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Assemblymember Tom Ammiano: A Champion for Reform
Brian Goldstein reflects on the tenure of outgoing Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and his dedicated leadership in criminal justice reform.
Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting July 10, 2014
Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.
CJCJ in the news: You can’t blame immigrants for gun violence
CJCJ's Mike Males on the truth about gun violence, gun control, and youth of color.
CJCJ in the news: As Juvenile Arrests Plummet, California Still Investing in Incarceration Facilities
The Chronicle of Social Change highlights advocacy by CJCJ and others to use state funds for local innovative programming-based juvenile justice facilities.
Violence Forecast: Sunny with an Occasional Hail of Bullets
Violence trends make fools of its debaters — or would, if anyone called them to account.
More money, more beds?
Kate McCracken discusses the upcoming allocation of $80 million dollars in construction funding for juvenile facilities in California, and suggests the state think outside the box.
CJCJ in the news: Committee backs "Audrie's Law" after provision removed
Under pressure from CJCJ and other youth advocates, controversial bill removes "mandatory minimum sentencing" provision.
An American Gun Death Every 16 Minutes in 2011
Senior Research Fellow Mike Males: But no one likes to talk about who's dying from guns, or how.
Scared of Gun Violence? Run INTO a School!*
School and college campuses account for 5 out of every 10,000 shootings in the United States, but occupy 90% of our discussion of gun violence.
Keep mandatory minimums out of the juvenile justice system
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
While invoking tones of concern and inclusion, American leaders exploit social problems to flatter powerful older constituencies by stigmatizing young people
New Complications Challenge No-Complications-Allowed Gun Debate
A gun-control lobby's incisive report disputes mass-shooting dogmas. A woman-hating shooter's rampage defies popular answers. Yet, America's gun policy debate remains rooted in ancient prejudices.
Challenging Biases Against Economic Justice and Respectful Treatment of Youth
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…
A Quest for Democracy in Sacramento
On May 19, over 200 individuals came to the capitol as part of the second annual Formerly Incarcerated People’s Quest for Democracy.
Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting May 8, 2014
Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.
Positive Efforts Toward Decreasing California's Pretrial Population
Unsentenced individuals comprise over 60% of California's statewide jail population. Therefore, decreasing the number of people detained pretrial can alleviate unnecessary use of jail beds and…
CJCJ Statement on the Governor’s Budget May Revision for FY 2014-15
CJCJ's response to Governor Jerry Brown's FY 2014-15 Budget May Revision.
Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting March 13, 2014
Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.
Why Statistical Bigotry Is Just Bigotry, Round 2
Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson shows once again how statistics are misused to justify prejudicial policing
Asm. Ammiano: “We can’t punish them into success”
Today, the state Assembly Select Committee on Justice Reinvestment held a hearing on juvenile justice reform. The experts unanimously emphasized data collection and use in decision making.
Two Roadmaps for Reform
California’s 2014 legislative session has started and policymakers are considering ways to develop comprehensive public safety policy. Recent reports by the Legislative Analysts Office and…
Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting January 16, 2014
Unofficial notes from the meeting, taken by CJCJ's Brian Goldstein.
President Obama to Youth of Color: You’re on Your Own
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.
Inflamed Rhetoric, Senseless Killings, Light Verdicts: Grownups, “Stand Your Ground”
Senior Research Fellow Mike Males examines myths related to youth crime in light of the Michael Dunn verdict.
Is "Child Prostitution" the Real "Epidemic"?
There are much larger, unmentioned "epidemics" behind what we call "child prostititution" authorities and media splashes are refusing to confront

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