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We've Moved to San Francisco's Mission District & More!


CJCJ’s new home ensures continued services to San Francisco communities

With a new office space finalized, CJCJ looks to the future to continue to provide unified and sustainable services in the City of San Francisco.

CJCJ staff members gather together in the new office space for the first time!

CJCJ staff members gather together in the new office space for the first time!

San Francisco has been CJCJ’s home since it began in 1985. Since then, our programs have grown but our vision remains the same: embracing solutions to social problems that are within communities to reduce our society’s reliance on incarceration. CJCJ continues to provide policy advocacy, technical assistance, and community-based direct services such as behavioral health support, reentry planning, and intensive case management for justice-involved individuals and their families.
San Francisco has been CJCJ’s home since it began in 1985. Since then, our programs have grown but our vision remains the same: embracing solutions to social problems that are within communities to reduce our society’s reliance on incarceration. CJCJ continues to provide policy advocacy, technical assistance, and community-based direct services such as behavioral health support, reentry planning, and intensive case management for justice-involved individuals and their families.
CJCJ's staff all chipped in during the move by building furniture, packing boxes, and more!

CJCJ's staff all chipped in during the move by building furniture, packing boxes, and more!

Throughout our transition, CJCJ’s team has worked together to support one another and make our dream of a sustainable, permanent home in the city a reality! CJCJ’s exciting transition allows us to bring our programs back together, which complement one another to provide meaningful support to justice-involved youth and adults while pursuing justice policies that support the future of California’s diverse communities.


Policy team supports youth advocacy at the California State Capitol

Hundreds of youth leaders from across California advocate for important legislation with the support of CJCJ and community organizations.

CJCJ's Maureen Washburn supports San Francisco youth in a meeting with their state representative, Senator Scott Weiner.

San Francisco youth in a meeting with their state representative, Senator Scott Weiner.

Earlier this month, CJCJ’s policy team joined together with advocates to support youth from across California at the Youth Power Summit in Sacramento! Formerly known as Free Our Dreams, this youth conference and advocacy day is sponsored by the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color and supported by diverse community organizations. 
Hundreds of youth participated in the weekend training to prepare for their day in Sacramento, and then headed to the state capitol to meet with Senators and Assemblymembers of their home communities! During the meetings, the youth worked together to advocate for legislation that would positively impact their own lives and communities.
 
Priority legislation included Senate Bill 439, which would set a minimum age of 12 for prosecution in juvenile court as well as education, housing, and environmental policies affecting youth. The range of legislation that youth chose to advocate for highlights the wide variety of needs that must be met for youth to lead safe and healthy lives.
 
The experience provided an opportunity not only for the youth to utilize their voices for change but for policymakers to learn from those directly impacted by legislation in order to improve all our lives. 

CJCJ and San Francisco partners win $1 million for homeless services 

Budget advocacy by CJCJ and community-based partners help fund employment services for homeless and formerly-incarcerated San Franciscans.

CJCJ's Gerald Miller (right) presents at a Board of Supervisors' Budget & Finance Committee Hearing with the Homeless Employment Collaborative (HEC).

CJCJ's Gerald Miller (right) presents at a Board of Supervisors' Budget & Finance Committee Hearing with the Homeless Employment Collaborative (HEC).

On August 1st, San Francisco Mayor London Breed signed the city and county’s two-year budget for fiscal years 2018-19 and 2019-20. The final budget came with a $1 million win for CJCJ and partner organizations who rallied around vital community-based services after funding for the 20-year-old Homeless Employment Collaborative (HEC) was unexpectedly discontinued in the initial budget proposal. 

CJCJ’s Director of Adult Community-Based Services, Gerald Miller, took to local advocacy to ensure that San Francisco’s historically underserved populations—specifically, formerly-incarcerated and homeless individuals—receive the services they need to obtain reliable employment, housing, clothes, food, medical care, and necessary life skills.

With the support of CJCJ’s policy team, Gerald met with members of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors and spoke at numerous board hearings to advocate on behalf of the “many people coming out of incarceration who are experiencing homelessness and just want jobs so they can live independently.” 

The shared efforts of CJCJ, Mission Hiring Hall, Hospitality House, and other community partners resulted in $1 million granted to the Office of Economic and Workforce Development for vulnerable populations, including homeless jobseekers. Now, the unique needs of justice-involved people who are nearly 10 times more likely to be homeless than the general population, and face harsh housing and employment discrimination, must be addressed in the use of these newly-granted funds.


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