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New Fact Sheet: A Decade of Declines in Violence Among San Francisco Youth
A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that v iolent crimes fell by 64 percent among youth in San Francisco in the last ten years.
New Fact Sheet: Crime in L.A. County’s Major Cities Decline Amid Statewide Justice Reform
New CJCJ research finds crime rates have declined among Los Angeles County's major cities during California's justice reform era (2010-2018).
New Fact Sheet: Urban Crime Declines During California's Justice Reform Era (2010-2018)
A new CJCJ publication analyzes urban crime across 73 large cities and finds that crime rates in California have declined during a period of large-scale criminal justice reform.
New Report: A Guide to Supporting Justice-Involved Youth during Reentry
A new practical guide for juvenile justice and social service providers emphasizes collaborative, holistic support and meaningful engagement with youth and their families during the reentry process.
New Report: Pervasive Violence and Isolation at California's Division of Juvenile Justice Endanger Youth
CJCJ's comprehensive review of conditions at California’s state-run youth correctional system finds a return to its historically grievous conditions that isolate and traumatize youth.
New Rights for Youth in Juvenile Halls, Ranches & Camps
Recent revisions to the Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities establish new rights for youth in local juvenile justice facilities as of January 1, 2019. Share this guide to help inform youth,…
New Fact Sheet: Fresno County Shows Favorable Crime Trends in the Justice Reform Era (2010-2017)
A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that, amid substantial statewide criminal justice reform, Fresno County and the City of Fresno have experienced generally positive crime trends including a 28 percent drop…
New Report: California Juvenile Justice Funding in Five Bay Area Counties Shows Opportunity for Reinvestment
A new CJCJ report investigates how California's counties spend millions meant to serve youth locally and finds spending priorities that are out of step with juvenile justice trends and best practices.
New Fact Sheet: Local Juvenile Justice Facilities Can Absorb State Youth Correctional Population
CJCJ's new fact sheet finds unprecedented available capacity in California's county-run juvenile halls, camps, and ranches due to declines in juvenile arrests and reductions in juvenile justice…
New Fact Sheet: Costs Rise Amid Falling Populations at California’s Division of Juvenile Justice
A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that state spending at California’s state youth correctional system continues to rise despite continued reductions in its youth population.
New Fact Sheet: Racial Disparities Persist Amid Large Drug Arrest Declines in San Francisco
A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that disproportionate felony drug arrests among African Americans in San Francisco continue during a period of drastic changes in the city’s drug policing and…
New Fact Sheet: Crime in California Cities Remains Stable Through Justice Reform Era (2010-2017)
A new fact sheet from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice finds that, during a period of large-scale criminal justice reform, California’s urban crime rates remained stable.
California Youth Continue to Bring Steep Declines in Juvenile Arrests
CJCJ’s new fact sheet shows youth arrests in California are at a historical low, following a decades-long pattern of decline.
White Residents of Urban Sanctuary Counties are Safer from Deadly Violence than White Residents in Non-Sanctuary Counties
CJCJ’s new report shows “sanctuary” areas are associated with enhanced safety and lower rates of deadly violence for white residents.
Los Angeles County Crime Rates Show Wide Local Variation During Justice Reform Era, 2010-2016
CJCJ’s new fact sheet shows Los Angeles County crime trends, like trends across the state, appear to be highly localized during the justice reform era.
New Report: Youth Prosecution after Prop 57
Addressing Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Disparities after the Repeal of Direct File
Most California Jurisdictions Show Declines in Property Crime During Justice Reform Era
CJCJ’s new report shows wide variations in local crime trends, with most jurisdictions reporting declines amid Public Safety Realignment, Prop 47, and Prop 57.
Refuting Fear: Immigration, Youth, and CA’s Stunning Declines in Crime and Violence
A new CJCJ report finds crime and violence have decreased as racial and ethnic diversity and immigration increased in California, particularly among young people.
California’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Reports High Recidivism Despite Surging Costs
CJCJ's new fact sheet finds that the costs of confining youth in California’s state youth correctional syste are expected to climb to $271,318 per youth.
New Report: Urban Crime Trends Remain Stable Through California’s Policy Reform Era (2010-2016)
CJCJ's new fact sheet finds that, despite the implementation of large-scale criminal justice reforms, California’s urban crime rates remained stable from 2010 through early 2016.
New Report: Declining Drug Enforcement After Proposition 47
A new report finds arrests and citations for drug possession have decreased in Los Angeles and San Diego counties after the passage of Prop 47.
New Report: The Prosecution of Youth as Adults in California
A new report presents 2015 trends in California’s use of “direct file,” wherein prosecutors are granted sole discretion to file charges against youth as young as 14 years old…
New Report: Violent Crime Arrests of Youth in California Expected to Decline Through 2020
CJCJ's new research report predicts ongoing declines in the violent felony arrest rate of California's youth through 2020.
New Report: Prop 47 and Crime in 2015
CJCJ's new report provides a comparison of county-level crime changes to jail population changes and prison releases after the passage of Prop 47.
Fact Sheet: California's Youth and Young Adult Arrest Rates Continue a Historic Decline
A new fact sheet from CJCJ shows that, in 2015, arrests of young people under age 25 dropped below 2014 levels and continue a decades-long trend of decline

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