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CJCJ Celebrates Closure of California’s Youth Correctional System

In a historic decision, California enacts legislation to close state youth correctional facilities in favor of close-to-home alternatives.

Join the Fight to Protect Californians in Jail

We need your support to strengthen the new statewide regulations for California’s jails.

Prop 17 Could Restore Voting Rights to Tens of Thousands

Amid a national crisis over voter suppression, Californians are considering a historic expansion of the right to vote. Prop 17 would allow the 55,000 people on parole to cast a ballot. 

New Report: Lowest California Crime Rate in Recorded History

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

Ending the Harm of DJJ, Investing in San Francisco Youth, and More!

CJCJ News: Support DJJ closure by calling the Governor's office, San Francisco service providers press for justice reinvestment, and Cameo House family moves to a permanent home.

New Fact Sheet: DJJ Realignment Must Address Racial Justice as Youth of Color Are Harmed Most by the Justice System

As California moves to close the Division of Juvenile Justice, state leaders must ensure meaningful oversight and safeguards for youth of color as outlined is Senate Bill 823.

Protect Youth from COVID-19, Honoring Next Generation Fellows, and more!

CJCJ News: Protecting youth at DJJ from a COVID-19 outbreak, Honoring 2019-20 class of the Next Generation Fellowship, and publishing new research in CJCJ's Justice Policy Journal.

Tell Governor Newsom to Act Now: Protect Youth at DJJ from COVID-19 Outbreak

California must act immediately to protect youth from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrating 2019-2020 Next Generation Fellows

CJCJ and MILPA's Next Generation Fellowship brought thirteen justice reform advocates together to deepen cultural healing and policy advocacy strategies for California's emerging leaders.

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.

Advocates Successfully Push California to Collect COVID-19 Data in Jails, Call on Governor to Take Further Action

As COVID-19 threatens thousands of Californians in county correctional facilities, the state will begin tracking critical information, but must close data gaps and restart inspections.

Help Us Reinvest Millions in Community Programs for Youth

Assembly Bill 1007: The (P.R.O.M.I.S.E.) Act will allocate over $100M+ annually to critical community-based services for justice-involved youth.  Submit a support letter today!

Addressing COVID-19 in Jails, 2020 Ballot Initiative, and More!

CJCJ and partners push california to begin collecting COVID-19 data in jails, Proposition 20 would harm justice reform and come at a high cost to Californians, and your support keeps our direct services going for the community.

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. 

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.

Donate to Cameo House Today

Please consider donating, so our Cameo House program can continue its critical services.

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.

New Report: California’s Youth Correctional Institutions Jeopardize Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

From overcrowding and unsanitary buildings to a lack of access to quality health care, DJJ facilities put youths' safety at risk.  

California jail watchdogs won’t keep track of COVID-19 cases in lockups. Activists want answers

The Sacramento Bee covers advocates' calls for transparency in California's local jails and juvenile halls, quoting CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

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.

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