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LEAP TEAM TO RECEIVE GOOD GOVERNMENT AWARD

CJCJ's LEAP program receives 34th annual Good Government award on March 11, 2014. The LEAP team includes CJCJ's Board member Patti Lee and LEAP Advocate Marc Babus. 

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting January 16, 2014

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

President Obama to Youth of Color: You’re on Your Own

Mike Males critiques the President's new My Brother's Keeper initiative, asking why the federal government is not investing in measures to reduce youth poverty.

California's Urban Violent Crime Rate Falls in First Half of 2013

CJCJ released a fact sheet today using new FBI crime data for the first six months of 2013.

CJCJ Newsletter February 2014: Probation receives support for juvenile reforms

CJCJ's February Newsletter

Kids for Cash

Senior Research Fellow Randy Shelden revisits his previous examination of the perils of privatization of youth prisons and detention centers.

The Negative Impact of Solitary Confinement on Youth

“Punitive segregation” and “therapeutic modules” describe interventions correctional facility staff use on confined youth. These interventions might sound innocuous, but what do they really look like?

Inflamed Rhetoric, Senseless Killings, Light Verdicts: Grownups, “Stand Your Ground”

Senior Research Fellow Mike Males examines myths related to youth crime in light of the Michael Dunn verdict.

Back to work: San Francisco reduces unfair barriers to employment

Earlier this month, San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to implement a Fair Chance Ordinance promoting fair hiring policies among both public and private employers. 

OP-ED: Are Teenage Crime Proneness and Adolescent Risk Taking Obsolete Myths?

Mike Males, Senior Research Fellow is Op-ed is featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

Is "Child Prostitution" the Real "Epidemic"?

There are much larger, unmentioned "epidemics" behind what we call "child prostititution" authorities and media splashes are refusing to confront

Dan Walters: Brown Gets Win on Prisons, But Political Angst Continues

The Sacramento Bee's Dan Walters highlights a new report by CJCJ that finds no conclusive causal trend between Realignment and recent crime trends.

Millions of new dollars to fight Chicago "youth violence" -- but no new ideas

The new Get In Chicago partnership is raising tens of millions of dollars to "tackle juvenile violence" and wants "fresh approaches." Our first suggestion: stop tackling "juvenile violence" and start tackling "violence."

Only Certain Young Victims Matter

Americans fixate on the 5% of killings that involve youthful gunmen and/or mass shooters and ignore the other 95%. Unfortunately, we largely dismiss the 99% of rapes that do not involve young perpetrators and social media.

California Counties, Realignment, and Crime Trends: 58 Different Stories

California Progress Report features an Op-ed by Senior Research Fellow, Mike Males, discussing CJCJ's January 2014 report on Realignment and crime.

Conflicting Reports

The North Coast Journal references CJCJ's new Realignment report that finds no direct connection between Realignment and violent crime rates.

Don’t Blame Realignment for Crime Spike

Beyond Chron highlights a new CJCJ report on the impact of Realignment on California's crime rates.

How to Address Pain for Life

Restorative practices are essential to improving the framework of our justice system. This new lens values the connection between the victim, offender, and the community. It allows for meaningful dialogue.

Philip Seymour Hoffmann and the middle-aged drug epidemic

Celebrated actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death at age 46 from an apparent heroin overdose is yet another indictment of the ongoing failure of drug war officials.

CJCJ Newsletter - AB 109 Realignment and crime: No statewide pattern

New analysis of 2012 data shows no correlation between public safety realignment and crime, Cameo House in the news, and a thank you to our generous donors!

No link between California’s Prison Realignment and increased crime, study says

The Long Beach Press Telegram highlights a new CJCJ report that finds little evidence of a connection between Realignment and increased crime rates.

Report: Rising auto thefts in Monterey County may not be related to prison realignment

The Monterey Herald reports on CJCJ's recent analysis of crime trends in post-Realignment California.  

Study: Can't link crime increases to realignment

News media article highlighting CJCJ's recent report on Realignment and crime.

DJF Update: Need for authentic, integrated reform

California’s youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF), commonly referred to as DJJ, is entering its tenth year under a consent decree to reform its practices to provide safe and rehabilitative environment. In October 2013, the latest and 27th Report of the Special Master was filed with the court.

What Goes Around, Comes Around

Senior Research Fellow Randall Shelden reflects on historic training schools as many bodies are found at Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Florida.

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