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New bills continue criminal justice changes in California

The San Diego Union-Tribune cites research findings by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in an article about recent justice reforms including Senate Bill 439, which protects children under 12 from prosecution in the juvenile justice system.

Property and Violent Crimes Up, Homicides and Human Trafficking Down

The Potrero View quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article about ongoing problems with San Francisco Police Department reporting practices and recent crime trends. 

New Fact Sheet: Fresno County Shows Favorable Crime Trends in the Justice Reform Era (2010-2017)

A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that, amid substantial statewide criminal justice reform, Fresno County and the City of Fresno have experienced generally positive crime trends including a 28 percent drop in the rate of property crimes.

Trump agency shifts website to tougher stance on juvenile crime

NBC News quotes CJCJ's Executive Director Daniel Macallair in an article about the Trump administration's "tough on crime" policies, and the reality of declining rates of youth crime.

California’s Latest Adult Transfer Law Models Pathways for Reform for Rest of U.S.

CJCJ Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn authors an Op-Ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) about the passage of Senate Bill 1391, which protects 14- and 15-year-olds from transfers to the adult criminal justice system.

Tell Governor Brown to Stop Criminalizing Children, and More!

Tell Governor Brown to sign SB 439 to end the criminalization of young children, a young man journeys home and flourishes with the support of CJCJ program, and San Francisco youth explore the great outdoors with CJCJ's support.

The Number of Youth in Juvenile Detention in California Has Quietly Plummeted

The Voice of San Diego quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on California's steadily declining youth crime trends and emptying juvenile justice facilities.

SB 439 Heads to the Governor's Desk

Senate Bill (SB) 439, a bill co-sponsored by CJCJ and others, passed in the Legislature and is awaiting a signature from the Governor.

It’s Going Down

The Santa Fe Reporter cites research by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in an article on declining youth crime and incarceration rates in New Mexico.

NJ marijuana legalization: Why are NJ cops arresting fewer kids, more boomers?

App.com, part of the USA Today Network, quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on crime trends amid major marijuana policy reforms.

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

CJCJ’s new home ensures continued services to San Francisco communities, policy team supports youth advocacy at the California State Capitol, and CJCJ wins $1 million for homeless services with San Francisco partner organizations.

California Program Trains Much-needed Justice-involved Leaders

CJCJ's Communications and Policy Analyst Renee Menart authors an Op-Ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) about the importance of justice-involved leaders on the path toward meaningful reform.

Former police officer goes on trial for killing unarmed 15-year-old

The Washington Post quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on the impact and prevalence of police shootings during the trial of an officer in Dallas.

Youth curfews don’t work, open towns to costly lawsuits

The Press of Atlantic City quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on the deficiencies of youth curfews.

Direct File of Youth to Adult Court: Gone and Unlamented as Youth Arrests Fall to All-time Low in 2017

The abolition of direct file in California has resulted in more selective and less political decisions by judges, rather than by prosecutors, to better meet the individualized needs court-involved youth.

As the criminal justice reform movement grows, District Attorney Mike Hestrin reaches out to local youth

The Desert Sun highlights research by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, citing crime trends on the California Sentencing Institute.

Cheering on the Giants, Next Generation Fellows, and More!

CJCJ’s team goes out to the ball game to celebrate new shared workspace, the Next Generation Fellows train to transform justice and build community, and CJCJ Director Gerald Miller speaks on a panel to improve young adult reentry.

Busting the Myth of Immigrant Crime

CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males authors a commentary article in Yes! Magazine on immigration, which analyzes violence in white communities compared to diverse sanctuary communities.

California, Like Other States, Needs Independent Monitor to Solidify Reform, Ward Off Abuses

CJCJ Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn authors an Op-Ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) about California's Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), which has been mired in scandal for much of its history and requires independent monitoring to hold the system accountable.

Intersectionality, Complexity of California Juvenile Justice Dramatized in ‘The 57 Bus’

CJCJ's Director of Policy and Development Brian Goldstein authors an Op-Ed on the complexities of youth in our juvenile justice system through the lens of "The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed Their Lives" by Dashka Slater.

Curfews still controversial, but they can pack big fines

NJ.com quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on youth curfews: their ineffectiveness as a model of crime prevention and damaging impacts for young people.

Curfews still controversial, but they can pack big fines

NJ.com quotes CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males on the dangers of youth curfew policies, which criminalize youth without improving community safety.

Justice-Involved Voters Bring Critical Voices to Community Decision-Making

With over 6 million people barred from voting on Election Day through felony disenfranchisement policies, their communities are left without the voting power to access resources and address their needs. Opportunities for civic engagement, including voting, among justice-involved individuals can bring us closer to solutions.

Governor Brown’s Final Budget Delivers Wins and Losses for Youth Justice

In the FY 2018-19 budget, California makes prudent new investments in community-based youth but fails to modernize the state’s juvenile justice data bank and needlessly expands the troubled state youth correctional system.

Adventures for Youth, Sponsored Bill Success, and More!

CJCJ youth take an exciting trip to California's Great America amusement park, Co-Sponsored bill to protect young children moves forward in the California Legislature, and an opportunity to support CJCJ’s transition to a new home.

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