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Justice for All: Senate Bill 190
Senate Bill (SB) 190, which has passed the California Senate, aims to address the inequity of burdensome administrative fees levied against justice-involved youth and their families.
“Next Generation” of Justice Policy Leaders Gather and Mobilize in Sacramento
CJCJ and MILPA co-facilitated a two-day leadership and policy advocacy training for justice involved and formerly incarcerated individuals from across California.
CJCJ is hiring!
Are you passionate about criminal and juvenile justice issues? Do you want to work directly with justice-involved young people? Apply now to join our team!
Not Without Scars: The Story of Shirley LaMarr
San Francisco author Jim Dekker tells Cameo House Director Shirley LaMarr's story of survival after addiction and poverty, and what is possible with investment in people rather than incarceration.
Gun Politics Kills People
Declines in gun violence in three large, urban states with very different gun control regimes are being ignored because they challenge entrenched political agendas.
Help Abolish Regressive Juvenile Justice Fees in California
Juvenile administrative fees harm youth and families and undermine the rehabilitative intent of the juvenile justice system. A team of lawmakers, advocates, and researchers is working to bring an end…
California Must Better Protect the Health and Safety of Youth in Juvenile Halls
Right now, California is deciding how, and in some cases whether, to afford basic protections for youth confined in county juvenile halls and camps.
Weakening Prop 57 Reinforces Mass Incarceration
New legislation seeks to limit eligibility for Prop 57 reforms, thereby failing to address the root causes of mass incarceration and how we treat those who have committed violent crimes.
2017 Bills Could Limit Juvenile Shackling, Repeal Sentencing Enhancements, and More
This legislative session, CJCJ is co-sponsoring two justice reform bills and supporting others that seek to reduce California's reliance on incarceration.
"Free Our Dreams" and "Quest for Democracy" Highlight California’s Path to Justice Reform
On May 8th, groups from across California will come together in Sacramento to highlight the need for transformative justice policy reform that is strongly informed by the most impacted communities.
Returning to Reentry
Collaborative courts connect clients with needed services and emphasize rehabilitation over punishment.
CJCJ Co-sponsored Bills Clear Senate Policy Committees
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
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.

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