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California’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Reports High Recidivism Despite Surging Costs
- Maureen Washburn, Apr 18, 2017
- 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)
- Mike Males, Feb 8, 2017
- 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
- Jan 10, 2017
- 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
- Oct 18, 2016
- 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
- Oct 4, 2016
- 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
- Sep 21, 2016
- 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
- Aug 16, 2016
- 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
Failure After Farrell: Violence and Inadequate Mental Health Care in California's Division of Juvenile Justice
- Aug 11, 2016
- CJCJ's new report finds, in California's state youth corrections system, violence has increased, gang culture is pervasive, and mental health treatment is at times nonexistent.
California Sentencing Institute now shows county trends for 2009-2014
- Erica Webster, Jul 26, 2016
- CJCJ's interactive map now shows 6-year trends for county criminal and juvenile justice practices and statewide disparities
June News from CJCJ: Two new reports and a trip to Alcatraz
- Erica Webster, Jun 30, 2016
- CJCJ youth explore Alcatraz and strengthen bonds with mentors; new CJCJ reports examine the prosecution of youth as adults; and the Children's Waiting Rooms receive donations for families.
Justice by Geography: Do Politics Influence the Prosecution of Youth as Adults?
- Jun 9, 2016
- CJCJ’s new report finds that counties with Republican district attorneys are more likely to directly file youth in adult, criminal court.
New Report! Direct File Rates Arbitrarily Rising for Youth of Color
- Jun 7, 2016
- A new report examining the prosecution of youth as adults in California documents variations by county in the use of “direct file” and its disproportionate impact on youth of color.
National Reentry Week & April News from CJCJ
- Apr 29, 2016
- CJCJ'S Direct service team reflects on National Reentry Wee , San Francisco leadership discusses Prop. 47's impact on crime, & CJCJ advocates for community opportunity at the state Senate.
March newsletter: New Prop. 47 report, CASI updates & more!
- Mar 31, 2016
- Is Prop. 47 to Blame for California's 2015 Increase in Urban Crime?; California Sentencing Institute now includes 2013 data; CJCJ's Matt Snope presents on unemployment after incarceration.
KPFA 94.1-FM Berkeley: Fresno Legislator Seeks Changes To Prop. 47
- Mar 24, 2016
- Assem. Jim Patterson seeks to amend Prop. 47 based on claims that it increased crime. KFPA interviews Mike Males about CJCJ's new report finding no definitive correlation between Prop. 47 and crime.
CJCJ in the news: Analysis Disputes Argument that CA's Proposition 47 Led To Crime Rise
- Mar 17, 2016
- The Crime Report highlights CJCJ's new report analyzing Prop. 47's impact on crime.
New Report! Is Proposition 47 to Blame for California's 2015 Increase in Urban Crime?
- Mike Males, Mar 15, 2016
- A new CJCJ report by Mike Males finds no obvious effects associated with Prop. 47 that would be expected if the reform measure had produced a consistent impact on crime.
Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting November 12, 2015
- Erica Webster, Feb 16, 2016
- Unofficial meeting minutes from the November 2015 BSCC meeting.
CJCJ in the news: Dear America, Time to Open the Bank of Justice
- Jan 14, 2016
- Houston's Forward Times cites a CJCJ report showing the many different ways African American youth are disproportionately represented in both the juvenile and criminal justice systems nationwide.
Update to CJCJ's Farrell Litigation Timeline
- Erica Webster, Jan 4, 2016
- CJCJ has updated it's Farrell Litigation Timeline to include relevant events from 2013 - 2015.
September news from CJCJ: Executive Director publishes history of California juvenile justice system
- Sep 30, 2015
- After the Doors Were Locked: California's juvenile justice history; JJS supports youth on Polynesia Violence Prevention Day; CJCJ participates in Monterey County Proposition 47 town hall
CJCJ in the news: The Push to Imprison California's Low-Level Offenders
- Sep 24, 2015
- As critics fault Proposition 47 for a spike in crime—which reduced some minor offenses from felonies to misdemeanors—the East Bay Express cites expert criminologists and CJCJ to explain…
August news from CJCJ
- Aug 31, 2015
- CJCJ clients gain leadership skills and enjoy the outdoors; Realignment and crime in 2014: California's violent crime in decline; Youth of color visit state representatives to discuss key legislation
Realignment and Crime in 2014: California's Violent Crime in Decline
- Aug 26, 2015
- A new report from CJCJ analyzes the increased Realigned population's effect on county crime and finds that there is no causal relationship.
CJCJ in the news: As California becomes more diverse, youth arrests continue to plummet
- Aug 6, 2015
- Sacramento News & Review interviews CJCJ's Mike Males on his report "The Plummeting Arrest Rates of California's Children" detailing the dramatic decline in youth arrests over the past 30 years.
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