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Update to CJCJ's Farrell Litigation Timeline

CJCJ has updated it's Farrell Litigation Timeline to include relevant events from 2013 - 2015. 

After 30 years in prison, CJCJ client is balancing college and work

After completing job training with CJCJ's San Francisco Training Partnership (SFTP) program, Jim is working towards his bachelor's degree.  

Happy New Year from CJCJ!

In this issue: CJCJ partnership creates a new resource for youth; After 30 years in prison, CJCJ client is balancing college and work; Direct service programs receive gifts and donations for families.

Ignoring Poverty In Plain Sight

Recently Mike Males reported what has been obvious for more than a century: class and race predict just about everything related to crime. Poverty in particular is of critical importance.

CJCJ in the news: Study Finds People With Mental Illness 16 Times More Likely To Be Killed By Police

Blue Nation Review links a CJCJ article showing high police murder rates of Native Americans to high rates of mental suffering among Native Americans. 

Donate Toys and Games to the Children's Waiting Rooms

CJCJ's Children's Waiting Rooms provide a safe and fun environment for children while their parents tend to court business. Donate toys and games to the waiting rooms to help children learn and play. 

End Mass Incarceration. Stop Prosecuting Youth as Adults.

Youth tried as adults generally experience worse outcomes and higher rates of incarceration than their juvenile court counterparts.By ending the transfer of young people to adult court and harnessing the strengths of the juvenile justice system, we can improve the lives of at-risk youth, their families, and our communities.

Make Hope a Reality at Cameo House

This holiday season, give the gift of stability to formerly incarcerated women and their children. Donate canned goods and hygiene products to Cameo House.

CJCJ in the news: After the Police Killing of Mario Woods, SF is "That Kind of Town"

SF Weekly cites a CJCJ fact sheet on San Francisco's disproportionate arrest of African American women. 

New Centers for Disease Control report shows U.S. officials still won’t address gun violence

Political leaders prefer relying on remedial programs rather than confronting widespread poverty and inequality.

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 12, Number 2 - Fall 2015

Articles about open carry on college campuses, the militarization of law enforcement, the effects of incarceration on drug trafficking earnings, Texan gangs, and Georgia's Transitional Center Program. 

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 12, Number 2 - Fall 2015

Articles about open carry on college campuses, the militarization of law enforcement, the effects of incarceration on drug trafficking earnings, Texan gangs, and Georgia's Transitional Center Program. 

The Gift of a Second Chance #GivingTuesday

By participating in #GivingTuesday, your tax-deductible donation will support the unique services CJCJ provides, and give hope to those who have been affected by California's juvenile and criminal justice systems.  

CJCJ in the news: 3 California Reforms Support Youth Record Sealing, Re-entry

The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed by Erica Webster reviewing three reforms to the California juvenile record sealing process passed in 2015. 

November news from CJCJ

In this issue: CJCJ voices concern about jail funding and Prop. 47 at the BSCC,  Wraparound youth client is ready for a fresh start, and After the Doors Were Locked by Daniel Macallair is now available! 

Misdirected Juvenile Justice Consensus Creates Backwards Policy

The historic plunge in juvenile crime threatens key interests. The paradoxical response: revival of the obsolete myth that adolescents are innate criminals.

CJCJ in the news: Bill seen as first step to juvenile filing reform

The Daily Journal quotes CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani to discuss the problematic practice of prosecuting youth in adult court. 

CJCJ in the news: Jerome Miller, 83; altered treatment of juvenile offenders

The Boston Globe writes about the life of Jerry Miller and his many powerful accomplishments in the field of juvenile justice, including "the Massachusetts experiment."

November BSCC meeting kick starts big projects

Last week, the Board of State and Community Corrections approved $500 million in county facility construction funding and appointed chairs for its Proposition 47 subcommittee.

New Reform: Same as the Old Reform

Two lessons from CJCJ Executive Director Dan Macallair’s new history of California juvenile justice: (1) Beware of the status quo; (2) Beware of “reform.”

October news from CJCJ

JCRT's Daniel Reyes promotes community-based services at national conference,  a CJCJ youth client looks forward to the future, and After the Doors Were Locked by Daniel Macallair receives praise from criminal justice professionals

California Improves Juvenile Record Sealing Process

CJCJ updates Seal It to reflect improvements made by new legislation

CJCJ in the news: Why the GOP Must Discuss #BlackLivesMatter in the Next Debate

The Huffington Post cites an article by CJCJ's Mike Males, "Who Are Police Killing?", to discuss police violence against African-Americans.

The Business of Guns

Even after all the mass shootings in the U.S, few are talking about two important issues: American gun culture and the business of guns. Gun deathse are expected to surpass vehicale deaths in 2015, how is the gun industry contributing to violence? 

CJCJ in the news: SBCUSD board pressed to take action on suspension policy, citations

Students and community organizations gathered to protest the San Bernardino Unified School District's role in the school-to-prison pipeline. This IE article cites CJCJ's report revealing San Bernardino to be one of two cities where school officers can arrest students, and appear to do so frequently. 

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