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SB 190 Becomes Law, Ending Harmful, Unlawful, and Costly Juvenile Justice Fees

California takes the lead in juvenile justice reform, ending the harmful, unlawful, and costly practice of charging fees to families with youth in the system. 

Cameo House Successes, Youth Facilities, and an International Delegation

Cameo House residents build new skills and strengthen family ties; CJCJ advocates for sweeping changes at youth facilities; and Children's Waiting Rooms hosts an international delegation.

CJCJ Youth Mentoring, Collaborative Courts, and More!

CJCJ youth clients explore the great outdoors at Yosemite, Reentry Court Coordinator presents at international conference, and CJCJ cosponsored bill clears legislative hurdles.

CDCR Drafts Prop 57 Regulations that Undercut the Initiative

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was tasked with drafting the regulations governing Prop 57’s nonviolent parole process and earned credit expansion. Unfortunately, the proposed regulations categorically excludes thousands of imprisoned Californians.

The Myth of White Safety in White Numbers

CJCJ's Mike Males authors an op-ed for Yes! Magazine that highlights new data showing that Whites are safer from violent death in more diverse areas.

CJCJ congratulates Terence Baugh, our new Director of Behavioral Health!

Terence’s lived experiences allow him to relate to the youth he serves. Now, he is leading a team of credible, trusted, and nurturing behavioral health staff, dedicated to supporting young people in San Francisco’s juvenile justice system.

Youth Prison Paradox: Californians Want Them Shut Down While Counties Keep Building

The Chronicle of Social Change quotes CJCJ's Director of Policy Brian Goldstein about California's growing awareness that incarcerating youth does not make communities safer. 

Justice for All: Senate Bill 190

Senate Bill (SB) 190, which has passed the California Senate, aims to address the inequity of burdensome administrative fees levied against justice-involved youth and their families.

“Next Generation” of Justice Policy Leaders Gather and Mobilize in Sacramento

CJCJ and MILPA co-facilitated a two-day leadership and policy advocacy training for justice involved and formerly incarcerated individuals from across California.

CJCJ gives young people adventure, health services & professional opportunities

CJCJ youth get to be kids again during annual Great America trip, emerging leaders train to transform justice in California, and CJCJ's behavioral health programs invest in San Francisco youth. 

CJCJ is hiring!

Are you passionate about criminal and juvenile justice issues? Do you want to work directly with justice-involved young people? Apply now to join our team! 

Not Without Scars: The Story of Shirley LaMarr

San Francisco author Jim Dekker tells Cameo House Director Shirley LaMarr's story of survival after addiction and poverty, and what is possible with investment in people rather than incarceration. 

 

The Kids Are All Right (and These Surprising Statistics Prove It)

CJCJ's Mike Males pens an op-ed for Yes! Magazine detailing positive trends among American youth, such as declining crime, increasing education, and greater political tolerance. 

Failed Juvenile Justice System Costs California More Than Dollars

CJCJ's Brian Goldstein pens an op-ed for Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) highlighting the overwhelming fiscal and social costs of juvenile incarceration to youth and the community. 

Travis Allen’s Mostly False Claim About Crime in California

Politifact uses data from CJCJ's recent report to fact check a statement made by California gubernatorial candidate, Travis Allen. 

A new report, a CJCJ client gives back & youth clients celebrate summer!

CJCJ youth clients celebrate summer with indoor go-karting; Refuting fear: immigration, youth, and CA's declining violence; and Cameo House resident completes program and gives back.

Gun Politics Kills People

Declines in gun violence in three large, urban states with very different gun control regimes are being ignored because they challenge entrenched political agendas.

Help Abolish Regressive Juvenile Justice Fees in California

Juvenile administrative fees harm youth and families and undermine the rehabilitative intent of the juvenile justice system. A team of lawmakers, advocates, and researchers is working to bring an end to these fees in counties across California through Senate Bill 190.

California Must Better Protect the Health and Safety of Youth in Juvenile Halls

Right now, California is deciding how, and in some cases whether, to afford basic protections for youth confined in county juvenile halls and camps. 

The California Story: Reduced Crime, High Immigration

The Crime Report highlights a recent CJCJ report which found increasing positive trends for health in safety in California as the overall population became more diverse and saw increased immigration. 

KPFA 94.1FM Berkeley: CJCJ refutes political rhetoric on immigration and crime

Berkeley radio station, KPFA 94.1 FM, interviewed CJCJ's Mike Males about the findings of his recent report "Refuting Fear: Immigration, Youth, and California's Stunning Declines in Crime and Violence." 

Refuting Fear: Immigration, Youth, and CA’s Stunning Declines in Crime and Violence

A new CJCJ report finds crime and violence have decreased as racial and ethnic diversity and immigration increased in California, particularly among young people. 

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 14, Number 1 - Spring 2017

Articles on educating incarcerated young adults, police involvement with intimate partner violence calls, witness sexual orientation bias, and a book review on Prisoner Reentry in the Era of Mass Incarceration

State spent millions on youth facilities despite drop in crime

The Union Democrat quotes CJCJ's Erica Webster and Mike Males regarding community concerns about the size of Tuolumne County's new, 30-bed juvenile hall that currently confines four young people. 

Weakening Prop 57 Reinforces Mass Incarceration

New legislation seeks to limit eligibility for Prop 57 reforms, thereby failing to address the root causes of mass incarceration and how we treat those who have committed violent crimes. 

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