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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.

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

The Sixties Have Returned in Ferguson

The continuing protests in Missouri show that racial segregation in the US is just as problematic as it was in the '60s.

Where do black teenagers and white middle-agers get busted for drugs at equal rates?

In Los Angeles, huge declines in drug arrests of black teenagers and skyrocketing arrests of white middle-agers have led to an unimaginable new racial equality.

CJCJ in the news: After California decriminalized marijuana, teen arrest, overdose and dropout rates fell

The Washington Post's Wonkblog highlights CJCJ's recent report on the impact of marijuana reforms.

New CJCJ report: Prop 47 could save counties millions, reduce jail populations

A new CJCJ brief estimates the potential county-level savings and jail population reductions that could result from implementing Proposition 47, which would reclassify low-level drug and property offenses as misdemeanors.

Scapegoating Means Scapegoating

Anti-rape campaigns from the White House to Sacramento blame students for a society-wide problem and ignore crucial lessons from young people’s promising trends.

CJCJ in the news: California Prison Guards Sit Out Debate On Letting Non-Violent Prisoners Go Free

CJCJ Executive Director Dan Macallair on the prison guard union's relative silence on criminal justice reforms.

Funding Local Juvenile Facilities that Meet the Needs of the Future

A tour of Stanislaus Juvenile Correctional Facility provides an example of previous SB 81 spending and highlights some important considerations for the next round of funding over the coming months.

CJCJ in the news: Marijuana legalization doesn't solve racial disparities in the criminal justice system

Vox highlights a recent CJCJ report on the impact of marijuana policy reform.

California teenagers: No longer “crime prone”

California’s revolutionary plunge in youth crime and rise in older-age crime threaten established interests still feeding on fear of youth.

September news from CJCJ

September news: Gov. Brown signs bills that may reduce incarceration in California; New CJCJ report analyzes impact of marijuana reform; Proposition 47 could generate significant cost savings for counties; Volunteers needed for new Cameo House playroom

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