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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…
Justice for All: Senate Bill 190
Senate Bill (SB) 190, which has passed the California Senate, aims to address the inequity of…
The Kids Are All Right (and These Surprising Statistics Prove It)
CJCJ's Mike Males pens an op-ed for Yes! Magazine detailing positive trends among American youth,…
California Must Better Protect the Health and Safety of Youth in Juvenile Halls
Right now, California is deciding how, and in some cases whether, to afford basic protections for…
Refuting Fear: Immigration, Youth, and CA’s Stunning Declines in Crime and Violence
A new CJCJ report finds crime and violence have decreased as racial and ethnic diversity and…
State spent millions on youth facilities despite drop in crime
The Union Democrat quotes CJCJ's Erica Webster and Mike Males regarding community concerns about…
California’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Reports High Recidivism Despite Surging Costs
CJCJ's new fact sheet finds that the costs of confining youth in California’s state youth…
CJCJ Co-sponsored Bills Clear Senate Policy Committees
On April 4th , SB 190 and SB 439 passed Senate policy committees after strong testimony from…
CJCJ Co-sponsors Legislation to Reform the Juvenile Justice System
CJCJ is co-sponoring two bills in the California legislature this year that would lessen the impact…
‘Rooms Infested With Spiders’: California Youth Urge Changes in Conditions at Juvenile Facilities
The Chronicle of Social Change highlights advocacy by CJCJ and other juvenile justice organizations…
2017-18 Budget Expands Youth Prisons and Deepens Reliance on Incarceration
In a time of fiscal caution, Governor Brown’s FY 2017-18 budget proposal deepens…
States Must Move Funding from Correctional Facilities to Community-Based Treatment
CJCJ's Erica Webster pens an op-ed for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE).
Webinar Recap: Improving Minimum Standards for California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities
Please find all the webinar presentation materials here. Thank you to The California Endowment and…
Lost African American Girls in the Maryland Juvenile Justice System
CJCJ's Mike Males discusses the mistreatment and criminalization of Black girls in the juvenile…
Post-Prop 57, California Considers the Lasting Harm of Youth Incarceration
With Prop 57, Californians have voted to curb the treatment of youth as adults. Now we must…
New Prop 57 data tool shows "justice-by-geography" in California
Prop 57 would abolish prosecutor's ability to charge youth directly in adult court, a practice that…
Prop 57 Resource Page
An interactive map showing youth prosecuted as adults in each county, radio interviews, research…
California’s Prop 57 Would Have Judges, Not Prosecutors, Decide If Youth Are Tried As Adults
CJCJ's Maureen Washburn pens an op-ed for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE)…
October News: New reports, a tour of DJJ & a youth client's success
Two new reports focus on the future of youth justice in California, CJCJ staff tour California's…
New Report: The Prosecution of Youth as Adults in California
A new report presents 2015 trends in California’s use of “direct file,” wherein…
Sixteen Year-Olds Are Smart. Let Them Vote.
CJCJ's Mike Males pens an op-ed for Washington Monthly calling on San Francisco voters to pass…
New report shows fewer juveniles are being arrested for violent felonies
KBFX Bakersfield interviews CJCJ's Mauren Washburn about a new CJCJ report on dramatic decreases in…
New Report: Violent Crime Arrests of Youth in California Expected to Decline Through 2020
CJCJ's new research report predicts ongoing declines in the violent felony arrest rate of…
CJCJ Director awarded Juvenile Advocate of the Year, plus new Prop 47 report!
Prop 47 and Crime in 2015, CJCJ's Executive Director awarded Juvenile Advocate of the Year, and…
From juvenile detention to straight A's, with the help of a mentor
The Christian Science Monitor highlights CJCJ's Youth Justice Mentoring Program (YJM) and features…

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