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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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