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March newsletter: New Prop. 47 report, CASI updates & more!

Is Prop. 47 to Blame for California's 2015 Increase in Urban Crime?; California Sentencing Institute now includes 2013 data; CJCJ's Matt Snope presents on unemployment after incarceration.

California Must Reform Its Gang Sentencing Laws

Sentencing enhancements intended to deter gang activity are overly punitive, conflict with the juvenile justice system’s mission, and have a disproportionate impact on young people of color.

KPFA 94.1-FM Berkeley: Fresno Legislator Seeks Changes To Prop. 47

Assem. Jim Patterson seeks to amend Prop. 47 based on claims that it increased crime. KFPA interviews Mike Males about CJCJ's new report finding no definitive correlation between Prop. 47 and crime.  

$250 Million Proposed for Jail Construction Raises Questions from the Legislature

The California Assembly Committee questions the need for an additional $250 Million in local adult facility construction funding.

CJCJ in the news: Black People Twice As Likely To Be Arrested For Pot In Colorado And Washington — Where It’s Legal

Think Progress covers Mike Males's data findings that racial disparities in marijuana-related arrests still exist in legalization states. 

CJCJ in the news: More Blacks Still Going to Jail for Marijuana Despite Legalization

High Times looks at various reports, including data from CJCJ's Mike Males, finding racial disparities for marijuana-related arrests in legalization states.

CJCJ in the news: Weed Legalization Can’t Seem to Fix One Thing: Racial Gaps in Drug Arrests

Mic picks up data analysis from CJCJ's Mike Males showing a continued racial disparity in marijuana-related arrests, even in legalization states. 

CJCJ in the news: Pot legalization hasn’t done anything to shrink the racial gap in drug arrests

The Washington Post reviews findings by CJCJ's Mike Males which show that, despite the huge drops in marijuana-related arrests in both Washington and Colorado, the pot arrest rate for African-Americans was more than double that of non-African Americans. 

CJCJ in the news: Analysis Disputes Argument that CA's Proposition 47 Led To Crime Rise

The Crime Report highlights CJCJ's new report analyzing Prop. 47's impact on crime. 

CJCJ in the news: The Davis Vanguard highlights CJCJ's Prop. 47 report

The Davis Vanguard reviews CJCJ's new Prop. 47 report analyzing the initiatives effect on crime. 

New Report! Is Proposition 47 to Blame for California's 2015 Increase in Urban Crime?

A new CJCJ report by Mike Males finds no obvious effects associated with Prop. 47 that would be expected if the reform measure had produced a consistent impact on crime.

CJCJ in the news: Native Americans; A Forgotten Minority in US Presidential Campaign

Voice of America highlights Mike Males's finding that Native Americans are disparately likely to be killed by law enforcement. 

CJCJ in the news: Why a 'smoking age' of 21 is a bad idea

Mike Males writes an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times showing that the implementation of these "protective" laws actually disrupt positive youth trends. 

CJCJ in the news: Kids Are Becoming Less Violent. Adults Not So Much.

Mother Jones focuses on Mike Males research regarding the detrimental effects of childhood lead poisoning on crime trends. 

CJCJ in the news: The Stunning Facts on Crime and Imprisonment Everyone Is Ignoring

In article written for the Washington Monthly, CJCJ's Mike Males points out major changes in crime trends and asks why they are being ignored by criminal justice interest groups. 

Spotlight on New Juvenile and Criminal Justice Legislation

Newly proposed legislation would preserve access to in-person visitation, strengthen juvenile data collection, and involve law enforcement officers in diversion.

Farrell’s End Gives True Juvenile Justice Reform a Chance

After the 2002 lawsuit against DJJ was dismissed on February 25, 2016, CJCJ urges youth California to avoid repeating mistakes of the past.

CJCJ's Matt Snope presents on unemployment after incarceration

The San Francisco Training Partnership case manager highlights employment needs of formerly incarcerated people.

February News from CJCJ!

Sierra Health Foundation's Speaker Series features Daniel Macallair; New CJCJ collaborative offers reentry services after federal prison; and Daily Journal interviews Daniel Macallair about the future of DJJ.

Closing California's Division of Juvenile Facilities: An Analysis of County Institutional Capacity

A review of how juvenile justice realignment has mad closing DJF possible. 

Let Them Eat Lead

The refrain of "black lives matter" has been ignored by most of the country’s leadership, but now particularly in Flint, Michigan, where the water crisis has made it very apparent that the lives of the city’s black children do not matter

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting November 12, 2015

Unofficial meeting minutes from the November 2015 BSCC meeting. 

California Needs Data-driven Juvenile Justice

Data can tell a story. The absence of data and thoughtful analysis can do the same, by illustrating that the state is not adequately prioritizing juvenile justice.

CJCJ in the news: Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton Accepted Almost the Same Amount of Prison Lobbyist Donations

The Huffington Post reports on Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio receiving campaign contributions from private prison lobbies, and cites CJCJ statistics showing racial disparities in the justice system. 

CJCJ in the news: Rising crime in Long Beach stoking anxieties among police, politicians

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) asks to CJCJ's Mike Males to comment on whether or  not Proposition 47 has effected crime in Long Beach.  

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