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Returning to Reentry
- Wyatt Lim-Tepper, Apr 25, 2017
- Collaborative courts connect clients with needed services and emphasize rehabilitation over punishment.
CJCJ Co-sponsored Bills Clear Senate Policy Committees
- Maureen Washburn, Apr 12, 2017
- On April 4th , SB 190 and SB 439 passed Senate policy committees after strong testimony from legislators and advocates, and broad public support.
CJCJ Co-sponsors Legislation to Reform the Juvenile Justice System
- Maureen Washburn, Mar 21, 2017
- CJCJ is co-sponoring two bills in the California legislature this year that would lessen the impact of the juvenile justice system on youth and their families.
Sentencing Reform in California
- Daniel Macallair, Mar 14, 2017
- CJCJ's executive director, Daniel Macallair, testified before the California Legislature on the need for increased uniformity in county implementation of sentencing laws to reduce mass incarceration.
CJCJ's Cameo House Celebrates International Women's Day
- Erica Webster, Mar 8, 2017
- This International Women's Day, CJCJ's Cameo House could not imagine "A Day Without a Woman."
Trump's distortions of crime, violence, drugs and youth
- Mike Males, Mar 3, 2017
- Trump’s address reveals dangerous misconceptions. Drugs and crime in America have virtually nothing to do with immigrants, foreigners, or youth.
“Teen Brain” Non-Science Debunked
- Mike Males, Feb 28, 2017
- Recent scientific reviews have debunked neurological studies which found youth to be more crime prone, but statistical realities showing dramatic drops in youth crime were demolishing such claims for…
Prop 57 Alliance Celebrates Success and Looks to the Future
- Maureen Washburn, Feb 22, 2017
- The California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice, a coalition of youth justice organizations, gathered to celebrate the successful passage of Proposition 57 and to plan for the future.
At Least 50 California Agencies May Apply for Prop 47 Funding
- Erica Webster, Jan 25, 2017
- Prop 47 created an estimated $103 million to fund community programs that focus on mental health, drug treatment and criminal justice diversion programs.
Patti Lee Appointed to Federal Board by the Obama Administration
- Maureen Washburn, Jan 24, 2017
- Long-time CJCJ board member Patti Lee was honored by the Obama administration with a four-year appointment to the DOJ Science Advisory Board.
2017-18 Budget Expands Youth Prisons and Deepens Reliance on Incarceration
- Maureen Washburn, Jan 20, 2017
- In a time of fiscal caution, Governor Brown’s FY 2017-18 budget proposal deepens California’s reliance on youth incarceration.
Prop 47 Provides $103 Million for Community Programs
- Erica Webster, Jan 20, 2017
- Prop 47 allocated state funding for community programs that support mental health, drug treatment, and rehabilitation for people involved with the justice system. Applications are due on February 21.
Webinar Recap: Improving Minimum Standards for California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities
- Erica Webster, Jan 18, 2017
- Please find all the webinar presentation materials here. Thank you to The California Endowment and Sue Burrell for making this webinar possible!
JAN 12 WEBINAR: Improve California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities
- Erica Webster, Jan 11, 2017
- Please join our January 12th webinar for a unique opportunity to improve California's juvenile justice facilites.
CJCJ's Year in Review
- Dec 29, 2016
- In 2016, CJCJ remained dedicated to promoting a balanced and humane criminal justice system.
California Sentencing Institute now shows 2015 trends
- Erica Webster, Dec 28, 2016
- The California Sentencing Institute (CASI) interactive map now shows annual criminal and juvenile justice statistics for 2009-2015.
The Children’s Waiting Rooms make the holidays brighter for San Francisco kids
- Erica Webster, Dec 22, 2016
- This week, Children’s Waiting Rooms staff hosted a holiday gathering for families, children, allies and court staff. Children visiting the waiting rooms were given special gifts from Family…
Post-Prop 57, California Considers the Lasting Harm of Youth Incarceration
- Maureen Washburn, Nov 22, 2016
- With Prop 57, Californians have voted to curb the treatment of youth as adults. Now we must reimagine the treatment of those who remain in the juvenile system.
CJCJ’s Continued Promise of Service
- Brian Goldstein, Nov 17, 2016
- One week after Election Day, CJCJ remains as committed to criminal justice reform as we were at our founding.
Election 2016: A summary of four statewide criminal justice initiatives
- Erica Webster, Nov 7, 2016
- This Election Day, California voters have the opportunity to make significant changes to the state’s juvenile and criminal justice system.
A “Yes” on Prop 57 Will End Direct File
- Maureen Washburn, Oct 25, 2016
- Prop 57 strips prosecutors of the power to send youth directly to adult criminal court, returning full discretion to impartial juvenile court judges.
Juvenile and Criminal Justice Bills Clear the California Legislature
- Maureen Washburn, Sep 13, 2016
- Advocates celebrate the successful passage of several key bills and call on Governor Brown to sign them into law.
California Youth Raise Their Voices “Strong and Loud”
- Maureen Washburn, Sep 6, 2016
- On August 8th , hundreds of youth from across California gathered in Sacramento for the annual Free Our Dreams Organizing Summit and Advocacy Day.
In Honor of Change-Maker, Juidell Preston
- Dinky Manek Enty, Aug 30, 2016
- CJCJ honors our friend and caring leader, Juidell Preston, who passed away on August 6, 2016.
California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 2)
- Rebecca Wegley, Aug 25, 2016
- The bail bonds industry has a long history of aggravating racial and socio-economic disparities, and engaging in blatant corruption.
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