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Spotlight on Solano: Youth thrive through county innovation
A closer look at Solano County's self-sufficient juvenile justice practices.
Locked up and Shipped Away: Interstate Prisoner Transfers & the Private Prison Industry
A look at the dangers of relying on interstate transfer of prisoners to reduce overcrowding in state facilities, citing CJCJ's recent study on the topic.
Oakland City Council Considers Youth Curfew
KCBS reports on the proposed Oakland youth curfew which is being considered tonight by the Board of Supervisors.
Home from prison
This San Francisco Bay Guardian article highlights CJCJ's Cameo House program.
CJCJ Newsletter - Saying goodbye to CJCJ's Supportive Living Program
CJCJ's Supportive Living Program closes its doors and policy staff report on the ineffectiveness of curfews.
OP-ED: Why Don’t Youth Curfews Work?
Senior Research Fellow Mike Males examines curfews for young people in an Op-ed released in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
Today on Your Call: Do youth curfews make a city safer?
KALW radio's Your Call discusses the ineffectiveness of curfews with Mike Males, in light of the recent curfew proposal in Oakland, CA.
Weed More Likely Than Rape or Murder to Get an Undocumented Immigrant Detained
The Drug Policy Alliance's Amanda Reiman discusses a recent CJCJ report on Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds and what suspected criminal activities were most likely to result in detainment.
Ella Baker Has a New Boss; Meet Problem-Solver Zach Norris
This article featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange discusses new leadership at the Ella Baker Center in Oakland.
CJCJ Newsletter - Tell the Governor to sign these bills!
A run down of California's legislative session, SF's Due Process for All Ordinance, and a call for your support of Cameo House.
Weed more likely than rape to get immigrant detained, report charges
A new report suggests that a suspected undocumented immigrant convicted of possessing pot may be more likely to face immigration detention than one who’s been convicted of rape.
Civil Immigration Detention is Not an Appropriate Use of Local Jails
CJCJ's Brian Goldstein Op-ed in the California Progress Report considers if federal immigration enforcement should consume finite local public safety resources and capacity.
CJCJ's Senior Mentoring Coordinator, Karen Moore, honored
Karen Moore, Youth Justice Mentoring Program staff member honored with 2013 Cheyenne Bell Award.
Leaders in the Field Weigh in on the Effectiveness of Diversion Programming
An article in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange examines diversion programs for justice-involved youth.
Oakland youth curfew proposed to help fight crime
"It is pretty ineffective," Daniel Macallair said of a curfew. "Most of it is for symbolic purposes. It is kind of the fallback policy for policymakers when they don't know what else to do."
Op-ed: Statistical Bigotry is Just Bigotry
CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow, Mike Males, is featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
Monterey County has among highest imprisonment rates
A report released this week by a nonprofit advocacy group, the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, says there are wide disparities across California in how state prisoner realignment is being…
CJCJ Board of Director member Patti Lee to receive Cheyenne Bell Award
Deputy Public Defender Patti Lee has been selected by the Center for Young Women's Development as a 2013 Cheyenne Bell award winner.
OP-ED: New Hope – Health Care for Justice-Involved Youth
An Op-ed by CJCJ staff discussing how the ACA, often referred to as Obamacare, will pave the way for justice-involved youth to have access to high-quality reentry and aftercare services.
CJCJ Newsletter - We can end the prison crisis safely
Tell the Gov. you don't support prison expansion, attend the drug policy conference of the year, and read about the intersection of immigration and criminal justice.
Calif. counties seek to reduce re-offense rate
Realignment creates an opportunity for local jursdictions to implement community-based interventions for individuals who have been charged with non-serious, non-sexual, and non-violent offenses.
Op-ed: The myth of youthful drug offenders
An Op-ed by Senior Research Fellow, Mike Males, featured in Reuters on August 19, 2013.
Report: Releasing undocumented immigrants could help relieve Calif.'s jail overcrowding
A new report from the Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice suggests California jails could alleviate overcrowding by refusing to detain non-criminals accused of immigration violations.
CJCJ Newsletter - Introducing our new mentoring program!
This month CJCJ began providing mentoring services to youth in detention, and staff visited innovative post-Realignment programs in San Francisco and published an op-ed on SB 260.
Op-ed: Troubled Young People Deserve Compassion, Not Punishment
More than 2,500 Californians are serving life sentences in prison for crimes they committed when they were younger than 18. At San Quentin, it is all too common to come across young men serving 35 or…

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