJCJ’s DDAP finds that participation in this model diversion…
New Report: California Urban Crime Declined in 2020 Amid Social and Economic Upheaval
In 2020, a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, the crime rate in California’s 72 largest…
Report Update: COVID-19 Cases Surging in CA Youth Prisons
COVID-19 cases inside the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) increased sevenfold in July. Now,…
New Report: DJJ Fails to Protect Youth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 cases inside the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) increased sevenfold in July.…
New Report: Prop 20 Would Fuel Racial Injustice
CJCJ finds that Prop 20 will harm communities of color, with Black and Latino people at the…
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: Proposition 20 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…

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