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What’s the deal with data?
In a post-Realignment California, criminal and juvenile justice professionals and advocates require accessible data resources in order to develop state and local policies. Everyone agrees reliable…
A Salute to the Supportive Living Program
After 22 years of guiding men to and through their roads of recovery, CJCJ's Supportive Living Program (SLP) is closing its doors today. We are saddened by its passing but take pride in its…
The BSCC: A continued promise of oversight
The tapestry of California's criminal justice system is populated with state agencies, each working to improve corrections and rehabilitation.  While frequently unrecognized by an understandably busy…
Mapping the landscape of California's juvenile justice population
California is a very diverse state, with 58 counties potentially acting as "laboratories" of policy innovation in the field of juvenile justice.  County and state-level practitioners, and policy…
County-by-county youth crime trends defy conventional theory
Yesterday, CJCJ launched its California juvenile justice interactive map , displaying a plethora of data regarding local youth arrest and confinement practices by county. This is particularly…
Local Reform in a Realigned Environment
Local Reform in a Realigned Environment
The state of disproportionate minority contact: San Francisco & beyond
The execution of justice is not always neutral.  Unfortunately, racial discrimination remains deeply imbedded in the policies and practices of the justice system, and not merely a relic of the past. …
San Francisco Police Department upgrading data collection system
On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, the San Francisco Police Commission met to discuss a range of issues, including the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD)'s faulty and problematic system of…
San Francisco data collection needs upgrade
An article in the Bay Citizen today sheds much needed light on the importance and lack of accurate data collection in San Francisco.  In particular, the article notes the San Francisco Police…
Sneak Preview: California Sentencing Institute Upgrade
In 2009, CJCJ launched its California Sentencing Institute  (CASI) as the foundation for data and research driven commentary on the broader public safety dialogue.  The interactive map reveals…
A road map for adult realignment
Adult realignment, the shift of lower-level felony offenders to local supervision under AB 109, continues to pose a challenge to many counties as they struggle with how to serve this expanded…
Deliberate strategies in Santa Cruz alleviate jail space
California has seen a dramatic increase in state and local incarceration rates since the 1970's.  The current crisis confronting state and county justice systems is the product of what is now…
Lessons Learned: The Santa Cruz County Story
Lessons Learned: The Santa Cruz County Story
An analysis of San Mateo proposal for jail construction
A recent ACLU report found that that 24 of the 25 largest California counties plan on using realigned state funding to pay for dramatic expansions of jail beds.   CJCJ's Brian Heller de Leon reviewed…
Announcing the release of the Juvenile Placement Manual 2012
Attention youth advocates, probation officers, public defenders, and county placement agencies: CJCJ's Sentencing Service Program is pleased to announce the release of the 2012 edition of the…
Jail Needs Assessment for San Mateo County: A preliminary analysis
Jail Needs Assessment for San Mateo County: A preliminary analysis
Renewing Juvenile Justice Poster
Renewing Juvenile Justice Poster
CJCJ will present "Renewing Juvenile Justice" at OJJDP's 2011 National Conference
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) selected CJCJ to present at the OJJDP's 2011 National Conference for Children's Justice and Safety on October 12-14! The Poster…
CJCJ embarks on new collaborative
Through a collaborative partnership, the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, the Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California-Berkeley Law School, the Santa…
Renewing Juvenile Justice
Commissioned by the Sierra Health Foundation, and authored by CJCJ, Renewing Juvenile Justice offers policy recommendations to move juvenile justice practices in California into the 21st Century.
Daniel Macallair and Catherine McCracken educate California state Judges on juvenile dispositional options
Daniel Macallair and Catherine McCracken educate California state Judges on juvenile dispositional options   Executive Director Daniel Macallair, MPA and Sentencing Service Program Director Catherine…
2008/09 Juvenile Placement Manual released
CJCJ's Sentencing Service Program releases the 2008/09 Juvenile Placement Manual The Sentencing Service Program first released its Juvenile Placement Manual in 2002 to assist individuals in…
CJCJ's Sentencing Service Program Releases Juvenile Placement Manual
CJCJ's Sentencing Service Program Releases Juvenile Placement Manual
Expert Testimony at Sentencing
This article explores the history of the growing role of sentencing experts in criminal proceedings.
Addressing Gaps in Post-Release Services for Mentally Ill Offenders: One Community's Response
Addressing Gaps in Post-Release Services for Mentally Ill Offenders: One Community's Response

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