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2017-18 Budget Expands Youth Prisons and Deepens Reliance on Incarceration

In a time of fiscal caution, Governor Brown’s FY 2017-18 budget proposal deepens California’s reliance on youth incarceration.

Prop 47 Provides $103 Million for Community Programs

Prop 47 allocated state funding for community programs that support mental health, drug treatment, and rehabilitation for people involved with the justice system. Applications are due on February 21. 

States Must Move Funding from Correctional Facilities to Community-Based Treatment

CJCJ's Erica Webster pens an op-ed for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE). 

Webinar Recap: Improving Minimum Standards for California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities

Please find all the webinar presentation materials here. Thank you to The California Endowment and Sue Burrell for making this webinar possible! 

JAN 12 WEBINAR: Improve California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities

Please join our January 12th webinar for a unique opportunity to improve California's juvenile justice facilites. 

New Report: Declining Drug Enforcement After Proposition 47

A new report finds arrests and citations for drug possession have decreased in Los Angeles and San Diego counties after the passage of Prop 47.

Lost African American Girls in the Maryland Juvenile Justice System

CJCJ's Mike Males discusses the mistreatment and criminalization of Black girls in the juvenile justice system with WPFW Crossroads host, Roach Brown.

CJCJ's Year in Review

In 2016, CJCJ remained dedicated to promoting a balanced and humane criminal justice system.

California Sentencing Institute now shows 2015 trends

The California Sentencing Institute (CASI) interactive map now shows annual criminal and juvenile justice statistics for 2009-2015.

The Children’s Waiting Rooms make the holidays brighter for San Francisco kids

This week, Children’s Waiting Rooms staff hosted a holiday gathering for families, children, allies and court staff. Children visiting the waiting rooms were given special gifts from Family Giving Tree.

What's next for CJCJ and remembering Jose Aguilar

CJCJ and Northern Calif. Service League remember Jose Aguilar; CJCJ offices expand into San Francisco's Mission neighborhood; and supporting alternatives to mass incarceration

Give Homeless Mothers a Second Chance on #GivingTuesday

Help CJCJ continue an influential, groundbreaking program that provides a safe and healthy living environment for San Franicisco's women and children. 

Support Healing After Incarceration on #GivingTuesday

On this global day of giving, we at CJCJ hope you will consider making a donation to support our programs and the people we serve.

Support Safe, Trauma-free Childcare on #GivingTuesday

By participating in Giving Tuesday, your tax-deductible donation will help CJCJ provide safe, no-cost childcare for children whose parents have business in the San Francisco courts.  

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 13, Number 2 - Fall 2016

Articles discussing the family impacts of caregiver arrest, how juvenile justice systems-involvement affects earnings, and restorative justice legislation and policy. 

Post-Prop 57, California Considers the Lasting Harm of Youth Incarceration

With Prop 57, Californians have voted to curb the treatment of youth as adults. Now we must reimagine the treatment of those who remain in the juvenile system.

CJCJ’s Continued Promise of Service

One week after Election Day, CJCJ remains as committed to criminal justice reform as we were at our founding.

Election 2016: A summary of four statewide criminal justice initiatives

This Election Day, California voters have the opportunity to make significant changes to the state’s juvenile and criminal justice system.

Santa Clara County Jail Guards Accused of Brutal Retaliation Against Inmate

Bay Area ABC 7 News's I-Team interviews CJCJ Executive Director Dan Macallair about several Santa Clara jail guards' assault on Rikki Martinez. 

New Prop 57 data tool shows "justice-by-geography" in California

Prop 57 would abolish prosecutor's ability to charge youth directly in adult court, a practice that has proven to more often impact youth of color and youth in certain counties. 

California’s Prop 57 Would Have Judges, Not Prosecutors, Decide If Youth Are Tried As Adults

CJCJ's Maureen Washburn pens an op-ed for the  Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) advocating for the passage of California's Proposition 57 and the abolishment of prosecutors' ability to charge youth directly in adult court.

October News: New reports, a tour of DJJ & a youth client's success

Two new reports focus on the future of youth justice in California, CJCJ staff tour California's northern youth correctional facilities, and we congratulate a youth client who is now a full-time student. 

Jail state: Juvenile justice overhaul rallies Sacramento faith community behind Prop. 57

The Sacramento News & Review cites two CJCJ reports analyzing the prosecution of youth as adults and crime trends after Prop 47. 

A “Yes” on Prop 57 Will End Direct File

Prop 57 strips prosecutors of the power to send youth directly to adult criminal court, returning full discretion to impartial juvenile court judges.

New Report: The Prosecution of Youth as Adults in California

A new report presents 2015 trends in California’s use of “direct file,” wherein prosecutors are granted sole discretion to file charges against youth as young as 14 years old directly in adult criminal court.

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