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New Reform: Same as the Old Reform
- Mike Males, Nov 5, 2015
- Two lessons from CJCJ Executive Director Dan Macallair’s new history of California juvenile justice: (1) Beware of the status quo; (2) Beware of “reform.”
October news from CJCJ
- Oct 30, 2015
- JCRT's Daniel Reyes promotes community-based services at national conference, a CJCJ youth client looks forward to the future, and After the Doors Were Locked by Daniel Macallair receives praise…
California Improves Juvenile Record Sealing Process
- Erica Webster, Oct 27, 2015
- CJCJ updates Seal It to reflect improvements made by new legislation
CJCJ in the news: SBCUSD board pressed to take action on suspension policy, citations
- Oct 21, 2015
- Students and community organizations gathered to protest the San Bernardino Unified School District's role in the school-to-prison pipeline. This IE article cites CJCJ's report revealing San…
CJCJ in the news: U.S. Should Adhere to Global Standards in How We Treat Our Youth
- Oct 19, 2015
- Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed by CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani contrasting the United States' treatment of youth in the justice system to that of other developed nations.
CJCJ in the news: KCBS interviews Daniel Macallair on sentencing youth to life without parole
- Oct 14, 2015
- On October 13th, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments to determine if its 2012 decision, prohibiting automatic sentencing of juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole,…
CJCJ in the news: With Juvenile Deincarceration, Jerry Miller Was First One Over the Wall
- Sep 3, 2015
- CJCJ's executive director, Daniel Macallair, is honored as a "feisty Miller acolyte" by the Chronicle of Social Change after the passing of the great Jerry Miller.
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
Enough Nonsense on Youthful (In)competence
- Mike Males, Aug 25, 2015
- Pre-judging the individual guilt of the Santa Cruz 15-year-old accused of murdering a child is not just, and judging all 15-year-olds as incompetent is not science.
CJCJ’s Sentencing Service Program keeps youth in juvenile court
- Erica Webster, Aug 20, 2015
- When a prosecutor wants to try a youth as an adult, defense attorneys reach out to Nisha Ajmani, program manager for CJCJ’s Sentencing Service Program (SSP) , to keep that youth in the…
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.
California Court Rules Proposition 47 Applies to Youth
- Brian Goldstein, Aug 4, 2015
- This July, California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal held that a San Diego youth was eligible to reclassify his sentence from a felony to misdemeanor under California’s Proposition 47,…
July news from CJCJ
- Jul 31, 2015
- CJCJ welcomes Cameo House's new director, Shirley Lamarr; Men's Wearhouse donates suits to CJCJ program graduates; Nisha Ajmani calls for trauma-informed care in the juvenile system
CJCJ clinical case managers set clients on the path to rehabilitation
- Lauren Barretto, Jul 8, 2015
- CJCJ’s juvenile justice services programs utilize intensive supervision and clinical services (ISCS) to address the unique needs of clients and help them reenter their communities.
Like Our Veterans, Justice-Involved Youth are Survivors of Traumatic Violence
- Nisha Ajmani, Jun 30, 2015
- Veterans and youth in the justice system have something in common—trauma. California’s juvenile courts should address this trauma through treatment, not incarceration.
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.
Former justice-involved youth should be key players in creating policy
- Lauren Barretto, May 5, 2015
- Policymakers, law-enforcement, and advocates must include justice-involved youth when making decisions that affect these young people and their communities.
CJCJ in the news: It’s Poverty, Not the 'Teenage Brain,' That Causes the Most Youth Crime
- Mar 27, 2015
- Pacific Standard Magazine highlights research by CJCJ's Mike Males on the role of poverty in causing youth crime.
Preteen crime is disappearing from California
- Mike Males, Dec 1, 2014
- Arrests of Californians under age 12 fell by a staggering 93 percent over the last 30 years — and no one seems to have noticed.
CJCJ releases new resource to help people get a fresh start
- Nov 20, 2014
- CJCJ, with generous support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation , is thrilled to announce the launch of Seal It , a new resource to help people seal their juvenile records.
CJCJ in the news: Juvenile arrests plunge by half
- Nov 10, 2014
- The Orange County Register highlights CJCJ's research on youth crime trends.
California teenagers: No longer “crime prone”
- Mike Males, Sep 30, 2014
- California’s revolutionary plunge in youth crime and rise in older-age crime threaten established interests still feeding on fear of youth.
New data reveal persistent disparities in charging youth as adults
- Lizzie Buchen, Sep 23, 2014
- A long-overdue report lays bare the egregious racial disparities that pervade the juvenile justice system, and falls short of providing crucial data on youth transferred to adult court.
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.
California's Radical Youth Trends
- Mike Males, Jul 29, 2014
- Huge reductions in youth incarceration, huge increases in populations of youth of color — and huge reductions in youth crime. Who knew?
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