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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.
California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 1)
- Rebecca Wegley, Aug 4, 2016
- 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
- Erica Webster, Jul 26, 2016
- CJCJ's interactive map now shows 6-year trends for county criminal and juvenile justice practices and statewide disparities
Ban the Box: Helpful or Harmful?
- Rebecca Wegley, Jul 14, 2016
- A new study reveals an unintended consequence of Ban the Box legislation. How does this impact job seekers?
California legislature hears pros and cons of statewide sentencing reform
- Erica Webster, Jul 6, 2016
- Criminal and juvenile justice reform advocates testified in support of Governor Brown's ballot initiative Proposition 57, which would roll back disastrous, pro-mass incarceration policy.
The California Legislature Approves Additional $270 Million for Jail Construction
- Maureen Washburn, Jun 21, 2016
- On June 15, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 844, creating yet another allocation for local criminal justice facility construction.
Crime and Violence by San Francisco Youth Plunges 80 percent in Last 20 Years
- Mike Males, Jun 15, 2016
- But strangely, youth entering the system are twice as likely to be incarcerated today.
Harnessing County Level Prop 47 Savings
- Rebecca Wegley, Jun 2, 2016
- Prop 47 cost savings are not being fully realized at the county level. County officials and community groups must act to ensure these savings are reinvested into community-based programs.
A Special Goodbye
- Dinky Manek Enty, Jun 1, 2016
- Ten-year-old Eva was sad and upset — after six years of visiting her dad weekly in jail, everything was changing. Her father was going to prison.
Informed Policymaking Begins with Data Collection
- Maureen Washburn, May 24, 2016
- Recently proposed legislation would expand the California Department of Justice’s data collection apparatus and propel justice system reform.
California Must Prioritize In-Person Visits
- Brian Goldstein, May 17, 2016
- California’s county jails are exacerbating the collateral consequences of incarceration by adopting "video visitation" instead of allowing family members and children to visit in person.
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