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California Must Prioritize Pretrial Services Before Expansion of Adult Facilities

After California’s legislature approved $500 million dollars in construction funding to local adult criminal justice facilities, the state is now in a position to determine what type of facilities it should invest in.

Killing by California Law Enforcement: It Is What You Think (Part II)

Those most at risk of being killed by officers (rates 2.5 to 20 times the state average): Native Americans ages 20-44; African Americans ages 15-49 and 65-69; Latinos ages 20-34.

Killing by Law Enforcement in California: It’s Not What You Think (Part I)

The deadliest cities: (1) Eureka, (2) Desert Hot Springs, (3) Vista, (4) Perris, (5) San Bernardino, (6) Moreno Valley, (7) Hemet, (8) Compton, (9) Inglewood, (10) Indio

CJCJ in the News: The War on Drugs Is Burning Out

Rolling Stone discusses a recent CJCJ report on marijuana reform.

As more lifers are released from prison...not much happens

Brown has allowed more people convicted of homicide to parole than have the past four governors combined. That's a good thing — but not good enough.

"Young black men" is not a metaphor for violence

The failures of local authorities to hold police accountable for killing unarmed black men deserve angry condemnation -- not more stereotyping.

December News from CJCJ

CJCJ helps spread holiday cheer; Executive Director Dan Macallair offers expertise on new justice show; CJCJ fights for rights of children visiting incarcerated parents

"When did it become legal to strip-search a child?"

CJCJ Deputy Director Dinky Manek Enty writes in the Chronicle of Social Change about a new proposal to strip-search visitors, including children visiting their incarcerated parents.

CJCJ's Daniel Macallair Speaks on Bail Industry

CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair speaks with San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi on the challenges with our bail system and need for pretrial reform.

Worldwide Experts Converge to Discuss the Future of Criminal Justice

"Criminology at the Intersection of Oppression": Worldwide perspectives on criminal justice are discussed at an international criminology meeting in San Francisco.

Fact-Checking Bill O’Reilly on Police, Killing and Race
Fox's Bill O'Reilly's commentary citing CJCJ statistics failed to note our data showing African Americans are much more likely than whites to be killed by police. Unjustifiable police killings of unarmed suspects likely involve even wider racial disparities.
A Shifting America: Latinos and a Health Equity-Centered Approach to Juvenile Justice

Residents of East Salinas are looking to indigenous practices to change their county’s approach to juvenile justice. 

Justice Policy Journal — Volume 11, Number 2 — Fall 2014

The Fall 2014 issue of Justice Policy Journal includes studies on electronic monitoring, sex offender registration laws, prison arts, vets in the system, and gun ownership.

Preteen crime is disappearing from California

Arrests of Californians under age 12 fell by a staggering 93 percent over the last 30 years — and no one seems to have noticed.

Ferguson Redux: The Fire This Time

The fates of Michael Brown and Eric Garner were not isolated incidents. Indeed, they represent the entire country and the near apartheid-conditions that exist in this so-called “post-racial America.”

November news from CJCJ

Cameo House's new alternative sentencing program opens its doors; CJCJ releases new resource to help people get a fresh start; After Proposition 47: Following the Money

Cameo House: A Partnership to Help Mothers Succeed

In partnership with the San Francisco Adult Probation Department, CJCJ's Cameo House now serves as an alternative sentencing program for pregnant and parenting women in San Francisco County.

CJCJ releases new resource to help people get a fresh start
CJCJ, with generous support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, is thrilled to announce the launch of Seal It, a new resource to help people seal their juvenile records. 
After Proposition 47: Following the money

Two weeks ago, California voters ushered in a landmark opportunity to reduce the state’s over-reliance on incarceration. Now it's up to advocates to make sure the savings get into the right hands.

CJCJ in the news: Proposition 47 releases, resentencings begin in Lake County

Lake County News highlights CJCJ's recent brief estimating the county-level impact of Proposition 47.

CJCJ in the news: Juvenile arrests plunge by half

The Orange County Register highlights CJCJ's research on youth crime trends. 

CJCJ in the news: What To Expect Now That California Passed Prop 47

FiveThirtyEight highlights CJCJ's recent brief estimating the county-level impact of Proposition 47.

In memory of Roland Carey, former CJCJ director

Independent Living Program provided support and housing for young people.

Felony Disenfranchisement on Election Day

Election Day is an annual reminder on the importance of civic engagement. Unfortunately, an alarming number of Americans do not have the option to vote because of their involvement in the criminal justice system.

October news from CJCJ

October news: In memory of Roland Carey, director of youth housing program; Proposition 47 could generate significant cost savings for counties; For SF's formerly incarcerated, job opportunities in city beautification

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