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CJCJ presents at WSC Conference 2013
On Saturday, February 9, 2013, CJCJ will present at the Western Society of Criminology Annual Conference in Berkeley, CA.
Community-based practices that repair harm
In the field of juvenile and criminal justice you often hear a buzzing in your ears and it’s the sound of buzz words like “restorative justice.” Words highlighting model practices…
In Our View: Vigilance on CampusClark County Safe Schools Task Force has districts working together
In Our View: Vigilance on CampusClark County Safe Schools Task Force has districts working together Columbian, January, 18, 2013
Zero-Tolerance Policies in U.S. Schools are Ineffective and Unaffordable
Zero-Tolerance Policies in U.S. Schools are Ineffective and Unaffordable Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, January 14, 2013
From gang member to team player
From gang member to team player Los Angeles Times, January 7, 2013
Reengaging disconnected youth in a tough economy
While effects of the recent recession and slow economic rebound on the U.S. labor market have been well documented, less attention has been paid specifically to youth unemployment and its potential…
The importance of trauma informed care in juvenile justice [video blog]
CJCJ's Christa Collins discusses what trauma informed care is, and why it is so effective in serving justice-involved youth.   ~ Christa Collins CJCJ Communications and Policy
Bread & Roses performs in SF jails with help from CJCJ staff
On Monday evening, December 10, 2012, the San Francisco Sheriff's Department and CJCJ are co-hosting Bread & Roses , an organization providing free performing arts shows to people who live in…
CJCJ's Kimo Uila presents at TCWF Conference, Dec. 13
On December 12-13, 2012, The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) is holding its annual Violence Prevention and California Peace Prize conference in Los Angeles, CA. CJCJ's Director of Juvenile…
CJCJ Newsletter - Giving thanks for juvenile justice reform projects
Your support makes our work possible, thank you.
CCP committees draw fire over composition, accountability issues
Implementation problems highlighted in a recent Sacramento Bee editorial stand to undermine California's criminal justice realignment efforts.  Most notably, the composition of county-level…
Going local: Lessons from tribal justice
A year into California's criminal justice Realignment, preliminary data  indicates overcrowded state prisons populations are in fact declining.  However, sentencing practices across the state remain…
Local Reform in a Realigned Environment
Local Reform in a Realigned Environment
Counties using pretrial services to reduce jail overcrowding safely
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2012 San Francisco, CA : While 32 out of 58 counties in California are planning to add new jail beds to fulfill new AB 109 realignment responsibilities, a new…
Report: Senate Bill 678 delivers on its promises
In July the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) released it's second year report on the effectiveness of Senate Bill 678 , a well-designed piece of legislation sponsored by Senator Mark…
WEBINAR: Local reform in a realigned environment, Sept. 27, 2012
On September 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Scott MacDonald , Chief Probation Officer of Santa Cruz County, and CJCJ's Kate McCracken will present on Local reform in a realigned environment . …
Overcrowded jails, the bail industry, and pretrial alternatives
This month is the Justice Policy Institute (JPI)'s Bail Reform Month . Their national public education campaign provides research showing that "money bail is a failed policy that does not protect…
Those closest to the problem should be at the forefront of the solution
In an era of Realignment, who should be involved in determining the local jurisdictions' implementation plans?  Currently, this responsibility is maintained with the Community Corrections…
San Francisco leading the way to sentencing reform
In the face of historic opposition to a statewide sentencing commission, San Francisco County established a local sentencing commission January 2012 to address the county's sentencing policies and…
Legislation to provide more opportunities for unsentenced detainees
In California, local county jail bed space is not always for the guilty.  Approximately 50,000 un-sentenced individuals are confined to the state's county jails, awaiting their time before a judge. …
Cross-sector collaborations demonstrate impressive results
Counties across the state are facing unprecedented new challenges in their adult and juvenile criminal justice systems.  Pressures are increasing on local systems due to adult corrections realignment…
Red Rose Culinary Academy off to a delicious start
The Red Rose Culinary Academy is an innovative program from Brothers for Change, Inc .  Led by head chef Henry Howard, the program is designed to enable formerly incarcerated individuals to engage…
Program uses kitchen to retrain ex-cons and the homeless
Program uses kitchen to retrain ex-cons and the homeless San Francisco Examiner, July 16, 2012
San Francisco's Community Approach Towards "Wrapping" High-Needs Youth
San Francisco's Community Approach Towards "Wrapping" High-Needs Youth California Progress Report, July 12, 2012
San Francisco's community approach towards "wrapping" high-needs youth
Last month, members of CJCJ's Wraparound team had the honor of presenting to juvenile justice leaders from select California counties at the Sierra Health Foundation's Positive Youth Justice…

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