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New Report: Lowest California Crime Rate in Recorded History
A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that California’s crime rate declined amid several major criminal justice reforms.
New Fact Sheet: DJJ Realignment Must Address Racial Justice as Youth of Color Are Harmed Most by the Justice System
As California moves to close the Division of Juvenile Justice, state leaders must ensure meaningful oversight and safeguards for youth of color as outlined is Senate Bill 823.
New Report: 2020 Ballot Initiative to Repeal Justice Reform Would Come at a High Cost to Californians
A state initiative, costing hundreds of millions of dollars annually, would exacerbate the COVID-19 crisis, crowd jails and prisons, and disproportionately impact communities of color.
New Fact Sheet: Urban Crime Rates Reach Record Lows Amid Large-Scale Justice Reform
A new fact sheet finds that urban crime rates have reached record lows amid several major criminal justice reforms.
New Report: California’s Youth Correctional Institutions Jeopardize Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
From overcrowding and unsanitary buildings to a lack of access to quality health care, DJJ facilities put youths' safety at risk.
New Fact Sheet: Spending on California’s Youth Correctional System Soars Amid Administrative Shifts
A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that state spending on California’s dangerous and prison-like youth correctional system is expected to soar amid an administrative reorganization.
California's Arrest Rate Falls to Record Low in Justice Reform Era (2011-2018)
A new CJCJ fact sheet shows that California's decades-long declines in arrests have continued through the state's justice reform era into 2018.
Closing San Francisco's Juvenile Hall: An Analysis of the Youth Population
New CJCJ research offers a deeper understanding of population trends within the San Francisco’s juvenile justice system amid planning for the closure of the city's juvenile hall.
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.

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