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Big Government Must Embrace Big Data

California is the tech center of the world, filled with a richness of technical expertise and innovation. The state now needs political leadership to develop policy that leverages these elements to best serve all Californians.

Locked up and Shipped Away: Interstate Prisoner Transfers & the Private Prison Industry

A look at the dangers of relying on interstate transfer of prisoners to reduce overcrowding in state facilities, citing CJCJ's recent study on the topic.

Sealing Juvenile Records: A Good First Step to Successful Reentry

Even for adults who are on track for successful reentry, a juvenile adjudication can still create many barriers to success. Sealing a juvenile record is one remedy that could provide valuable relief to those negatively affected by a juvenile record’s existence.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting September 25, 2013

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Oakland City Council Considers Youth Curfew

KCBS reports on the proposed Oakland youth curfew which is being considered tonight by the Board of Supervisors.

The Storm Has Arrived: Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

November 11th has been set aside to honor those who have served their country in the various branches of the military rarely a population that is recognized is the veterans sitting in jails and prisons.

Justice Policy Journal – Volume 10, Number 2 – Fall 2013

Articles on veterans, juvenile diversion program volunteers, court-ordered mentoring for adjudicated youth, pretrial publicity, and punishing racial and ethnic minority student athletes.

Profit Over Kids: Part III

This is the final blog of a three part series examining for profit youth facilities.

Home from prison

This San Francisco Bay Guardian article highlights CJCJ's Cameo House program.

Profit Over Kids: Part II

This is the second installment of a blog series examining private for profit youth prisons.

A Salute to the Supportive Living Program

After 22 years of guiding men to and through their roads of recovery, CJCJ's Supportive Living Program (SLP) is closing its doors today. We are saddened by its passing but take pride in its accomplishments.

CJCJ Newsletter - Saying goodbye to CJCJ's Supportive Living Program

CJCJ's Supportive Living Program closes its doors and policy staff report on the ineffectiveness of curfews.

Profits Over Kids, Part I

In this three-part series Senior Research Fellow Randall Shelden examines for-profit youth prisons.

A day in the life of Patsy Jackson a NoVA Case Manager

Patsy Jackson has been a case manager with NoVA for two years. Patsy helps her clients succeed by minimizing barriers to reentry and facilitating reintegration in their families and communities.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting September 12, 2013

Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.

Immigration consequences of criminal convictions

There are many collateral consequences to criminal convictions in California, such as barriers to employment, housing, and social services. An additional concern that criminal defense attorneys should consider when advising their clients is the possible immigration consequences of their conviction.

Partnership for a Drug-Wrecked America

The Partnership has been an instrumental lobby spending billions of dollars on decades of misdirected, billion-dollar "drug free" ad campaigns that are really designed to protect powerful legal-drug interests and major constituencies. By using emotional images and misinformation to divert attention from real drug issues and prevent sensible solutions, the Partnership has functioned as a key promoter of drug abuse.

Safety first: protecting clients in an emergency

CJCJ staff attend the San Francisco Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team training to learn how to keep themselves, their families, and their clients safe in an emergency.

OP-ED: Why Don’t Youth Curfews Work?

Senior Research Fellow Mike Males examines curfews for young people in an Op-ed released in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

Pre-booking Diversion To Help Address Health Needs

How do you divert justice-involved individuals into specialized programs that address the root causes of their criminal activity?

Today on Your Call: Do youth curfews make a city safer?

KALW radio's Your Call discusses the ineffectiveness of curfews with Mike Males, in light of the recent curfew proposal in Oakland, CA.

Weed More Likely Than Rape or Murder to Get an Undocumented Immigrant Detained

The Drug Policy Alliance's Amanda Reiman discusses a recent CJCJ report on Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds and what suspected criminal activities were most likely to result in detainment.

Justice-Involved Californians Deserve a Second Chance at Success

Applying for a job is tough, particularly in this challenging economic climate. For those Californians with a criminal history, the obstacles for getting employment often appear insurmountable.

Ella Baker Has a New Boss; Meet Problem-Solver Zach Norris

This article featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange discusses new leadership at the Ella Baker Center in Oakland.

The Face of Poverty in California

Poor people do not shoulder the burden alone; we all share the cost, whether we acknowledge it or not. Given this impact, what is the face of poverty in California?

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