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CA Legislators Call for Youth Releases Amid COVID-19 Outbreak at DJJ

CJCJ stands behind more than a dozen state legislators in urging Governor Newsom to take swift action on the COVID-19 crisis at the state’s youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile Justice.

CJCJ Warns of COVID-19 Outbreak at DJJ, and More

CJCJ Report Warns of Second Major COVID-19 Outbreak in DJJ; Expanding our Juvenile Justice Services to Support Youth; Help Strengthen Families Impacted by Incarceration.

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 17, Number 2 – Fall, 2020

Articles on attitudes towards Ban the Box; the multidimensional struggle of family separation on male migrant workers; the foster-care-to-prison pipeline; extending the school-to-prison pipeline; NIMBY syndrome among Colorado and Washington dispensary owners and managers; the effects of the death penalty on state-level murder rates.

Report Update: COVID-19 Cases Surging in CA Youth Prisons

COVID-19 cases inside the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) increased sevenfold in July. Now, another dangerous outbreak is putting youth at risk.

This #GivingTuesday, help strengthen families impacted by incarceration

Your tax-deductible gift will provide youth and families with the support they need through the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Report: DJJ Fails to Protect Youth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 cases inside the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) increased sevenfold in July. Meanwhile, California is failing to prevent another dangerous outbreak.

High Prop 20 Costs, Re-entry Conference, and More!

CJCJ report finds Prop 20 would fuel racial injustice, CJCJ team member leads community development, and CJCJ directors present at a reentry conference.

CJCJ’s Silvanus Warren Leads Community Development

A dedicated CJCJ staff member, Silvanus "Van" Warren, supports Bay Area residents through his community-rooted organization.

Closing Youth Prisons, Collaborating for Reentry, and More!

CJCJ News: California closes dangerous youth correctional system, CJCJ staff hosts collaborative training series, and new publication finds historic low crime trends.

New Report: Prop 20 Would Fuel Racial Injustice

CJCJ finds that Prop 20 will harm communities of color, with Black and Latino people at the greatest risk of justice system involvement and incarceration.

CJCJ Provides Trove of DJJ Data to Support Realignment Planning

As part of CJCJ's longstanding commitment to monitoring the health and safety of youth at the Division of Juvenile Justice, we have compiled a trove of otherwise unavailable data reports.

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 Outbreak

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. 

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