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Tell Governor Newsom to Act Now: Address COVID-19 in Jails and Juvenile Facilities

California must act immediately to understand the scope of COVID-19 infection, inspect county facilities, and protect those inside. 

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

California must move quickly to halt the spread of COVID-19 within the state’s youth correctional institutions, the Division of Juvenile Justice.

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 17, Number 1 – Spring, 2020

Articles on the criminal justice system in Trinidad and Tobago; Detroit's urban demolition effects on community safety; public perception of sex offender registration; predicting recidivism with ACEs; and juvenile curfew violations.

New Report: 2020 Ballot Initiative to Repeal Justice Reform Would Come at a High Cost to Californians

A state initiative, costing hundreds of millions of dollars annually, would exacerbate the COVID-19 crisis, crowd jails and prisons, and disproportionately impact communities of color.

Standing Up for Racial Justice, Closing Youth Prisons, and More!

CJCJ stands with worldwide protests for racial justice, presses for successful closure of California’s DJJ institutions, and direct services remain open to support families amid COVID-19 challenges.

Continuing the Fight for Racial Justice

We stand together as we confront the legacy of racism woven into our nation’s criminal justice system. We must proclaim what the current system fails to affirm: Black Lives Matter.

New Fact Sheet: Urban Crime Rates Reach Record Lows Amid Large-Scale Justice Reform

A new fact sheet finds that urban crime rates have reached record lows amid several major criminal justice reforms.

CJCJ Applauds Governor Newsom's Proposal to Shutter DJJ

The proposal echoes CJCJ’s long-standing recommendations for the phased closure of all state youth correctional facilities.

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CJCJ’s Cameo House Families Enjoy Spring, New Report, and more!

April News: CJCJ’s Cameo House families enjoy spring festivities, new  report on dangers of DJJ youth correctional facilities, and CJCJ calls for transparency of COVID-19 cases.

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