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Named legislation rarely protects the public
- Lizzie Buchen, May 6, 2014
- Bills authored in response to specific events are well-meaning but will rarely result in good public policy.
Forgotten Voices: Oakland's youth call for no more violence
- May 5, 2014
- CURYJ, the Pacific Institute, and CJCJ partner to highlight the negative impact of policing on youth and alternative approaches that promote stronger, healthier, and safer communities.
Building a New Juvenile Justice System
- Kate McCracken, Apr 29, 2014
- The Board of State and Community Corrections is responsible for allocating $80 million dollars in juvenile facility construction funding. It is time to use this fiscal allocation differently and…
California bill looks to send more youth to adult prison
- Lizzie Buchen, Apr 25, 2014
- SB 838 could dramatically increase the number of youth tried and sentenced in the adult criminal justice system. CJCJ strongly opposes this bill because it fails to deter crime, denies young people…
OP-ED: Leaving the Past Behind: Sealing Juvenile Records
- Apr 23, 2014
- CJCJ's Antonia Cartwright discusses the positive impact of sealing juvenile records in a recent Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Op-ed.
To Seal or Not To Seal – California Taking a Progressive Approach to Sealing Juvenile Records
- Gabrielle Marchand, Apr 22, 2014
- 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
- Katrina Han, Apr 15, 2014
- CJCJ's Katrina Han discusses the need for thoughtful and deliberate juvenile justice intervention strategies.
CJCJ in the news: Probation Reports: What we can learn from the 'most important' documents in the criminal justice system
- Apr 10, 2014
- 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
- Brian Goldstein, Apr 8, 2014
- 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…
CJCJ in the news: Racial Disparity in Juvenile Facilities Increased as Overall Incarceration Plummeted, Report Says
- Apr 2, 2014
- 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
- Mar 18, 2014
- 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?
- Mike Males, Mar 11, 2014
- Senior Research Fellow Mike Males explores youth development, behavior, and prejudice in an Op-ed featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
CJCJ in the news: 'Audrie's Law' targets rapes of passed-out teens
- Mar 8, 2014
- 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, Mar 4, 2014
- 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
- Randall G. Shelden, Feb 26, 2014
- 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
- Kate McCracken, Feb 25, 2014
- “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, Feb 20, 2014
- Mike Males, Senior Research Fellow is Op-ed is featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
Is "Child Prostitution" the Real "Epidemic"?
- Mike Males, Feb 18, 2014
- 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
- Mike Males, Feb 12, 2014
- 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
- Emily Luhrs, Jan 30, 2014
- 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
- Randall G. Shelden, Jan 30, 2014
- 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
- Mike A. Males, Jan 23, 2014
- 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
- Dec 30, 2013
- CJCJ's Policy Analyst, Brian Goldstein, discusses Byrne-JAG funding in California.
Planning for the future of justice-involved youth
- Kate McCracken, Dec 26, 2013
- 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
- Brian Goldstein, Dec 17, 2013
- 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…
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