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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 Oubreak
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.
CJCJ’s Renee Menart Receives Bay Area Inspire Award
CJCJ is pleased to announce that Communications and Policy Analyst, Renee Menart, has been selected as a recipient of the 2019-2020 Bay Area Inspire Award.
CJCJ Pays Tribute to Terence Hallinan
CJCJ staff are deeply saddened by the recent passing of former San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan.
San Francisco’s “Crime Wave” Is Just One Crime
In recent months, San Franciscans have seen alarming headlines announcing the city has suffered huge increases in crime. However, analysis shows that the city's crime trends are driven by just one…
This #GivingTuesday: Support Community Health and Justice Reform
Here at CJCJ, we believe in supporting families that have been impacted by the justice system. Join us this #GivingTuesday to help us continue our positive impact!
California Must Move Beyond Youth Incarceration
Recently, California failed to adopt the Keep Youth Closer to Home Act (SB 284). CJCJ and community partners will continue our work to move beyond costly, dangerous, and non-rehabilitative approaches…
Keep Youth Close to Home: Governor Newsom Needs to Hear from You!
Take 5 minutes to protect and support California's youth! One quick call to the Governor's office for Senate Bill 284 can make a difference.
California Interrupts the Cycle of Incarceration with Primary Caregiver Pretrial Diversion Act
When a parent is incarcerated, their children are exposed to the trauma of separation and household instability. The Primary Caregiver Pretrial Diversion Act (SB 394) aims to support families…
CJCJ Co-sponsored Bill Clears Another Legislative Hurdle
The Keep Youth Closer to Home Act (Senate Bill 284), a measure co-sponsored by CJCJ, is one step closer to becoming California state law. Support youth today by helping to pass SB 284.
Keep Youth Closer to Home with a Quick Call Today!
Making a difference made easy! Check out how you can take 5 minutes today or tomorrow to voice your support for Senate Bill 284 as it heads to the CA Assembly Appropriations Committee on June 26th.
San Francisco to Close Juvenile Hall: Supervisor Walton and CJCJ's Daniel Macallair Discuss Why It's Important
Supervisor Shamann Walton and CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair discuss the now-successful legislation to close San Francisco's juvenile hall during a recent community event.
Governor’s May Revision Proposes Additional Spending on Ineffective DJJ Facilities
As the Governor’s office prepares to transition DJJ into the state’s Health and Human Services Agency, the population is projected to grow by nearly 20 percent.
CJCJ and Federal Partners Collaborate to Enhance Conviction Alternatives Program (CAP)
This year marks a period of immense growth and continued dedication to strengthening Northern District of California's collaborative courts through the Federal Judiciary Center (FJC) Quality…
San Francisco calls for juvenile hall closure in favor of community-based alternatives
This month, San Francisco leaders proposed closing its juvenile hall and consider broader reforms to the local juvenile justice system.
Artistic expression, a critical step in healing
Art education has immense benefits in human development, personal growth and as a form of therapy, serving as a much-needed tool in combating the harsh realities of incarceration.
California at a Crossroads: Ending Youth Trauma by Closing Violent DJJ Institutions
As California considers the fate of its juvenile justice system, the Governor, Legislature, and youth advocacy community must push beyond a basic restructuring of the state institutions and resolve…
Grant Opportunities for Youth Diversion, Adult Reentry, and More!
This month, three exciting grant opportunities for community-based programs are accepting applications. CJCJ and partners are working together to ensure these funds are used effectively for the…

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