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Justice Policy Journal - Volume 15, Number 1 - Spring 2018

Articles on social media responses to false confessions, civil and criminal forfeitures, police use of force on juvenile arrestees, recidivism among older adults, and more.

Youth Success on Probation, New Report, and More!
CJCJ celebrates the success of its Probation Enrichment Program, a new report investigates how CA counties spend millions intended for youth, and Cameo House residents learn about their voting rights and civic engagement.
Building Collective Power for a Better Future

Tina Curiel-Allen–a writer, poet, community leader, and Next Generation Fellow–offers a glimpse into her past, the challenges she faced during re-entry, and her hopes for the future.

Leadership through Adversity

Cristian Franco, a youth mentor and community advocate, discusses the power of sharing your story and the ways the Next Generation Fellowship helped as he shaped his own.

Pathways from Youth Prisons to Colleges for Young Adults

Dr. Young-Alfaro's recent study, which follows ten young adults attending college after incarceration, finds college success linked to participation in student-led groups and activism.

New Report: California Juvenile Justice Funding in Five Bay Area Counties Shows Opportunity for Reinvestment

/uploads/cjcj/documents/juvenile_justice_funding_informational_sheet_san_mateo_county.pdfA new CJCJ report investigates how California's counties spend millions meant to serve youth locally and finds spending priorities that are out of step with juvenile justice trends and best practices.

From Sitting in Detention to Standing in Culture

2017 Next Generation Fellow, Brayan Pelayo, shares his journey from childhood to community leadership. Brayan works to help transform the justice system into one that provides structural opportunities for racial equality and social justice.

CJCJ’s Exciting Transition, New Fact Sheet, and More!

Cameo House upgrade project will bring CJCJ programs together, new fact sheet finds local juvenile facilities can absorb state system, and CJCJ youth joins peers at San Francisco’s Youth Advocacy Day.

Next Generation Fellowship (NGF) Elevates Justice-Involved Leaders

Applications are now open! The second-annual NGF leadership program brings together emerging leaders impacted by justice-involvement to advance racial justice, cultural healing, and policy advocacy.

CJCJ Transitions to a New Home

This spring, CJCJ is excited to announce our move to a new home in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District!

CA Lawmakers Consider Ending the Treatment of 14- and 15-Year-Olds as Adults

Senate Bill 1391 will end the transfer of younger teens into adult criminal court, keeping them in the juvenile justice system where education and rehabilitation services are mandatory.

California Sentencing Institute now shows 2016 trends

CJCJ’s California Sentencing Institute (CASI) interactive map now shows annual criminal and juvenile justice statistics for 2009-2016.

New Fact Sheet: Local Juvenile Justice Facilities Can Absorb State Youth Correctional Population

CJCJ's new fact sheet finds unprecedented available capacity in California's county-run juvenile halls, camps, and ranches due to declines in juvenile arrests and reductions in juvenile justice facility populations.

CJCJ Youth Mentee Begins College, Budget Advocacy, and More!

Youth Justice Mentoring participant makes strides in work and school, JCRU models effective aftercare for Santa Clara County, and CJCJ pushes the state budget to better serve California’s youth.

New Legislation Increases Employment Access for Justice-Involved Californians

An estimated 8 million individuals in California have criminal records. Increasing access to employment can lessen the negative impacts of justice system contact and benefit communities across the state.

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