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End Mass Incarceration. Stop Prosecuting Youth as Adults.
Youth tried as adults generally experience worse outcomes and higher rates of incarceration than their juvenile court counterparts.By ending the transfer of young people to adult court and harnessing…
New Centers for Disease Control report shows U.S. officials still won’t address gun violence
Political leaders prefer relying on remedial programs rather than confronting widespread poverty and inequality.
The Gift of a Second Chance #GivingTuesday
By participating in #GivingTuesday, your tax-deductible donation will support the unique services CJCJ provides, and give hope to those who have been affected by California's juvenile and criminal…
Misdirected Juvenile Justice Consensus Creates Backwards Policy
The historic plunge in juvenile crime threatens key interests. The paradoxical response: revival of the obsolete myth that adolescents are innate criminals.
November BSCC meeting kick starts big projects
Last week, the Board of State and Community Corrections approved $500 million in county facility construction funding and appointed chairs for its Proposition 47 subcommittee.
New Reform: Same as the Old Reform
Two lessons from CJCJ Executive Director Dan Macallair’s new history of California juvenile justice: (1) Beware of the status quo; (2) Beware of “reform.”
California Improves Juvenile Record Sealing Process
CJCJ updates Seal It to reflect improvements made by new legislation
The Business of Guns
Even after all the mass shootings in the U.S, few are talking about two important issues: American gun culture and the business of guns. Gun deathse are expected to surpass vehicale deaths in 2015,…
Guns: Amid more tragedy, the hopeful realities everyone ignores
There are some surprisingly positive developments for politicians and lobbyists ready to conclude today’s endless quarrel.
Why has crime plummeted?
Does the stunning increase in educational achievement among young people over the last 20 years explain why nearly every “adolescent risk” (homicide, drug abuse, and violent death) has…
Monterey County residents discuss impact of Proposition 47
On September 10, local elected officials, community leaders, and neighbors in Monterey County’s City of Seaside gathered to learn about the impact of Proposition 47 on state policymaking and…
CJCJ and San Francisco Training Partnership strive to provide a second chance
“When people get out of prison, they are being released into this chaotic city — a city that has greatly transformed in recent years — and it’s a fragile time,” says…
Assembly Select Committee Hears from Youth of Color
Community groups, advocate organizations, and young people of color who compose the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color meet with legislators, discuss policy, and request that community leaders have…
Enough Nonsense on Youthful (In)competence
Pre-judging the individual guilt of the Santa Cruz 15-year-old accused of murdering a child is not just, and judging all 15-year-olds as incompetent is not science.
CJCJ’s Sentencing Service Program keeps youth in juvenile court
When a prosecutor wants to try a youth as an adult, defense attorneys reach out to Nisha Ajmani, program manager for CJCJ’s Sentencing Service Program (SSP) , to keep that youth in the…
California Court Rules Proposition 47 Applies to Youth
This July, California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal held that a San Diego youth was eligible to reclassify his sentence from a felony to misdemeanor under California’s Proposition 47,…
California crime keeps going down in 2014
This month, the Attorney General of California released new data for 2014 showing that crime in the state continued its downward trend.
Does Anyone Have a Solution to Gun Violence?
Gun violence is horrific. Why are we tolerating today’s going-nowhere political debate?
CJCJ clinical case managers set clients on the path to rehabilitation
CJCJ’s juvenile justice services programs utilize intensive supervision and clinical services (ISCS) to address the unique needs of clients and help them reenter their communities.
Like Our Veterans, Justice-Involved Youth are Survivors of Traumatic Violence
Veterans and youth in the justice system have something in common—trauma. California’s juvenile courts should address this trauma through treatment, not incarceration.
A Modest Theory of Why Conservatives Suddenly Champion Criminal Justice Reform
A sudden conversion to religious forgiveness and fiscal prudence on prison budgets? There’s a more plausible reason, one no one is talking about.
Community-Based Leadership of Color is Necessary for Effective Reform
In California, people of color are more strongly represented at every stage of the criminal justice system except in decision-making roles.
How Will California Spend $500 Million for Criminal Justice Facilities?
On June 10th, California's Board of State and Community Corrections will meet to finalize the request for proposals (RFP) for $500 million in adult facility construction funding. These funding…
Two Nations, One Black, One White, Separate and Unequal
So it was said, almost 50 years ago, by the Kerner Commission, in their report on the riots of the 1960s. Their exact words were : “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one…
Why Do We Resist Individualized Justice?
“Demographic determinism” persists even among progressives. It needs to stop.

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