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Misdirected Juvenile Justice Consensus Creates Backwards Policy
The historic plunge in juvenile crime threatens key interests. The paradoxical response: revival of…
November BSCC meeting kick starts big projects
Last week, the Board of State and Community Corrections approved $500 million in county facility…
New Reform: Same as the Old Reform
Two lessons from CJCJ Executive Director Dan Macallair’s new history of California juvenile…
September news from CJCJ: Executive Director publishes history of California juvenile justice system
After the Doors Were Locked: California's juvenile justice history; JJS supports youth on Polynesia…
CJCJ Founder Passes On
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jerome G. Miller, the visionary leader who…
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…
June news from CJCJ
Advocates voice concerns with $500 million for facility construction; S an Francisco County holds…
Community-Based Leadership of Color is Necessary for Effective Reform
In California, people of color are more strongly represented at every stage of the criminal justice…
Advocacy groups criticize $500 million in local jail funding
The Associated Press quotes CJCJ's Director of Policy and Development, Brian Goldstein, on the…
Advocacy groups criticize $500 million in local jail funding
The Associated Press reports on CJCJ's criticisms of the rubric by which the Board of State and…
How Will California Spend $500 Million for Criminal Justice Facilities?
On June 10th, California's Board of State and Community Corrections will meet to finalize the…
California’s opportunity to move beyond prison-like facilities for youth
The punitive prison-like facilities that dominate juvenile corrections are clearly not working.…
Funding Local Juvenile Facilities that Meet the Needs of the Future
A tour of Stanislaus Juvenile Correctional Facility provides an example of previous SB 81 spending…
A “Third System” for Incarcerated Young Adults
Justice advocates have been considering a separate system for young adults ages 18 to 25 due to…
CJCJ in the news: Little-known Agency Central to Criminal Justice Reform
CJCJ's Brian Goldstein comments on the importance of the BSCC — "arguably the most powerful…
A New Approach for Juvenile Facilities in California
California's Board of State and Community Corrections makes critical decisions on the future of the…
San Francisco’s Sheriff implements Obamacare
Sheriff Mirkarimi discusses his plans to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in San Francisco.
California to Decide on $500 Million Jail Construction
On December 4-5, 2013, representatives from 36 counties came to Sacramento and made their case to…
CJCJ statement on LA jail indictments
Official statement by Executive Director Daniel Macallair on the Los Angeles County jail…
Locked up and Shipped Away: Interstate Prisoner Transfers & the Private Prison Industry
A look at the dangers of relying on interstate transfer of prisoners to reduce overcrowding in…
Profit Over Kids: Part III
This is the final blog of a three part series examining for profit youth facilities.
Profit Over Kids: Part II
This is the second installment of a blog series examining private for profit youth prisons.
Profits Over Kids, Part I
In this three-part series Senior Research Fellow Randall Shelden examines for-profit youth prisons.
Easing California’s Prison Crisis via Private Prisons is a Bad Idea
Private prisons are not the answer to California's prison overcrowding crisis.
Cynthia Brown assumes leadership role at Ventura, but for how long?
Another change in management at Ventura Youth Correctional Facility casts doubt on reform success.

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