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Justice-Involved Voters Bring Critical Voices to Community Decision-Making

With over 6 million people barred from voting on Election Day through felony disenfranchisement policies, their communities are left without the voting power to access resources and address their needs. Opportunities for civic engagement, including voting, among justice-involved individuals can bring us closer to solutions.

Governor Brown’s Final Budget Delivers Wins and Losses for Youth Justice

In the FY 2018-19 budget, California makes prudent new investments in community-based youth but fails to modernize the state’s juvenile justice data bank and needlessly expands the troubled state youth correctional system.

Adventures for Youth, Sponsored Bill Success, and More!

CJCJ youth take an exciting trip to California's Great America amusement park, Co-Sponsored bill to protect young children moves forward in the California Legislature, and an opportunity to support CJCJ’s transition to a new home.

California’s County Jails Show Population Reductions Amid Statewide Prison Reform

Despite initial fears that reductions in prison populations would rebound to counties by increasing jail populations, statewide prison reform now appears to be a model for “jail reform.”

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.

2018 Promises Groundbreaking Justice Reform in California

California legislators have introduced new bills to expand opportunities for justice-involved youth and adults and lessen the harm of justice system contact.

SF Foots Bill for State-Run Juvenile Facilities

The San Francisco Examiner quotes CJCJ's Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn and Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on the rising per capita costs of California's Division of Juvenile Justice.

California’s Local Juvenile Facility Populations Continue to Decline in 2017

New data from 2017 show a continued population decline in California’s local juvenile halls and camps/ranches.

Gov. Brown, The State’s Analyst, & Youth Advocates Argue Over Raising The Age Limit For State Juvie Lock-Ups

WitnessLA references and quotes the blog post, 2018-19 Budget Proposal Would Expand California’s Youth Correctional System at a Time of Falling Populations by CJCJ's Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn.http://witnessla.com/state-analysts-report-calls-for-changes-to-gov-brwon/

Report: Plan to Expand California Youth Prisons Needs Tinkering

The Chronicle of Social Change quotes CJCJ's recent Fact Sheet on California’s Division of Juvenile Justice in an article on Governor Brown's Budget Proposal for DJJ in FY 2018-19.

Reentry Community Dinner, New Report, and More!

A new CJCJ fact sheet investigates rising costs at California’s Division of Juvenile Justice, Cameo House comes together at a Community Appreciation Dinner, and the policy team discusses San Francisco's drug arrest trends at City Hall.

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