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We Need Your Voice to Protect People in California’s Jails!
CJCJ and our partners want to hear your experiences, concerns, and solutions to strengthen California’s regulations for county jails.
California’s State Youth Correctional System Will Pass into History
Beginning today, California will wind down its infamous Division of Juvenile Justice by limiting new youth commitments.
The New York Times fabricates a nonexistent shoplifting wave in San Francisco, then wrongly blames it on criminal justice reforms and the city’s supposed soft-on-crime image
If San Francisco’s shoplifting rate has plummeted to its lowest level in at least 45 years, why did the New York Times see fit to print an article sensationalizing a supposed…
Cameo House Celebrates Families’ Strength on Mother’s Day
This Mother’s Day, program participants and staff of CJCJ’s Cameo House gathered for a special celebration to honor the strength of our community and families.
The PROMYSE Act (SB 493) Successfully Passes Senate Public Safety Committee
Critical legislation, co-sponsored by CJCJ and partners, to reinvest hundreds of millions in health-focused and community-based youth services advances out of first policy committee.
Youth Filed Fewer Complaints Amid the Pandemic. Is DJJ's Grievance Process Broken?
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed troubling flaws in the grievance process for youth confined in California’s state-run juvenile justice facilities.
Save Cameo House: Help Protect San Francisco’s Most Vulnerable Women and Their Children!
We urgently need your support to keep Cameo House open so CJCJ can continue serving our community.
The PROMYSE Act Paves the Way for California's Youth
Today, Senator Bradford introduced legislation to re-invest hundreds of millions in health-focused and community-based youth services.
Decades of Abuse at California’s DJJ Will End in 2023
The proposed 2021-22 state budget finalizes plans for the closure of California’s barbaric state youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).
CA Legislators Call for Youth Releases Amid COVID-19 Outbreak at DJJ
CJCJ stands behind more than a dozen state legislators in urging Governor Newsom to take swift action on the COVID-19 crisis at the state’s youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile…
This #GivingTuesday, help strengthen families impacted by incarceration
Your tax-deductible gift will provide youth and families with the support they need through the COVID-19 pandemic.
CJCJ Provides Trove of DJJ Data to Support Realignment Planning
As part of CJCJ's longstanding commitment to monitoring the health and safety of youth at the Division of Juvenile Justice, we have compiled a trove of otherwise unavailable data reports.
CJCJ Celebrates Closure of California’s Youth Correctional System
In a historic decision, California enacts legislation to close state youth correctional facilities in favor of close-to-home alternatives.
Join the Fight to Protect Californians in Jail
We need your support to strengthen the new statewide regulations for California’s jails.
Prop 17 Could Restore Voting Rights to Tens of Thousands
Amid a national crisis over voter suppression, Californians are considering a historic expansion of the right to vote. Prop 17 would allow the 55,000 people on parole to cast a ballot.
Tell Governor Newsom to Act Now: Protect Youth at DJJ from COVID-19 Outbreak
California must act immediately to protect youth from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Celebrating 2019-2020 Next Generation Fellows
CJCJ and MILPA's Next Generation Fellowship brought thirteen justice reform advocates together to deepen cultural healing and policy advocacy strategies for California's emerging leaders.
California Must Safeguard Youth in State Facilities Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
California must move quickly to halt the spread of COVID-19 within the state’s youth correctional institutions, the Division of Juvenile Justice.
Advocates Successfully Push California to Collect COVID-19 Data in Jails, Call on Governor to Take Further Action
As COVID-19 threatens thousands of Californians in county correctional facilities, the state will begin tracking critical information, but must close data gaps and restart inspections.
Help Us Reinvest Millions in Community Programs for Youth
Assembly Bill 1007: The (P.R.O.M.I.S.E.) Act will allocate over $100M+ annually to critical community-based services for justice-involved youth. Submit a support letter today!
Tell Governor Newsom to Act Now: Address COVID-19 in Jails and Juvenile Facilities
California must act immediately to understand the scope of COVID-19 infection, inspect county facilities, and protect those inside.
Continuing the Fight for Racial Justice
We stand together as we confront the legacy of racism woven into our nation’s criminal justice system. We must proclaim what the current system fails to affirm: Black Lives Matter.
CJCJ Applauds Governor Newsom's Proposal to Shutter DJJ
The proposal echoes CJCJ’s long-standing recommendations for the phased closure of all state youth correctional facilities.
Donate to Cameo House Today
Please consider donating, so our Cameo House program can continue its critical services.
Youth Opinion: An Analysis of San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall Closure
An analytical essay by a high school student working with CJCJ explores the significance of the closure of San Francisco’s juvenile hall.

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