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September news from CJCJ: Executive Director publishes history of California juvenile justice system
- Sep 30, 2015
- After the Doors Were Locked: California's juvenile justice history; JJS supports youth on Polynesia Violence Prevention Day; CJCJ participates in Monterey County Proposition 47 town hall
Why has crime plummeted?
- Mike Males, Sep 29, 2015
- Does the stunning increase in educational achievement among young people over the last 20 years explain why nearly every “adolescent risk” (homicide, drug abuse, and violent death) has…
Assembly Select Committee Hears from Youth of Color
- Erica Webster, Sep 3, 2015
- Community groups, advocate organizations, and young people of color who compose the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color meet with legislators, discuss policy, and request that community leaders have…
CJCJ Founder Passes On
- Daniel Macallair, Aug 19, 2015
- It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jerome G. Miller, the visionary leader who closed Massachusetts’s juvenile prisons in the early 1970s and forever changed the context…
CJCJ in the news: Treating Broken Hearts With Poor Mental Health Services
- Aug 3, 2015
- Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed by CJCJ's Lauren Barretto on the lack of adequate screening for, and evaluation of, mental health needs in the juvenile justice system.
July news from CJCJ
- Jul 31, 2015
- CJCJ welcomes Cameo House's new director, Shirley Lamarr; Men's Wearhouse donates suits to CJCJ program graduates; Nisha Ajmani calls for trauma-informed care in the juvenile system
Obama blames “teenagers doing stupid things” for drugs, crime, imprisonment
- Mike Males, Jul 23, 2015
- We need a modern strategy that treats crime as a behavior of individuals, not demographic groups, and a criminal justice system that responds to individual characteristics. These four charts show…
CJCJ in the news: Protesters question Denver police killing of mentally ill Native American
- Jul 22, 2015
- After Denver police shot and killed Paul Castaway, a Rosebud Sioux tribal citizen, Al Jazeera America contacted CJCJ's Mike Males to discuss his data on which demographics are most likely to be shot…
CJCJ in the news: Why Bill Clinton admitted being wrong on crime
- Jul 16, 2015
- CJCJ's Mike Males is featured as a guest on the Huffington Post Live's discussion about the Clinton admnistration's effect on crime and what the change in public opinion means for Hilary Clinton's…
CJCJ in the news: Like Our Vets, Justice-Involved Youth Are Survivors of War
- Jul 1, 2015
- Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed written by CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani.
Why more states are considering marijuana legalization
- Jul 1, 2015
- The Christian Science Monitor cites CJCJ's report "Reforming Marijuana Laws: Which Approach Best Reduces the Harms of Criminalization? A Five-State Analysis" when discussing Oregon's legalization of…
June news from CJCJ
- Jun 30, 2015
- Advocates voice concerns with $500 million for facility construction; San Francisco County holds hearing on bias in the justice system; CJCJ adult client gives back.
For males of color, status is mixed
- Jun 26, 2015
- The Californian covers CJCJ's Brian Goldstein's testimony on the status of boys and men of color in Monterey County.
May news from CJCJ
- May 31, 2015
- The plummeting arrest rates of California's children; Patti Lee honored as a trailblazer of juvenile justice reform; and California leaders work to implement Prop 47.
CJCJ in the news: Black women in San Francisco arrested way more often than white women, report shows
- May 27, 2015
- Fusion shares CJCJ's recent factsheet on the disproportionately high arrests rates of black women in San Francisco compared to their white counterparts.
Two Nations, One Black, One White, Separate and Unequal
- Randall G. Shelden, May 26, 2015
- So it was said, almost 50 years ago, by the Kerner Commission, in their report on the riots of the 1960s. Their exact words were : “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one…
CJCJ in the news: The over-policing of black women in SF
- May 11, 2015
- San Francisco Public Defender, Jeff Adachi, discusses CJCJ's recent report on the city's disproportionate arrests of African American women.
CJCJ in the news: S.F. police scandal focuses on dwindling number of blacks
- May 9, 2015
- The Los Angeles Times highlights CJCJ's 2012 report on San Francisco's disproportionate arrests of African Americans for drug felonies.
Disgraceful Rhetoric from Baltimore
- Mike Males, May 7, 2015
- Rhetoric blaming youth for destruction in Baltimore reinforces America’s troubling historical narrative against the young and poor.
April News from CJCJ
- Apr 30, 2015
- Formerly incarcerated Californians advocate for reform; San Francisco's Racially Disproportionate Arrest Rates Persist; CJCJ youth client gets a fresh start
Books not Bars is Right
- Mike Males, Apr 9, 2015
- A person's education level doesn't just correlate to employment and salary — it's also correlated with a person's likelihood of being murdered.
Killing by California Law Enforcement: It Is What You Think (Part II)
- Mike Males, Jan 15, 2015
- Those most at risk of being killed by officers (rates 2.5 to 20 times the state average): Native Americans ages 20-44; African Americans ages 15-49 and 65-69; Latinos ages 20-34.
"Young black men" is not a metaphor for violence
- Mike Males, Dec 30, 2014
- The failures of local authorities to hold police accountable for killing unarmed black men deserve angry condemnation -- not more stereotyping.
CJCJ's Daniel Macallair Speaks on Bail Industry
- Dec 22, 2014
- CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair speaks with San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi on the challenges with our bail system and need for pretrial reform.
Fact-Checking Bill O’Reilly on Police, Killing and Race
- Mike Males, Dec 11, 2014
- Fox's Bill O'Reilly's commentary citing CJCJ statistics failed to note our data showing African Americans are much more likely than whites to be killed by police. Unjustifiable police killings of…
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