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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…
The Lessons of California for Juvenile Justice Reform
CJCJ's executive director pens an op-ed for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) on the…
In Mental Health Care, Are We Treating the Symptom But Not the Cause?
New America Media quotes CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani on the ineffectiveness of mental health treatment for…
Reports Cites Mental Health Treatment Gaps at California’s DJJ Facilities
The Chronicle of Social Change highlights a new CJCJ study on conditions at California's state…
KQED: Violence and Gang Activity Still Plague California's Juvenile Corrections Facilities
CJCJ's Erica Webster describes conditions at California's state youth correctional facilities on…
Fact Sheet: California's Youth and Young Adult Arrest Rates Continue a Historic Decline
A new fact sheet from CJCJ shows that, in 2015, arrests of young people under age 25 dropped below…
Failure After Farrell: Violence and Inadequate Mental Health Care in California's Division of Juvenile Justice
CJCJ's new report finds, in California's state youth corrections system, violence has increased,…
CJCJ in the news: Young and Locked Up in Silicon Valley
The Santa Clara County district attorney has made a habit of charging 14-,15- and 16-year-olds as…
July News from CJCJ
CASI now shows 6-year county trends, CJCJ youth spend a day of fun at California's Great America,…
CJCJ in the news: Prosecuting Youth As Adults Creates Racial Disparities and ‘Justice-By-Geography’
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed by CJCJ's Rebecca Wegley on the…
CJCJ youth explore Alcatraz and strengthen bonds with mentors
Youth Justice Mentoring Program staff, mentors and clients visit Alcatraz, learn about local…
June News from CJCJ: Two new reports and a trip to Alcatraz
CJCJ youth explore Alcatraz and strengthen bonds with mentors; new CJCJ reports examine the…
New Report! Direct File Rates Arbitrarily Rising for Youth of Color
A new report examining the prosecution of youth as adults in California documents variations by…
CJCJ in the news: After the Doors Were Locked
National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) staff attorney Atasi Uppal reviews After the Doors Were Locked…
Should Young People Be Banished from Public?
It’s for their own protection, leaders say, claiming “studies” show youth-control…
CJCJ in the news: Tenacity turned into treasure at San Francisco courts’ Children’s Waiting Room
San Francisco Bay View Newspaper highlights the important work of CJCJ's Children's Waiting Room…
California Reforms Creating County-Based Systems for 21st Century
CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair writes an op-ed in the Juvenile Justice Information…
CJCJ in the news: Kids Are Becoming Less Violent. Adults Not So Much.
Mother Jones focuses on Mike Males research regarding the detrimental effects of childhood lead…
Farrell’s End Gives True Juvenile Justice Reform a Chance
After the 2002 lawsuit against DJJ was dismissed on February 25, 2016, CJCJ urges youth California…
February News from CJCJ!
Sierra Health Foundation's Speaker Series features Daniel Macallair; New CJCJ collaborative offers…
Closing California's Division of Juvenile Facilities: An Analysis of County Institutional Capacity
A review of how juvenile justice realignment has mad closing DJF possible.
California Needs Data-driven Juvenile Justice
Data can tell a story. The absence of data and thoughtful analysis can do the same, by illustrating…

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