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CJCJ's Year in Review

In 2016, CJCJ remained dedicated to promoting a balanced and humane criminal justice system.

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Remember some of CJCJ's big moments in 2016! 

CJCJ's Youth Justice Mentoring Program (YJM) stabilizes youth in crisis by providing positive relationships with adult mentors who promote personal growth and development. This year, YJM leaders organized a series of exciting outings for youth in the program, including day trips to Alcatraz and California's Great America, and an overnight camping trip to Camp Mather in Yosemite National Park. These trips give youth opportunities to have new experiences while strengthening bonds with their YJM mentors. The Christian Science Monitor also highlighted the YJM program in an article titled "From juvenile detention to straight A's, with the help of a mentor," featuring interviews from clients and mentors about the positive impact of a caring adult role model.
 
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The Children's Waiting Rooms (CWRs) provide safe, positive and free childcare for children whose parents have business before the San Francisco courts. On December 19th, children and parents visiting the Children's Waiting Rooms were greeted with holiday snacks and unique gifts thanks to Family Giving Tree’s Holiday Wish Drive and community donations. Local stakeholders within the justice system who support the mission of the Children’s Waiting Rooms also stopped by to join the festivities, including San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy.
 
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CJCJ's Policy Analysis team conducts and disseminates data-driven research on local, state, and national justice policies and practices. This year, CJCJ published several studies examining Proposition 47, California's youth corrections system (the Division of Juvenile Justice), dramatic declines in youth crime, the prosecution of youth as adults, and supporting the passage of Proposition 57 to eliminate the power of district attorneys to charge youth in adult court. Some key publications include: 

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