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Not Without Scars: The Story of Shirley LaMarr
San Francisco author Jim Dekker tells Cameo House Director Shirley LaMarr's story of survival after…
Weakening Prop 57 Reinforces Mass Incarceration
New legislation seeks to limit eligibility for Prop 57 reforms, thereby failing to address the root…
Sentencing Reform in California
CJCJ's executive director, Daniel Macallair, testified before the California Legislature on the…
“Teen Brain” Non-Science Debunked
Recent scientific reviews have debunked neurological studies which found youth to be more crime…
California Sentencing Institute now shows 2015 trends
The California Sentencing Institute (CASI) interactive map now shows annual criminal and juvenile…
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)…
California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 2)
The bail bonds industry has a long history of aggravating racial and socio-economic disparities,…
California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 1)
The money bail system was designed to ensure that people charged with an offense return to court…
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,…
California Sentencing Institute now shows county trends for 2009-2014
CJCJ's interactive map now shows 6-year trends for county criminal and juvenile justice practices…
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…
California legislature hears pros and cons of statewide sentencing reform
Criminal and juvenile justice reform advocates testified in support of Governor Brown's ballot…
CJCJ in the news: Crime Moves Back Down in 2016 in Davis and West Sacramento
The Davis Vanguard highlights CJCJ's recent report analyzing Prop. 47's impact on crime.
March newsletter: New Prop. 47 report, CASI updates & more!
Is Prop. 47 to Blame for California's 2015 Increase in Urban Crime?; California Sentencing…
California Must Reform Its Gang Sentencing Laws
Sentencing enhancements intended to deter gang activity are overly punitive, conflict with the…
KPFA 94.1-FM Berkeley: Fresno Legislator Seeks Changes To Prop. 47
Assem. Jim Patterson seeks to amend Prop. 47 based on claims that it increased crime. KFPA…
CJCJ in the news: Analysis Disputes Argument that CA's Proposition 47 Led To Crime Rise
The Crime Report highlights CJCJ's new report analyzing Prop. 47's impact on crime.
New Report! Is Proposition 47 to Blame for California's 2015 Increase in Urban Crime?
A new CJCJ report by Mike Males finds no obvious effects associated with Prop. 47 that would be…
CJCJ in the news: The Stunning Facts on Crime and Imprisonment Everyone Is Ignoring
In article written for the Washington Monthly, CJCJ's Mike Males points out major changes in crime…
CJCJ's Matt Snope presents on unemployment after incarceration
The San Francisco Training Partnership case manager highlights employment needs of formerly…
CJCJ in the news: Rising crime in Long Beach stoking anxieties among police, politicians
Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) asks to CJCJ's Mike Males to comment on whether or not…
January Newsletter: Proposed Ballot Initiative to Repeal Direct File
CJCJ offers a new free resource for youth, KQED's Forum interviews CJCJ Executive Director Daniel…
CJCJ in the news: U.S. Supreme Court, Life Sentences for Juveniles Must Be Reviewed
Public News Service interviews CJCJ's executive director, Daniel Macallair, on the significance of…

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