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Keep mandatory minimums out of the juvenile justice system
- Lizzie Buchen, Jun 12, 2014
- SB 838 would establish the first mandatory minimum sentences in California's juvenile justice system. These sentences are punitive, reject the notion of rehabilitation, and do not prevent crime. Help…
“Demographic Scapegoating”: How Leaders and Interests Profit from Social Crises
- Mike Males, Jun 6, 2014
- While invoking tones of concern and inclusion, American leaders exploit social problems to flatter powerful older constituencies by stigmatizing young people
An Opportunity for Juvenile Justice Innovation in California
- Antonia Cartwright, Jun 3, 2014
- Counties currently seeking state funding have both immense responsibility to ensure continued best practices, and the valuable opportunity to build bridges between justice-involved youth and the…
Challenging Biases Against Economic Justice and Respectful Treatment of Youth
- Mike Males, May 28, 2014
- Economic justice and respectful treatment for young people in policy and discussion forums are both a moral imperative and epitomize the best of "what works" in criminal justice. I feel the Juvenile…
CJCJ in the news: California proposals aim to help young offenders
- May 26, 2014
- CJCJ's Lizzie Buchen discusses California's trend towards juvenile justice reform in the Associated Press.
Monterey County Juvenile Hall Needs Assessment: A Preliminary Analysis
- Mike Males, May 21, 2014
- The purpose of this preliminary analysis is to examine current crime, confinement, and population trends within a larger historical context to estimate the county’s future juvenile detention…
State Committee Recommends a Need for Data and Accountability
- Brian Goldstein, May 13, 2014
- On Thursday, May 8, California’s Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) heard a series of presentations from its Juvenile Justice Standing Committee (JJSC) around data, education, and…
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
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