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California’s Crime Rate Falls to a Record Low in 2020, High Reliance on Incarceration not Linked to Lower Crime
A new report finds that California’s crime rate declined amid several major criminal justice reforms.
Crime trends and violence worse in California’s Republican-voting counties than Democratic-voting counties
California's Republican-voting counties exceed Democratic counties in homicide and other violent death, reported crime, criminal arrest, drug and alcohol death, gun death, and incarceration rates.
CJCJ’s Detention Diversion Advocacy Program (DDAP) significantly reduces youth recidivism
A brand-new evaluation of CJCJ’s DDAP finds that participation in this model diversion program cuts a youth’s risk of further juvenile justice system involvement.
New Report: California Urban Crime Declined in 2020 Amid Social and Economic Upheaval
In 2020, a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, the crime rate in California’s 72 largest cities declined by an average of 7 percent, falling to a historic low level.
Report Update: COVID-19 Cases Surging in CA Youth Prisons
COVID-19 cases inside the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) increased sevenfold in July. Now, another dangerous outbreak is putting youth at risk.
New Report: DJJ Fails to Protect Youth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 cases inside the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) increased sevenfold in July. Meanwhile, California is failing to prevent another dangerous outbreak.
New Report: Prop 20 Would Fuel Racial Injustice
CJCJ finds that Prop 20 will harm communities of color, with Black and Latino people at the greatest risk of justice system involvement and incarceration.
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: Proposition 20 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.

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