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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…
Sixteen Year-Olds Are Smart. Let Them Vote.
- Mike Males and Anthony Bernier, Oct 18, 2016
- CJCJ's Mike Males pens an op-ed for Washington Monthly calling on San Francisco voters to pass Proposition F and allow young people age 16 and older to vote in municple elections.
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.
CJCJ Director awarded Juvenile Advocate of the Year, plus new Prop 47 report!
- Oct 3, 2016
- Prop 47 and Crime in 2015, CJCJ's Executive Director awarded Juvenile Advocate of the Year, and dedicated CJCJ youth mentors featured in a major news outlet.
From juvenile detention to straight A's, with the help of a mentor
- Sep 29, 2016
- The Christian Science Monitor highlights CJCJ's Youth Justice Mentoring Program (YJM) and features interviews from clients and mentors about the impact of a caring adult role model.
The Lessons of California for Juvenile Justice Reform
- Daniel Macallair, Sep 26, 2016
- CJCJ's executive director pens an op-ed for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) on the lessons to be learned from the failures of California's state youth corrections system.
In Mental Health Care, Are We Treating the Symptom But Not the Cause?
- Sep 16, 2016
- New America Media quotes CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani on the ineffectiveness of mental health treatment for youth in detention for whom detention is often re-traumatizing.
Reports Cites Mental Health Treatment Gaps at California’s DJJ Facilities
- Aug 24, 2016
- The Chronicle of Social Change highlights a new CJCJ study on conditions at California's state youth correctional facilties.
KQED: Violence and Gang Activity Still Plague California's Juvenile Corrections Facilities
- Aug 23, 2016
- CJCJ's Erica Webster describes conditions at California's state youth correctional facilities on KQED's The California Report.
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.
CJCJ in the news: Young and Locked Up in Silicon Valley
- Aug 3, 2016
- The Santa Clara County district attorney has made a habit of charging 14-,15- and 16-year-olds as adults. Why?
July News from CJCJ
- Jul 29, 2016
- CASI now shows 6-year county trends, CJCJ youth spend a day of fun at California's Great America, and a recent CJCJ report is highlighted in national publication.
CJCJ in the news: Prosecuting Youth As Adults Creates Racial Disparities and ‘Justice-By-Geography’
- Jul 13, 2016
- Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed by CJCJ's Rebecca Wegley on the damage done by prosecuting youth as adults.
CJCJ youth explore Alcatraz and strengthen bonds with mentors
- Jun 30, 2016
- Youth Justice Mentoring Program staff, mentors and clients visit Alcatraz, learn about local history, and build lasting memories with friends.
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.
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.
CJCJ in the news: After the Doors Were Locked
- May 12, 2016
- National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) staff attorney Atasi Uppal reviews After the Doors Were Locked by CJCJ's Daniel Macallair for Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE).
Should Young People Be Banished from Public?
- Mike Males, May 6, 2016
- It’s for their own protection, leaders say, claiming “studies” show youth-control laws “prevent crime” and “save lives.” But do they? A critique of recent…
CJCJ in the news: Tenacity turned into treasure at San Francisco courts’ Children’s Waiting Room
- May 2, 2016
- San Francisco Bay View Newspaper highlights the important work of CJCJ's Children's Waiting Room staff.
California Reforms Creating County-Based Systems for 21st Century
- Daniel Macallair, Mar 16, 2016
- CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair writes an op-ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) on how California's plummeting youth crime rates creates an opportunity for more…
CJCJ in the news: Kids Are Becoming Less Violent. Adults Not So Much.
- Mar 11, 2016
- Mother Jones focuses on Mike Males research regarding the detrimental effects of childhood lead poisoning on crime trends.
Farrell’s End Gives True Juvenile Justice Reform a Chance
- Nisha Ajmani, Mar 2, 2016
- After the 2002 lawsuit against DJJ was dismissed on February 25, 2016, CJCJ urges youth California to avoid repeating mistakes of the past.
February News from CJCJ!
- Feb 29, 2016
- Sierra Health Foundation's Speaker Series features Daniel Macallair; New CJCJ collaborative offers reentry services after federal prison; and Daily Journal interviews Daniel Macallair about the…
Closing California's Division of Juvenile Facilities: An Analysis of County Institutional Capacity
- Erica Webster, Feb 27, 2016
- A review of how juvenile justice realignment has mad closing DJF possible.
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