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KPCC: Phasing out pepper spray, low probability high consequence disasters, the ninth circuit

CJCJ's Renee Menart discusses dangerous conditions at the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) on 89.3 KPCC's Take Two with A Rodriguez.

KQED: State Juvenile Justice Facilities Are Failing Kids, Report Finds

KQED's Marisa Lagos sits down with CJCJ's Maureen Washburn and Renee Menart to discuss California's troubled Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) facilities. 

New Report: Pervasive Violence and Isolation at California's Division of Juvenile Justice Endanger Youth

CJCJ's comprehensive review of conditions at California’s state-run youth correctional system finds a return to its historically grievous conditions that isolate and traumatize youth.

Violence, Neglect & Fear Makes Kids Worse Not Better At California’s Division Of Juvenile Justice, Says Scathing New Report

Witness LA discusses key findings of CJCJ's recent report on harmful conditions at California's state-run youth correctional facilities run by the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

2018 Next Generation Fellowship Highlights California’s Emerging Justice Leaders

This year, CJCJ and Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement (MILPA) were proud to bring together 15 justice reform leaders for the 2018 fellowship.

Fewer California youth are getting arrested, but those arrested face more consequences

As youth arrests plummet in California, falling 76 percent from 2007-17, the proportion of arrested youth subjected to court action has skyrocketed. 

New Rights for Youth in Juvenile Halls, Ranches & Camps

Recent revisions to the Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities establish new rights for youth in local juvenile justice facilities as of January 1, 2019. Share this guide to help inform youth, their families, and those who support them!

Governor Newsom’s juvenile justice reform, and more!

January news: CJCJ weighs in on governor’s proposal to reform CA's juvenile justice system, the Next Generation Fellowship celebrates the success of its 2018 fellows, and CJCJ’s collaborative approach serves youth in the community!

Proposed Changes to Juvenile Justice System Generate Praise, Skepticism

The California Health Report quotes CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair in discussing local alternatives to the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) as Governor Newsom considers reforming the institution.

Shutdown Breakthrough, Criminal Justice Reforms, Cannabis Update

CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair joins Thuy Vu of the KQED Newsroom to discuss juvenile and criminal justice news, including the governor's proposed reform to the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

Editorial: Gov. Newsom’s impulse on juvenile justice good, but state needs real reform

The San Francisco Chronicle quotes CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair and endorses CJCJ's long-standing vision for California's juvenile justice system, in response to Governor Newsom's proposed reform to the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). 

Healing Communities through Restorative Justice

In the Bay Area and beyond, bringing together the community in a constructive way produces better chances for healing people who are most vulnerable and most impacted by the justice system.

Is Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Juvenile Justice Reform Substantial Or Symbolic? Experts Say It’s a Wait-And-See.

CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair is quoted by Capital Public Radio the importance of local alternatives for youth in a discussion about the governor's proposed reform to the Division of Juvenile Justice.

Analysis of the Governor's proposal to reform the state's juvenile justice system

CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair discusses the high costs, declines in youth crime, and the importance of local programming for youth in a discussion about Governor Newsom's proposal to reform DJJ.

California governor seeks to transform youth prisons

The Associated Press (AP) quotes CJCJ Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn on the need to serve youth locally as part of Governor Newsom's proposed reform to the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 15, Number 2 – Fall, 2018

Articles on disproportionate minority presence on U.S. Sex Offender Registries, determinants in pretrial detention, gendered effects of intensive juvenile supervision, and more.

High Rates of Incarceration Not Linked to Less Crime

CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males investigates claims that incarceration reduces crimes by taking a deeper look at California's crime and imprisonment trends among various age demographics.

CJCJ's 2018 Year in Review

As 2018 comes to an end, CJCJ reflects on a year filled with dedicated service and community collaboration. We invite you to join us in our continued efforts!

Community-based programming is crucial to support San Francisco youth

Earlier this week, San Francisco Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer held a Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee hearing on juvenile justice reform, during which CJCJ staff, youth, and partners advocated for community-based programming.

San Francisco police fail to specify charges in nearly 90 percent of youth arrests in 2017

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) deviates from all other law enforcement agencies in California in two key ways: it fails to properly report Latino statistics, and it fails to specify exactly what offenses it charges nearly nine in 10 arrested youths.

End Children’s Trauma, Harm By Prioritizing Them When Parents Arrested, in Court

CJCJ Communications and Policy Analyst Renee Menart discusses the collateral consequences of incarceration on children and family members in an Op-Ed published by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE).

A Boy’s Bright Future, Thanksgiving Dinner, and More!

A mother's collaboration with Cameo House supports her son’s bright future, Help strengthen families and support communities this holiday season, and CJCJ’s Cameo House builds community with Thanksgiving dinner tradition.

Give the Gift of Community Safety and Wellness

Every day, the CJCJ family of staff and clients works to ensure that our communities are safe and thriving. This #GivingTuesday, we ask for your support to strengthen community-based alternatives to incarceration!

California Legislature Passes Bill Setting Juvenile Justice Minimum Age at 12

The Chronicle of Social Change highlights the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice's key role in the passage of Senate Bill 439, which protects young children under age 12 from the juvenile justice system.

CJCJ trains leaders, educates voters, and more!

Next Generation Fellows learn together in the great outdoors, CJCJ hosts a voting workshop to prepare for Election Day, and Cameo House families enjoy time together at the City Kids Family Fair.

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