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CJCJ Co-sponsors Legislation to Reform the Juvenile Justice System
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Please join our January 12th webinar for a unique opportunity to improve California's juvenile justice facilites.
CJCJ's Year in Review
In 2016, CJCJ remained dedicated to promoting a balanced and humane criminal justice system.
California Sentencing Institute now shows 2015 trends
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
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
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
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
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
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
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”
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
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)
The bail bonds industry has a long history of aggravating racial and socio-economic disparities, and engaging in blatant corruption.
California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 1)
The money bail system was designed to ensure that people charged with an offense return to court for trial. In practice, however, it rewards those who can afford to pay and punishes those who cannot.
California Sentencing Institute now shows county trends for 2009-2014
CJCJ's interactive map now shows 6-year trends for county criminal and juvenile justice practices and statewide disparities

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