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California’s Crime Rate Falls to a Record Low in 2020, High Reliance on Incarceration not Linked to Lower Crime

A new report finds that California’s crime rate declined amid several major criminal justice reforms.

Crime trends and violence worse in California’s Republican-voting counties than Democratic-voting counties

California's Republican-voting counties exceed Democratic counties in homicide and other violent death, reported crime, criminal arrest, drug and alcohol death, gun death, and incarceration rates.

Youth Recidivism Halved by San Francisco Program

The Crime Report highlights CJCJ's Detention Diversion Advocacy Program (DDAP), citing its success found in a recent independent evaluation.

CJCJ’s Detention Diversion Advocacy Program (DDAP) significantly reduces youth recidivism

A brand-new evaluation of CJCJ’s DDAP finds that participation in this model diversion program cuts a youth’s risk of further juvenile justice system involvement.

We Need Your Voice to Protect People in California’s Jails!

CJCJ and our partners want to hear your experiences, concerns, and solutions to strengthen California’s regulations for county jails.

Celebrating Cameo House Families, New Research, and More!

CJCJ News: CJCJ’s Cameo House gathers to celebrate families, California’s youth deserve justice reinvestment, and new Justice Policy Journal issue offers insights.

CJCJ Executive Director Dan Macallair on Closing California's Youth Prisons

CJCJ's Executive Director Dan Macallair speaks with The California Report as California's Division of Juvenile Justice passes into history.

California’s State Youth Correctional System Will Pass into History

Beginning today, California will wind down its infamous Division of Juvenile Justice by limiting new youth commitments.

New Report: California Urban Crime Declined in 2020 Amid Social and Economic Upheaval

In 2020, a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, the crime rate in California’s 72 largest cities declined by an average of 7 percent, falling to a historic low level.

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