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Home from prison
This San Francisco Bay Guardian article highlights CJCJ's Cameo House program.
CJCJ Newsletter - Saying goodbye to CJCJ's Supportive Living Program
CJCJ's Supportive Living Program closes its doors and policy staff report on the ineffectiveness of curfews.
A day in the life of Patsy Jackson a NoVA Case Manager
Patsy Jackson has been a case manager with NoVA for two years. Patsy helps her clients succeed by minimizing barriers to reentry and facilitating reintegration in their families and communities.
Safety first: protecting clients in an emergency
CJCJ staff attend the San Francisco Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team training to learn how to keep themselves, their families, and their clients safe in an emergency.
Pre-booking Diversion To Help Address Health Needs
How do you divert justice-involved individuals into specialized programs that address the root causes of their criminal activity?
Contribute to a safe and healthy home today!
Help us provide a vital safety net for homeless mothers at Cameo House.
Reentry barriers: employment and the technology divide
How do you prepare for work in an office environment if you've never used a computer? Many Bay Area residents struggle to find employment a fter decades of incarceration.
Leaders in the Field Weigh in on the Effectiveness of Diversion Programming
An article in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange examines diversion programs for justice-involved youth.
CJCJ pays tribute to the history of its new mentoring program
CJCJ's newest direct service program, the Youth Justice Mentoring Program, has a long history in San Francisco. CJCJ pays tribute to that legacy by carrying on these essential services.
CJCJ Newsletter - Introducing our new mentoring program!
This month CJCJ began providing mentoring services to youth in detention, and staff visited innovative post-Realignment programs in San Francisco and published an op-ed on SB 260.
SF Commission Explores What Works: Examining a Collaborative Diversion Program
Local model practices exist throughout the nation and there is substantial empirical research available to interested parties who seek to re-think their approach to juvenile and criminal justice.…
San Francisco’s reentry pod prepares people for successful release
San Francisco's unique reentry pod in Jail #2 serves men returning from state prison, prior to and during their release into the community.
Innovation in a Land of Justice by Geography
In an era of Realignment a model program is born, San Francisco's Adult Probation Department in partnership with a variety of community-based organizations celebrates the opening of the new Community…
Counties learn about wraparound services for crossover youth
The Positive Youth Justice Initiative is hosting a webinar series to help counties serve youth who are involved in both the dependency and delinquency systems. Today's webinar was on implementing…
Brave Experiment at a California Boys Ranch Pays Off
Increasingly, experts are recognizing that the best way to improve public safety is to rely less on state correctional institutions for treating youth offenders, and more on the dynamic therapeutic…
Despite crime rate, Santa Cruz County sends few to prison
A discussion of Santa Cruz County's low use of incarceration, unique offender demographic, and what is needed for a tailored approach to local crime.
Diversion Programs Offer Youth a Second Chance
Diversion programs for youth offenders are blooming within area jurisdictions and are having a positive impact on the criminal justice system and on society, some officials and other experts said.
Youth rehabilitation bill clears Assembly Public Safety Committee
California’s counties are one step closer to having more resources to treat and rehabilitate youth who have committed serious or violent offenses.
Officials find no easy conclusions in prison realignment review
Nearly 18 months after the state's prison realignment law took effect, Merced officials agree the jury is still out on whether it meets its intended goals.
Commercial bail vs. Pretrial services
As you walk down Bryant Street in San Francisco, there are many neon-lit signs advertising for available bail services increasing as you move closer to the Hall of Justice. San Francisco is the…
Building a local foundation for state juvenile justice success
California counties have increasingly served as incubators for model policy innovation. State policymakers must nurture this bottom-up reform to ensure a balanced approach that benefits our…
Merced sheriff unveils vision for AB 109 locally with new Trident Center
Merced County Sheriff Mark Pazin on Thursday unveiled a new one-stop shop to provide various services to county jail inmates released under the guidelines established by Assembly Bill 109, the…
Kate McCracken presenting at the SF Public Defenders Justice Summit 2013
On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, the San Francisco Public Defender's Office is hosting its annual Justice Summit for 2013, celebrating 50 years of Gideon .
SFSU hosts panel on Promoting Public Policy Reform, Feb. 21, 2013
On February 21, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm San Francisco State University is hosting a panel discussion entitled, Promoting Public Policy Reform from Inside and Outside Government , at SF…
Recognizing the symptoms of trauma in justice-involved youth
Justice-involved youth have complex histories that not only contributed to their delinquency but present challenges for rehabilitation. These compound factors exacerbate a lack of self-confidence,…

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