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Why more states are considering marijuana legalization
- Jul 1, 2015
- The Christian Science Monitor cites CJCJ's report "Reforming Marijuana Laws: Which Approach Best Reduces the Harms of Criminalization? A Five-State Analysis" when discussing Oregon's legalization of…
May news from CJCJ
- May 31, 2015
- The plummeting arrest rates of California's children; Patti Lee honored as a trailblazer of juvenile justice reform; and California leaders work to implement Prop 47.
CJCJ in the news: Black women in San Francisco arrested way more often than white women, report shows
- May 27, 2015
- Fusion shares CJCJ's recent factsheet on the disproportionately high arrests rates of black women in San Francisco compared to their white counterparts.
The Plummeting Arrest Rates of California's Children
- May 20, 2015
- A dramatic development with profound implications for Califorina's criminal justice system has occured over the last three decades: an enormous decline in arrests among the youngest Californians.
CJCJ in the news: The over-policing of black women in SF
- May 11, 2015
- San Francisco Public Defender, Jeff Adachi, discusses CJCJ's recent report on the city's disproportionate arrests of African American women.
CJCJ in the news: S.F. police scandal focuses on dwindling number of blacks
- May 9, 2015
- The Los Angeles Times highlights CJCJ's 2012 report on San Francisco's disproportionate arrests of African Americans for drug felonies.
April News from CJCJ
- Apr 30, 2015
- Formerly incarcerated Californians advocate for reform; San Francisco's Racially Disproportionate Arrest Rates Persist; CJCJ youth client gets a fresh start
CJCJ in the news: San Francisco Criminal Justice Leaders Push for Change at Race Summit
- Apr 30, 2015
- CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males discusses his latest findings on racially disproportionate arrests in San Francisco.
CJCJ in the news: African Americans cited for resisting arrest at high rate in S.F.
- Apr 29, 2015
- SF Gate highlights CJCJ's study on the disproportionate arrest rates of African American women in San Francisco.
San Francisco's Disproportionate Arrest Rates of African American Women Persist
- Apr 29, 2015
- A new CJCJ fact sheet analyzing data shows the disproportionately high arrest rates of African American women in San Francisco.
March News from CJCJ
- Mar 31, 2015
- California allies convene to keep youth out of the adult system; CJCJ testifies on the consequences of a felony conviction; CJCJ program pairs college students with youth in Juvenile Hall
CJCJ in the News: The War on Drugs Is Burning Out
- Jan 9, 2015
- Rolling Stone discusses a recent CJCJ report on marijuana reform.
December News from CJCJ
- Dec 30, 2014
- CJCJ helps spread holiday cheer; Executive Director Dan Macallair offers expertise on new justice show; CJCJ fights for rights of children visiting incarcerated parents
November news from CJCJ
- Nov 26, 2014
- Cameo House's new alternative sentencing program opens its doors; CJCJ releases new resource to help people get a fresh start; After Proposition 47: Following the Money
CJCJ in the news: Proposition 47 releases, resentencings begin in Lake County
- Nov 18, 2014
- Lake County News highlights CJCJ's recent brief estimating the county-level impact of Proposition 47.
CJCJ in the news: What To Expect Now That California Passed Prop 47
- Nov 7, 2014
- FiveThirtyEight highlights CJCJ's recent brief estimating the county-level impact of Proposition 47.
October news from CJCJ
- Oct 31, 2014
- October news: In memory of Roland Carey, director of youth housing program; Proposition 47 could generate significant cost savings for counties; For SF's formerly incarcerated, job opportunities in…
New CJCJ report: Prop 47 could save counties millions, reduce jail populations
- Lizzie Buchen and Michael Males, Oct 16, 2014
- A new CJCJ brief estimates the potential county-level savings and jail population reductions that could result from implementing Proposition 47, which would reclassify low-level drug and property…
September news from CJCJ
- Sep 30, 2014
- September news: Gov. Brown signs bills that may reduce incarceration in California; New CJCJ report analyzes impact of marijuana reform; Proposition 47 could generate significant cost savings for…
Proposition 47: Estimating Local Savings and Jail Population Reductions, Summary
- Sep 25, 2014
- Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014, could generate costs savings for three counties between $135 million and $236 million.
Reforming marijuana laws: Which approach best reduces the harms of criminalization?
- Mike Males and Lizzie Buchen, Sep 24, 2014
- A new CJCJ report shows marijuana decriminalization across all ages could result in more harm reduction than 21-and-older legalization.
Proposition 47: Estimating Local Savings and Jail Population Reductions
- Mike Males and Lizzie Buchen, Sep 11, 2014
- CJCJ estimates savings and jail population reductions in individual counties as a result of implementing Proposition 47.
Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting July 10, 2014
- Brian Goldstein, Aug 4, 2014
- Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.
July Newsletter: Advancing Alternatives to Incarceration
- Aug 4, 2014
- In Fresno, a community-based approach to pretrial reform; Expert helps Cameo House strengthen its women-centered approach; A new approach for juvenile facilities in California.
Pretrial Services: An Effective Alternative to Monetary Bail
- Courtney Lam, Jul 30, 2014
- Most people in California's jails have not had their day in court — they are detained because they are simply too poor to post bail.
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