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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.

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.

Patti Lee Appointed to Federal Board by the Obama Administration

Long-time CJCJ board member Patti Lee was honored by the Obama administration with a four-year appointment to the DOJ Science Advisory Board.

The Never-Ending Indian Wars

Yes Magazine highlights research conducted by CJCJ's Mike Males on the high rates of death of Native Americans during arrest or while in custody. 

2017-18 Budget Expands Youth Prisons and Deepens Reliance on Incarceration

In a time of fiscal caution, Governor Brown’s FY 2017-18 budget proposal deepens California’s reliance on youth incarceration.

Prop 47 Provides $103 Million for Community Programs

Prop 47 allocated state funding for community programs that support mental health, drug treatment, and rehabilitation for people involved with the justice system. Applications are due on February 21. 

States Must Move Funding from Correctional Facilities to Community-Based Treatment

CJCJ's Erica Webster pens an op-ed for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE). 

Webinar Recap: Improving Minimum Standards for California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities

Please find all the webinar presentation materials here. Thank you to The California Endowment and Sue Burrell for making this webinar possible! 

JAN 12 WEBINAR: Improve California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities

Please join our January 12th webinar for a unique opportunity to improve California's juvenile justice facilites. 

New Report: Declining Drug Enforcement After Proposition 47

A new report finds arrests and citations for drug possession have decreased in Los Angeles and San Diego counties after the passage of Prop 47.

Lost African American Girls in the Maryland Juvenile Justice System

CJCJ's Mike Males discusses the mistreatment and criminalization of Black girls in the juvenile justice system with WPFW Crossroads host, Roach Brown.

CJCJ's Year in Review

In 2016, CJCJ remained dedicated to promoting a balanced and humane criminal justice system.

California Sentencing Institute now shows 2015 trends

The California Sentencing Institute (CASI) interactive map now shows annual criminal and juvenile justice statistics for 2009-2015.

The Children’s Waiting Rooms make the holidays brighter for San Francisco kids

This week, Children’s Waiting Rooms staff hosted a holiday gathering for families, children, allies and court staff. Children visiting the waiting rooms were given special gifts from Family Giving Tree.

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