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Trump's distortions of crime, violence, drugs and youth
- Mike Males, Mar 3, 2017
- Trump’s address reveals dangerous misconceptions. Drugs and crime in America have virtually nothing to do with immigrants, foreigners, or youth.
People Are Calling out This Educational Academy
- Jan 27, 2017
- ATTN: interviews CJCJ's Brian Goldstein on the merits of the California Leadership Academy, a new prison project included in Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal, that CJCJ has long opposed.
The Never-Ending Indian Wars
- Jan 24, 2017
- Yes Magazine highlights research conducted by CJCJ's Mike Males on the high rates of death of Native Americans during arrest or while in custody.
2017-18 Budget Expands Youth Prisons and Deepens Reliance on Incarceration
- Maureen Washburn, Jan 20, 2017
- In a time of fiscal caution, Governor Brown’s FY 2017-18 budget proposal deepens California’s reliance on youth incarceration.
CJCJ’s Continued Promise of Service
- Brian Goldstein, Nov 17, 2016
- One week after Election Day, CJCJ remains as committed to criminal justice reform as we were at our founding.
Election 2016: A summary of four statewide criminal justice initiatives
- Erica Webster, Nov 7, 2016
- This Election Day, California voters have the opportunity to make significant changes to the state’s juvenile and criminal justice system.
Jail state: Juvenile justice overhaul rallies Sacramento faith community behind Prop. 57
- Oct 27, 2016
- The Sacramento News & Review cites two CJCJ reports analyzing the prosecution of youth as adults and crime trends after Prop 47.
Who's behind the rise in crime? Could be Trump’s constituency: older whites
- Mike Males, Oct 13, 2016
- CJCJ's Mike Males pens an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times including his data showing that crime among older white people has increased and discouraging demographic scapegoating.
California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 2)
- Rebecca Wegley, Aug 25, 2016
- The bail bonds industry has a long history of aggravating racial and socio-economic disparities, and engaging in blatant corruption.
GPB Media: Mike Males on potential curfews in Dallas, TX
- Aug 1, 2016
- GPB Media "On Second Thought" invited CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males to speak on the potential implementation of curfews in Dallas, TX.
The California Legislature Approves Additional $270 Million for Jail Construction
- Maureen Washburn, Jun 21, 2016
- On June 15, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 844, creating yet another allocation for local criminal justice facility construction.
Justice by Geography: Do Politics Influence the Prosecution of Youth as Adults?
- Jun 9, 2016
- CJCJ’s new report finds that counties with Republican district attorneys are more likely to directly file youth in adult, criminal court.
Harnessing County Level Prop 47 Savings
- Rebecca Wegley, Jun 2, 2016
- Prop 47 cost savings are not being fully realized at the county level. County officials and community groups must act to ensure these savings are reinvested into community-based programs.
A special goodbye & May news from CJCJ
- May 31, 2016
- A special goodbye visit for a family, Cameo House residents complete first step of programming, & formerly incarcerated people and allies advocate for reform.
Should Young People Be Banished from Public?
- Mike Males, May 6, 2016
- It’s for their own protection, leaders say, claiming “studies” show youth-control laws “prevent crime” and “save lives.” But do they? A critique of recent…
National Reentry Week & April News from CJCJ
- Apr 29, 2016
- CJCJ'S Direct service team reflects on National Reentry Wee , San Francisco leadership discusses Prop. 47's impact on crime, & CJCJ advocates for community opportunity at the state Senate.
The Dark Side of “Brain Science”: Manufacturing Teenage Crime
- Mike Males, Apr 5, 2016
- Governor Brown should veto the “smoking age” bill. Like other useless “status offenses,” it will contribute to thousands more arrests and higher unemployment among young…
KPFA 94.1-FM Berkeley: Fresno Legislator Seeks Changes To Prop. 47
- Mar 24, 2016
- Assem. Jim Patterson seeks to amend Prop. 47 based on claims that it increased crime. KFPA interviews Mike Males about CJCJ's new report finding no definitive correlation between Prop. 47 and crime.
$250 Million Proposed for Jail Construction Raises Questions from the Legislature
- Brian Goldstein, Mar 23, 2016
- The California Assembly Committee questions the need for an additional $250 Million in local adult facility construction funding.
CJCJ in the news: Black People Twice As Likely To Be Arrested For Pot In Colorado And Washington — Where It’s Legal
- Mar 22, 2016
- Think Progress covers Mike Males's data findings that racial disparities in marijuana-related arrests still exist in legalization states.
CJCJ in the news: More Blacks Still Going to Jail for Marijuana Despite Legalization
- Mar 22, 2016
- High Times looks at various reports, including data from CJCJ's Mike Males, finding racial disparities for marijuana-related arrests in legalization states.
CJCJ in the news: Weed Legalization Can’t Seem to Fix One Thing: Racial Gaps in Drug Arrests
- Mar 22, 2016
- Mic picks up data analysis from CJCJ's Mike Males showing a continued racial disparity in marijuana-related arrests, even in legalization states.
CJCJ in the news: Pot legalization hasn’t done anything to shrink the racial gap in drug arrests
- Mar 21, 2016
- The Washington Post reviews findings by CJCJ's Mike Males which show that, despite the huge drops in marijuana-related arrests in both Washington and Colorado, the pot arrest rate for…
New Report! Is Proposition 47 to Blame for California's 2015 Increase in Urban Crime?
- Mike Males, Mar 15, 2016
- A new CJCJ report by Mike Males finds no obvious effects associated with Prop. 47 that would be expected if the reform measure had produced a consistent impact on crime.
CJCJ in the news: Native Americans; A Forgotten Minority in US Presidential Campaign
- Mar 14, 2016
- Voice of America highlights Mike Males's finding that Native Americans are disparately likely to be killed by law enforcement.
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