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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…
CJCJ in the news: Bill seen as first step to juvenile filing reform
The Daily Journal quotes CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani to discuss the problematic practice of prosecuting…
Jane Kim: San Francisco should fund effective programs, not a new jail
San Francisco County Supervisor, Jane Kim, highlights CJCJ's Cameo House as a model alternative to…
CJCJ in the news: Like Our Vets, Justice-Involved Youth Are Survivors of War
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed written by CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani.
As more lifers are released from prison...not much happens
Brown has allowed more people convicted of homicide to parole than have the past four governors…
CJCJ in the news: Proposition 47 releases, resentencings begin in Lake County
Lake County News highlights CJCJ's recent brief estimating the county-level impact of Proposition…
October news from CJCJ
October news: In memory of Roland Carey, director of youth housing program; Proposition 47 could…
New CJCJ report: Prop 47 could save counties millions, reduce jail populations
A new CJCJ brief estimates the potential county-level savings and jail population reductions that…
CJCJ in the news: California Prison Guards Sit Out Debate On Letting Non-Violent Prisoners Go Free
CJCJ Executive Director Dan Macallair on the prison guard union's relative silence on criminal…
Proposition 47: Estimating Local Savings and Jail Population Reductions
CJCJ estimates savings and jail population reductions in individual counties as a result of…
After Realignment: A need for proportional sentencing and treatment programs
In a post-Realignment era, enacting sentences proportional to crimes and treatment programs are the…
CJCJ in the news: Audrie's Law goes too far, some legislators insist
SB 838 would create mandatory minimums for youth in the justice justice system. CJCJ's Lizzie…
OP-ED: Keep Mandatory Minimums Out of the Juvenile Justice System
Lizzie Buchen, CJCJ's Communications and Policy Analyst, discusses the negative impact mandatory…
CJCJ in the news: Valley community leaders come to Fresno to learn about Night Walk
The Fresno Bee references CJCJ's analysis of Fresno's zip codes and homicide rates.
Fresno County: Adult Arrests and Incarceration
This analysis utilizes official statewide data sources to examine Fresno County’s state and…
California's Radical De-Incarceration Experiment
Mike Males discusses California's deincarceration movement in the California Progress Report.
CJCJ in the news: 'Audrie's Law' targets rapes of passed-out teens
Senate Bill 838, "Audrie's Law" would expand the ability of prosecutors to unilaterally charge…
CJCJ Newsletter - AB 109 Realignment and crime: No statewide pattern
New analysis of 2012 data shows no correlation between public safety realignment and crime, Cameo…
A Modern Understanding of a Long Ago Confession and a Boy’s Execution
An in-depth look at the George Stinney case and what it could mean for juvenile justice policy…
Home From Prison
The San Francisco Bay Guardian article highlights CJCJ's Cameo House program and importance of…
Post-Realignment prison admissions increase in 2013
Fact sheet analyzing new prison admissions by quarter shows admissions for property and drug crimes…
California’s Sentencing Quagmire: Is a Commission the Solution?
A statewide Sentencing Commission could initiate much needed sentencing reform and end the prison…
Op-ed: Troubled Young People Deserve Compassion, Not Punishment
More than 2,500 Californians are serving life sentences in prison for crimes they committed when…
Little Hoover Commission recommends use of risk/needs assessment in jails
Realignment has elevated concern regarding the intersection of the bail industry and…
Raising Victims' Voices
Common wisdom says crime victims favor harsh and punitive criminal justice policies. A new survey…

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