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To Seal or Not To Seal – California Taking a Progressive Approach to Sealing Juvenile Records
CJCJ's Gabrielle Marchand analyzes recent legislation for California's justice-involved youth, which provides them with a clean slate and ample opportunities for future success
New Lenses for Positive Change
CJCJ's Katrina Han discusses the need for thoughtful and deliberate juvenile justice intervention strategies.
Probation Reports: What we can learn from the 'most important' documents in the criminal justice system
The North Coast Journal explores the importance about pre-sentence investigation reports. Execuvite Director, Daniel Macallair, discusses this in detail in the article.
A Survey of Key Juvenile Justice Legislation for California
Public safety issues are especially challenging given the state’s ongoing prison overcrowding crisis and the ever-evolving juvenile justice system. Yet, 2014 already brings some exceptional…
Racial Disparity in Juvenile Facilities Increased as Overall Incarceration Plummeted, Report Says
CJCJ's Executive Director Dan Macallair highlights the need for local community-based service organizations.
Brian Goldstein's testimony at Assembly Select Committee on Justice Reinvestment
Brian Goldstein, CJCJ's Policy Analyst, provides testimony to the Assembly Select Committee on Justice Reinvestment on March 18, 2014.
OP-ED: The Teenage Brain, New Science or the Same Old Prejudice?
Senior Research Fellow Mike Males explores youth development, behavior, and prejudice in an Op-ed featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
'Audrie's Law' targets rapes of passed-out teens
Senate Bill 838, "Audrie's Law" would expand the ability of prosecutors to unilaterally charge youth as adults. Is this another example of knee-jerk policy?
President Obama to Youth of Color: You’re on Your Own
Mike Males critiques the President's new My Brother's Keeper initiative, asking why the federal government is not investing in measures to reduce youth poverty.
Kids for Cash
Senior Research Fellow Randy Shelden revisits his previous examination of the perils of privatization of youth prisons and detention centers.
The Negative Impact of Solitary Confinement on Youth
“Punitive segregation” and “therapeutic modules” describe interventions correctional facility staff use on confined youth. These interventions might sound innocuous, but what…
OP-ED: Are Teenage Crime Proneness and Adolescent Risk Taking Obsolete Myths?
Mike Males, Senior Research Fellow is Op-ed is featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
Is "Child Prostitution" the Real "Epidemic"?
There are much larger, unmentioned "epidemics" behind what we call "child prostititution" authorities and media splashes are refusing to confront
Millions of new dollars to fight Chicago "youth violence" -- but no new ideas
The new Get In Chicago partnership is raising tens of millions of dollars to "tackle juvenile violence" and wants "fresh approaches." Our first suggestion: stop tackling "juvenile violence" and start…
DJF Update: Need for authentic, integrated reform
California’s youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF), commonly referred to as DJJ, is entering its tenth year under a consent decree to reform its practices to…
What Goes Around, Comes Around
Senior Research Fellow Randall Shelden reflects on historic training schools as many bodies are found at Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Florida.
CNN, “Experts” Reiterate the Press’s Ethic: It’s OK to Lie about Kids
Why do the media erroneously create and publicize misperceptions about the moral development of teens, rather than correct them?
OP-ED: A New Approach Needed for Byrne-JAG Funding in California
CJCJ's Policy Analyst, Brian Goldstein, discusses Byrne-JAG funding in California.
Planning for the future of justice-involved youth
Dispositional case planning is the heart of juvenile probation services. It is the art of crafting a case plan presented to the Judge describing the recommended provision of services for the…
Using Community-Based Alternatives to Best Address Status Offenses
What is the best way to address the challenges of youth who break curfew, skip school, or runaway from home? Local justice leaders and policymakers would be wise to support cost-effective and…
CJCJ Newsletter - Interact with new 2012 juvenile justice data
New 2012 youth crime data released, publication on a model youth justice program in Solano County, and our journal releases its Fall 2013 edition.
Knockout game: Videos of the teen attacks go viral; the crime’s not viral
Knockout game: A violent teen prank – seen in videos, but probably still an isolated trend – highlights the need to establish strong connections between young people and their community.
Oakland City Council Considers Youth Curfew
KCBS reports on the proposed Oakland youth curfew which is being considered tonight by the Board of Supervisors.
OP-ED: Why Don’t Youth Curfews Work?
Senior Research Fellow Mike Males examines curfews for young people in an Op-ed released in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
Today on Your Call: Do youth curfews make a city safer?
KALW radio's Your Call discusses the ineffectiveness of curfews with Mike Males, in light of the recent curfew proposal in Oakland, CA.

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