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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…
San Francisco's Twist on Probation
San Francisco's Twist on Probation Wall Street Journal, July 4, 2012
CJCJ Newsletter - New exciting reforms take shape in California
New and exciting reform initiatives for you!
No cookie cutter approach for justice-involved youth
The Sierra Health Foundation (SHF) in partnership with The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) and The California Endowment (TCE) has launched the first of its kind statewide Positive Youth Justice…
Systems Change In An Era Of Crime Decline
Systems Change In An Era Of Crime Decline California Progress Report, June 25, 2012
Lessons Learned: The Santa Cruz County Story
Lessons Learned: The Santa Cruz County Story
Misconceptions about high-risk youth offenders
The High Desert Daily Press featured a three-part story last week exploring how San Bernardino County prosecutes, supervises, and rehabilitates their juvenile offenders.  Daily Press reporter Beatriz…
CJCJ's Kate McCracken appointed to SF Sentencing Commission
The San Francisco Sentencing Commission is a newly created advisory body charged with encouraging the development of criminal sentencing strategies that reduce recidivism, prioritize public safety…
Humboldt County's regional "New Horizons" program delivers impressive results
Humboldt County's Probation Department is leading the way in utilizing innovative funding streams for serving California's highest-risk, highest-need youthful offenders. The department…
Can California reduce its juvenile justice recidivism rates?
A CJCJ co-sponsored event, Can California Reduce Its Juvenile Justice Recidivism Rates? is taking place today: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 in the California State Capitol, Room 126 at 1:00 pm to 2:30…
High-Needs Kids and Juvenile Justice Reforms
High-Needs Kids and Juvenile Justice Reforms California Progress Report, February 16, 2012
High-Needs Kids and Juvenile Justice Reforms
High-Needs Kids and Juvenile Justice Reforms Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, February 13, 2012
San Bernardino County's model program for youth offenders
Since 2007, San Bernardino County's Probation Department has made strategic, bold changes in order to align their systems with modern and effective best practices for the rehabilitation and reentry…
Bold and innovative leadership from Alameda County
Alameda County's Chief Probation Officer David Muhammad demonstrates innovative and determined leadership through his new approach to serving juvenile justice involved youth.  He employs a youth…
40th anniversary of Massachusetts juvenile justice reform
Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the closure of Massachusetts' youth training schools; instigating a massive and sweeping juvenile justice reform effort led by Dr. Jerome Miller. CJCJ is…
Annie E. Casey Foundation: No place for kids
Today, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released their newest publication, No Place for Kids: The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration . It presents a fresh review of juvenile justice in America,…
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…
Gerald Miller is reappointed to San Francisco's Reentry Council
September 15, 2011 - Today, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Rules Committee reappointed CJCJ's Gerald Miller to serve an additional two-year term on San Francisco's Reentry Council.  …

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