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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 Webster on the beneficial reforms of Prop 57. 

2017 Bills Could Limit Juvenile Shackling, Repeal Sentencing Enhancements, and More

This legislative session, CJCJ is co-sponsoring two justice reform bills and supporting others that seek to reduce California's reliance on incarceration.

"Free Our Dreams" and "Quest for Democracy" Highlight California’s Path to Justice Reform

On May 8th, groups from across California will come together in Sacramento to highlight the need for transformative justice policy reform that is strongly informed by the most impacted communities.

Celebrating the No Violence Alliance, new fact sheet, and more!

No Violence Alliance (NoVA) celebrates its 10th anniversary, CJCJ co-sponsored bills clear key Senate policy committees and youth corrections report high recidivism despite surging costs

Returning to Reentry

Collaborative courts connect clients with needed services and emphasize rehabilitation over punishment.

California’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Reports High Recidivism Despite Surging Costs

CJCJ's new fact sheet finds that the costs of confining youth in California’s state youth correctional syste are expected to climb to $271,318 per youth.

58 city and county departments apply for Prop 47 funding

See of a full list of public agencies that submitted applications for Prop 47 funding and read the full proposals. 

CJCJ Co-sponsored Bills Clear Senate Policy Committees

On April 4th, SB 190 and SB 439 passed Senate policy committees after strong testimony from legislators and advocates, and broad public support.

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 that will decrease the negative impacts of justice-involvement on youth.

CJCJ sponsors youth justice reform legislation and more!

CJCJ co-sponsors youth justice reform legislation, youth clients take a deserved break from their demanding lives, and California sees a promising start to county juvenile facility reform. 

CJCJ Co-sponsors Legislation to Reform the Juvenile Justice System

CJCJ is co-sponoring two bills in the California legislature this year that would lessen the impact of the juvenile justice system on youth and their families. 

Sentencing Reform in California

CJCJ's executive director, Daniel Macallair, testified before the California Legislature on the need for increased uniformity in county implementation of sentencing laws to reduce mass incarceration. 

CJCJ's Cameo House Celebrates International Women's Day

This International Women's Day, CJCJ's Cameo House could not imagine "A Day Without a Woman."

Trump's distortions of crime, violence, drugs and youth

Trump’s address reveals dangerous misconceptions. Drugs and crime in America have virtually nothing to do with immigrants, foreigners, or youth.

“Teen Brain” Non-Science Debunked

Recent scientific reviews have debunked neurological studies which found youth to be more crime prone, but statistical realities showing dramatic drops in youth crime were demolishing such claims for decades. 

Pushing Back Against Alt-Facts and Focusing on California

Daniel Macallair testifies before California Assembly committee; CJCJ authors two editorials in national news platforms; Implementing Proposition 57 and sentencing reform in 2017

Prop 57 Alliance Celebrates Success and Looks to the Future

The California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice, a coalition of youth justice organizations, gathered to celebrate the successful passage of Proposition 57 and to plan for the future.

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 his administration. 

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) highlighting what young people said about their experiences in juvenile facilities

If Kids Ran Juvie

The Marshall Project highlights the work of CJCJ and advocacy organizations to prioritize the voices of justice-involved youth in efforts to improve California's local juvenile facilities. 

New Report: Urban Crime Trends Remain Stable Through California’s Policy Reform Era (2010-2016)

CJCJ's new fact sheet finds that, despite the implementation of large-scale criminal justice reforms, California’s urban crime rates remained stable from 2010 through early 2016.

Prop 47, Empowering Youth Voices & A New California Prison?

Declining drug enforcement after Proposition 47, advocates rally to improve California's juvenile facilities, and Governor Brown's budget proposes to build another prison.

‘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 to improve standards in county juvenile facilities. 

People Are Calling out This Educational Academy

ATTN: interviews CJCJ's Brian Goldstein on the merits of the California Leadership Academy, a new prison project included in Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal, that CJCJ has long opposed.  

At Least 50 California Agencies May Apply for Prop 47 Funding

Prop 47 created an estimated $103 million to fund community programs that focus on mental health, drug treatment and criminal justice diversion programs.

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