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Public Involvement in Politics Does Matter
CJCJ Post-Graduate Fellow Courtney Lam reflects on last week's Assembly Public Safety Committee in Sacramento.
Debtor’s Prisons, Part II
Senior Research Fellow explores the concept of the debtor's prison in this CJCJ blog.
An American Gun Death Every 16 Minutes in 2011
Senior Research Fellow Mike Males: But no one likes to talk about who's dying from guns, or how.
Remembering John Vasconcellos
With the death of former State Senator John Vasconcellos on May 29, the California criminal justice reform community lost one of its great champions. Vasco, as he was affectionately known, was one of…
Scared of Gun Violence? Run INTO a School!*
School and college campuses account for 5 out of every 10,000 shootings in the United States, but occupy 90% of our discussion of gun violence.
Harm Reduction: A Hard Pill to Swallow
San Francisco Sentencing Commissioner, Kate McCracken, reflects upon a recent visit to Seattle, Washington to learn more about the LEAD program, a police operated pre-arrest diversion program.
“Demographic Scapegoating”: How Leaders and Interests Profit from Social Crises
While invoking tones of concern and inclusion, American leaders exploit social problems to flatter powerful older constituencies by stigmatizing young people
New Complications Challenge No-Complications-Allowed Gun Debate
A gun-control lobby's incisive report disputes mass-shooting dogmas. A woman-hating shooter's rampage defies popular answers. Yet, America's gun policy debate remains rooted in ancient prejudices.
An Opportunity for Juvenile Justice Innovation in California
Counties currently seeking state funding have both immense responsibility to ensure continued best practices, and the valuable opportunity to build bridges between justice-involved youth and the…
Apartheid Schooling
Senior Researcher Randy Shelden discusses wealth and income inequality in this CJCJ blog.
Challenging Biases Against Economic Justice and Respectful Treatment of Youth
Economic justice and respectful treatment for young people in policy and discussion forums are both a moral imperative and epitomize the best of "what works" in criminal justice. I feel the Juvenile…
A Quest for Democracy in Sacramento
On May 19, over 200 individuals came to the capitol as part of the second annual Formerly Incarcerated People’s Quest for Democracy.
Positive Efforts Toward Decreasing California's Pretrial Population
Unsentenced individuals comprise over 60% of California's statewide jail population. Therefore, decreasing the number of people detained pretrial can alleviate unnecessary use of jail beds and…
CJCJ Statement on the Governor’s Budget May Revision for FY 2014-15
CJCJ's response to Governor Jerry Brown's FY 2014-15 Budget May Revision.
State Committee Recommends a Need for Data and Accountability
On Thursday, May 8, California’s Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) heard a series of presentations from its Juvenile Justice Standing Committee (JJSC) around data, education, and…
Named legislation rarely protects the public
Bills authored in response to specific events are well-meaning but will rarely result in good public policy.
Building a New Juvenile Justice System
The Board of State and Community Corrections is responsible for allocating $80 million dollars in juvenile facility construction funding. It is time to use this fiscal allocation differently and…
California bill looks to send more youth to adult prison
SB 838 could dramatically increase the number of youth tried and sentenced in the adult criminal justice system. CJCJ strongly opposes this bill because it fails to deter crime, denies young people…
To Seal or Not To Seal – California Taking a Progressive Approach to Sealing Juvenile Records
CJCJ's Gabrielle Marchand analyzes recent legislation for California's justice-involved youth, which provides them with a clean slate and ample opportunities for future success
New Lenses for Positive Change
CJCJ's Katrina Han discusses the need for thoughtful and deliberate juvenile justice intervention strategies.
A Survey of Key Juvenile Justice Legislation for California
Public safety issues are especially challenging given the state’s ongoing prison overcrowding crisis and the ever-evolving juvenile justice system. Yet, 2014 already brings some exceptional…
Why Statistical Bigotry Is Just Bigotry, Round 2
Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson shows once again how statistics are misused to justify prejudicial policing
Missouri's Innovative Concept Academy: One Powerful Idea
The Innovative Concept Academy in St. Louis City, Missouri shows how one powerful idea can come to life when you are willing to think outside the box and challenge the status quo.
Kicked Out of School for Not Being “Feminine” Enough
Girls growing up face hurdles concerning gender identity and this bears directly to what they face upon entering the juvenile justice system.
San Francisco’s Sheriff implements Obamacare
Sheriff Mirkarimi discusses his plans to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in San Francisco.

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