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Proposition 36: Implementation and Adjudication
On May 2nd, Stanford Law School is hosting a conference on the safe and effective implementation of Proposition 36.
REALIGNMENT: Is it to blame for more crime?
Riverside County struggling with overcrowded jails and an uptick in violent crime, chronic unemployment cited as a factor.
Report smacks Monterey County for sending more than its share of felons to prison.
By sending more non-violent felons to prison than the state average, Monterey County isn’t doing as much as it could to help efforts for prison realignment, according to a new report.
Up Front
Senior Research Fellow, Mike Males, discusses Realignment's impact on county-by-county disparities.
Gangs taking to the suburbs, including Albemarle
Treating people who come from places where gangs proliferate as gang members themselves only perpetuates the cycle, Maccallair said.
CJCJ Newsletter - Latest on AB 109 and juvenile justice reform
CJCJ forges ahead with reform efforts in 2013
Radio Smart Talk: School Safety
What Sandy Hook [-] did was shine a spotlight on school safety.
NEW REPORT: counties’ large disparities in imprisonment underlie ongoing prison crisis
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CJCJ report analyzes new data from the last quarter of 2012. Finds county disparities contribute to prison crisis and impact all CA taxpayers.
Officials find no easy conclusions in prison realignment review
Nearly 18 months after the state's prison realignment law took effect, Merced officials agree the jury is still out on whether it meets its intended goals.
Announcing Merger and Plans to Rebrand
We are pleased to announce an exciting development for the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ). CJCJ’s merger with the Northern California Service League (NCSL) is now complete. The…
Announcing Relocation and Updated Contact Information
In conjunction with the merger, CJCJ relocated into the former-NCSL headquarters in April 2012 at 40 Boardman Place, San Francisco, CA 94103 . Please update your contact information with our new…
CJCJ Newsletter - Announcing Merger and Plans to Rebrand Identity
Exciting news for CJCJ
Merced sheriff unveils vision for AB 109 locally with new Trident Center
Merced County Sheriff Mark Pazin on Thursday unveiled a new one-stop shop to provide various services to county jail inmates released under the guidelines established by Assembly Bill 109, the…
Police hiring boom hits Bay Area departments
After years of cutbacks, layoffs -- and now climbing crime rates -- police departments throughout the Bay Area have begun taking on new recruits again.
Overall crime down in Merced County's unincorporated areas
Overall crime in the county's unincorporated areas went down more than 5 percent in 2012, according to data released by the Merced County Sheriff's Department this month.
Daniel Macallair presenting at the California Correctional Crisis 2013
On March 21-22, 2013, the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, the UC Hastings Criminal Justice Institute, and the California Correctional Crisis Blog will present a symposium adrressing…
Kate McCracken presenting at the SF Public Defenders Justice Summit 2013
On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, the San Francisco Public Defender's Office is hosting its annual Justice Summit for 2013, celebrating 50 years of Gideon .
SFSU hosts panel on Promoting Public Policy Reform, Feb. 21, 2013
On February 21, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm San Francisco State University is hosting a panel discussion entitled, Promoting Public Policy Reform from Inside and Outside Government , at SF…
Monterey County works to track data on realignment, crime rate
Now, despite the somewhat quixotic nature of the quest, Monterey County officials are working to come up with a more fact-based view of local crime and whether state prisoner realignment plays any…
For Troubled Youth, Prison-like Settings do more Harm than Good
In the early morning hours of May 11, 2011, while sleeping on his living room sofa, Jeffrey Hall was shot dead from point-blank range. The killer was Hall’s son who had a long history of…
CJCJ Newsletter - Criminal justice decision points need deeper reforms
Data-driven analyses hold lessons for practitioners
CJCJ presents at WSC Conference 2013
On Saturday, February 9, 2013, CJCJ will present at the Western Society of Criminology Annual Conference in Berkeley, CA.
A look at Bill Bratton's crime rate track record
With the City of Oakland now bringing in a big name lawman to help fight crime -- we have a look at his track record.
Realignment's effect should be revealed
Gov. Jerry Brown's "realignment" of the state's penal system is a year old and he claims it's been so successful in reducing prison overcrowding that federal judges should butt out, even though it…
For Real Prison Reform, Longer is Not Always Better
Last week, while defiantly declaring the end of California's prison crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown insisted further reductions in prison overcrowding "cannot be achieved without the early release of…

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