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Helping our Community through the COVID-19 Crisis

During the COVID-19 crisis, California must support youth at DJJ, Cameo House serves families in San Francisco, and advocates press for protections in jails and juvenile facilities.

California Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid COVID-19 Crisis

California must move quickly to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from striking young people housed in the state’s youth correctional institutions, the Division of Juvenile Justice.

Youth Opinion: An Analysis of San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall Closure

An analytical essay by a high school student working with CJCJ explores the significance of the closure of San Francisco’s juvenile hall.

New CA Budget Fact Sheet, Next Generation Fellows, and more!

February News: CJCJ’s Next Generation Fellowship explores advocacy in Oakland, costs soar for California’s youth correctional system, and award for CJCJ staff supports children with incarcerated loved ones!

New Fact Sheet: Spending on California’s Youth Correctional System Soars Amid Administrative Shifts

new CJCJ fact sheet finds that state spending on California’s dangerous and prison-like youth correctional system is expected to soar amid an administrative reorganization. 

CJCJ’s Renee Menart Receives Bay Area Inspire Award

CJCJ is pleased to announce that Communications and Policy Analyst, Renee Menart, has been selected as a recipient of the 2019-2020 Bay Area Inspire Award.

CJCJ Pays Tribute to Terence Hallinan

CJCJ staff are deeply saddened by the recent passing of former San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan.

CA Crime Declines, CJCJ rings in the New Year, and more!

California crime rates continue to drop amid justice reforms, CJCJ’s team rings in the New Year with a festive gathering, and CJCJ's Justice Policy Journal offers new research.

San Francisco’s “Crime Wave” Is Just One Crime

In recent months, San Franciscans have seen alarming headlines announcing the city has suffered huge increases in crime. However, analysis shows that the city's crime trends are driven by just one type of offense: thefts from motor vehicles.

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