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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.

New Fact Sheet: Costs Rise Amid Falling Populations at California’s Division of Juvenile Justice

A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that state spending at California’s state youth correctional system continues to rise despite continued reductions in its youth population.

New Fact Sheet: Racial Disparities Persist Amid Large Drug Arrest Declines in San Francisco

A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that disproportionate felony drug arrests among African Americans in San Francisco continue during a period of drastic changes in the city’s drug policing and statewide drug policy reforms.

Time Cannot Heal All Wounds

Over 95 percent of incarcerated individuals return to the community- what happens then? Rehabilitation, not time spent behind bars, stands at the center of their future success.

Breaking Ground: Two formerly incarcerated men rebuild their lives while rebuilding a Bayview public housing community

The Mission Local, a San Francisco-based newspaper, discusses employment barriers with CJCJ's Director of Community-Based Services Gerald Miller.

By the Numbers: Why California Needs More Drug Treatment, Not Youth Prisons

Hundreds of thousands more youth are on the streets today, policed less than ever. Meanwhile, California crime rates hover near historic lows.

A Mother's Journey, Report on Urban Crime, and More!

Cameo House resident transitions to independent living, new policy fact sheet finds stable urban crime trends amid justice reform, and CJCJ program helps a young man out of confinement and into the community.

New Report: Crime in California Cities Remains Stable Through Justice Reform Era (2010-2017)

A new fact sheet from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice finds that, during a period of large-scale criminal justice reform, California’s urban crime rates remained stable.

AB 109, Prop 47, and Prop 57 Are Safely Reducing the Prison Population, but Durable Public Safety Requires Further Cuts in Corrections Spending

Shifting California’s criminal justice priorities from punishment to prevention starts with the state budget.   

2018-19 Budget Proposal Would Expand California’s Youth Correctional System at a Time of Falling Populations

Governor Brown, in his final budget, has missed an opportunity to bring an end to the failures of DJJ. Now, state leaders must reject a proposed expansion of the facilities and invest, instead, in community alternatives.

A Tribute to Carole D’Elia

On December 16, 2017, California lost Carole D' Elia, a fine public servant and Executive Director of the Little Hoover Commission. We honor her life, her work, and her legacy.

CJCJ’s Continued Vision for Community Safety in 2018

As we start 2018, CJCJ's staff and programs will remain steadfast in our commitment to change lives, change systems, and change the future.  

CJCJ’s 2017 Year in Review

This year, CJCJ provided support to thousands of justice-involved individuals and their families. We would like to share a few stories from a year filled with exciting successes and social change.

California Youth Continue to Bring Steep Declines in Juvenile Arrests

CJCJ’s new fact sheet shows youth arrests in California are at a historical low, following a decades-long pattern of decline.

White Residents of Urban Sanctuary Counties are Safer from Deadly Violence than White Residents in Non-Sanctuary Counties

CJCJ’s new report shows “sanctuary” areas are associated with enhanced safety and lower rates of deadly violence for white residents.

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 14, Number 2 - Fall 2017

Articles on arson rates in Chicago, adulthood relationship outcomes for juvenile justice-involved individuals, and migrant workers counteracting wage theft and underpayment.

Los Angeles County Crime Rates Show Wide Local Variation During Justice Reform Era, 2010-2016

CJCJ’s new fact sheet shows Los Angeles County crime trends, like trends across the state, appear to be highly localized during the justice reform era.

Success for Homeless Youth, New Report, and More!
CJCJ helps a young man transition to sustainable housing, a new report addresses disparities in youth prosecution as adults, and Cameo House staff hosts a Thanksgiving dinner.
New Report: Youth Prosecution after Prop 57

Addressing Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Disparities after the Repeal of Direct File

Support Safe Communities and Healthy Families on #GivingTuesday

Join CJCJ on this national day of generosity to support programs that serve justice-involved youth and adults in our community. Together, we can build safer neighborhoods and a more just society.

Promoting Alternatives to Incarceration, New Report, and More!

CJCJ launches an initiative to promote alternatives to incarceration, publishes a new report, and tours a model juvenile hall. 

Most California Jurisdictions Show Declines in Property Crime During Justice Reform Era

CJCJ’s new report shows wide variations in local crime trends, with most jurisdictions reporting declines amid Public Safety Realignment, Prop 47, and Prop 57.

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.

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