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As Prop 57 goes into effect, experts debate impact on youth, prison overcrowding
UC Berkeley's Oakland North highlights CJCJ research and interviews Maureen Washburn and Erica…
94.1 KPFA | Upfront: CJCJ's Maureen Washburn on youth reform legislation
CJCJ's Maureen Washburn discusses several pieces of important juvenile justice reform legislation…
California to Trump: What 'American carnage'? Things are far safer here than in the rest of America
Mike Males pens an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times disputing the claims made by President Trump and…
Listen to Youth Voices to Bring California Facilities Into the 21st Century
CJCJ's Erica Webster penned an op-ed for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE)…
If Kids Ran Juvie
The Marshall Project highlights the work of CJCJ and advocacy organizations to prioritize the…
‘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…
People Are Calling out This Educational Academy
ATTN: interviews CJCJ's Brian Goldstein on the merits of the California Leadership Academy, a new…
The Never-Ending Indian Wars
Yes Magazine highlights research conducted by CJCJ's Mike Males on the high rates of death of…
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).
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…
Give Homeless Mothers a Second Chance on #GivingTuesday
Help CJCJ continue an influential, groundbreaking program that provides a safe and healthy living…
Santa Clara County Jail Guards Accused of Brutal Retaliation Against Inmate
Bay Area ABC 7 News's I-Team interviews CJCJ Executive Director Dan Macallair about several Santa…
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)…
Jail state: Juvenile justice overhaul rallies Sacramento faith community behind Prop. 57
The Sacramento News & Review cites two CJCJ reports analyzing the prosecution of youth as…
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…
Who's behind the rise in crime? Could be Trump’s constituency: older whites
CJCJ's Mike Males pens an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times including his data showing that crime…
New report tests to see if Prop 47 resulted in higher crime rates
CBS Monterey interviews CJCJ's Erica Webster about a new CJCJ report analyzing Proposition 47's…
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…
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…
Prop. 47: ‘Reckless experiment’ or hope for criminal justice reform?
The Los Angeles Daily News highlights CJCJ's new report which finds that Proposition 47's criminal…
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…
Treating Young Offenders Like Adults Is Bad Parenting
The Atlantic interviews CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani and Mike Males, and determines that district attorneys'…
Napa County should invest in youth, not confinement
The Napa Valley Register publishes an op-ed by CJCJ's Maureen Washburn arguing against a pilot…

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