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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 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.

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