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CJCJ in the news: The Push to Imprison California's Low-Level Offenders
As critics fault Proposition 47 for a spike in crime—which reduced some minor offenses from felonies to misdemeanors—the East Bay Express cites expert criminologists and CJCJ to explain…
August news from CJCJ
CJCJ clients gain leadership skills and enjoy the outdoors; Realignment and crime in 2014: California's violent crime in decline; Youth of color visit state representatives to discuss key legislation
Realignment and Crime in 2014: California's Violent Crime in Decline
A new report from CJCJ analyzes the increased Realigned population's effect on county crime and finds that there is no causal relationship.
Advocacy groups criticize $500 million in local jail funding
The Associated Press quotes CJCJ's Director of Policy and Development, Brian Goldstein, on the finalized application, approved by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), through which…
Advocacy groups criticize $500 million in local jail funding
The Associated Press reports on CJCJ's criticisms of the rubric by which the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) plans to distribute $500 million in jail construction funding to…
California's Urban Violent Crime Rate Falls in First Half of 2013
CJCJ released a fact sheet today using new FBI crime data for the first six months of 2013.
Dan Walters: Brown Gets Win on Prisons, But Political Angst Continues
The Sacramento Bee's Dan Walters highlights a new report by CJCJ that finds no conclusive causal trend between Realignment and recent crime trends.
California Counties, Realignment, and Crime Trends: 58 Different Stories
California Progress Report features an Op-ed by Senior Research Fellow, Mike Males, discussing CJCJ's January 2014 report on Realignment and crime.
Conflicting Reports
The North Coast Journal references CJCJ's new Realignment report that finds no direct connection between Realignment and violent crime rates.
Don’t Blame Realignment for Crime Spike
Beyond Chron highlights a new CJCJ report on the impact of Realignment on California's crime rates.
CJCJ Newsletter - AB 109 Realignment and crime: No statewide pattern
New analysis of 2012 data shows no correlation between public safety realignment and crime, Cameo House in the news, and a thank you to our generous donors!
No link between California’s Prison Realignment and increased crime, study says
The Long Beach Press Telegram highlights a new CJCJ report that finds little evidence of a connection between Realignment and increased crime rates.
Report: Rising auto thefts in Monterey County may not be related to prison realignment
The Monterey Herald reports on CJCJ's recent analysis of crime trends in post-Realignment California.
Study: Can't link crime increases to realignment
News media article highlighting CJCJ's recent report on Realignment and crime.
California's 58 Crime Rates: Realignment and Crime in 2012
CJCJ's interactive map and a new report using 2012 data show 58 radically different Realignment experiences, with no statewide pattern emerging.
Study Attributes Boost In Property Crime To State Prison Realignment
Executive Director Daniel Macallair discusses property crime in a post-Realignment era.
Monterey County has among highest imprisonment rates
A report released this week by a nonprofit advocacy group, the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, says there are wide disparities across California in how state prisoner realignment is being…
Counties' continued disparities in Realignment implementation
Fact sheet on county-by-county implementation of AB 109 Realignment using data through June 30, 2013.
Easing California’s Prison Crisis via Private Prisons is a Bad Idea
Private prisons are not the answer to California's prison overcrowding crisis.
Post-Realignment prison admissions increase in 2013
Fact sheet analyzing new prison admissions by quarter shows admissions for property and drug crimes are on the rise in 2013.
Four ways to better manage jail bed space
Under Realignment some counties , in which the local justice systems rely heavily on incarceration, are putting extra pressure on their sheriffs to manage their burgeoning jail populations safely. A…
Jail Population Management Strategies in a Post-Realignment Era
This fact sheet lists four available deliberate interventions that counties can employ to alleviate jail bed space and improve public safety outcomes.
Calif. counties seek to reduce re-offense rate
Realignment creates an opportunity for local jursdictions to implement community-based interventions for individuals who have been charged with non-serious, non-sexual, and non-violent offenses.
The Impact of Non-Criminal Immigrant Detentions in California
According to a new CJCJ report, California’s counties have spent significant resources and jail capacity, often at their own expense, to detain suspected undocumented immigrants who do not have…
Detention of non-criminal individuals has impact on post-Realignment California
CJCJ releases report examining the large number of suspected undocumented immigrants, without a criminal history, who are detained in California’s local jails on non-mandatory holds.

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