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The Lessons of California for Juvenile Justice Reform
CJCJ's executive director pens an op-ed for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) on the lessons to be learned from the failures of California's state youth corrections system.
In Honor of Change-Maker, Juidell Preston
CJCJ honors our friend and caring leader, Juidell Preston, who passed away on August 6, 2016.
CJCJ in the News: Milwaukee Is Latest City to Use Curfew to Tamp Down Unrest
The Associated Press interviews Mike Males, who criticizes Milwaukee's implementation of youth curfews after protests in the city became destructive.
Ban the Box: Helpful or Harmful?
A new study reveals an unintended consequence of Ban the Box legislation. How does this impact job seekers?
CJCJ in the news: Mike Males on coercive police interrogation
A North Dakota college student was killed after police coerced him to work as a drug deal informant by threatening him with a lengthy prison sentence for low-level marijuana sale.
A special goodbye & May news from CJCJ
A special goodbye visit for a family, Cameo House residents complete first step of programming, & formerly incarcerated people and allies advocate for reform.
National Reentry Week & April News from CJCJ
CJCJ'S Direct service team reflects on National Reentry Wee , San Francisco leadership discusses Prop. 47's impact on crime, & CJCJ advocates for community opportunity at the state Senate.
Senate subcommittee votes to improve Prop. 47 funding process
The state legislature hears concerns about the unequal representation of communities most impacted by criminal justice policy.
March newsletter: New Prop. 47 report, CASI updates & more!
Is Prop. 47 to Blame for California's 2015 Increase in Urban Crime?; California Sentencing Institute now includes 2013 data; CJCJ's Matt Snope presents on unemployment after incarceration.
California Reforms Creating County-Based Systems for 21st Century
CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair writes an op-ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) on how California's plummeting youth crime rates creates an opportunity for more…
CJCJ in the news: Native Americans; A Forgotten Minority in US Presidential Campaign
Voice of America highlights Mike Males's finding that Native Americans are disparately likely to be killed by law enforcement.
CJCJ in the news: Kids Are Becoming Less Violent. Adults Not So Much.
Mother Jones focuses on Mike Males research regarding the detrimental effects of childhood lead poisoning on crime trends.
CJCJ in the news: The Stunning Facts on Crime and Imprisonment Everyone Is Ignoring
In article written for the Washington Monthly, CJCJ's Mike Males points out major changes in crime trends and asks why they are being ignored by criminal justice interest groups.
Spotlight on New Juvenile and Criminal Justice Legislation
Newly proposed legislation would preserve access to in-person visitation, strengthen juvenile data collection, and involve law enforcement officers in diversion.
CJCJ's Matt Snope presents on unemployment after incarceration
The San Francisco Training Partnership case manager highlights employment needs of formerly incarcerated people.
Let Them Eat Lead
The refrain of "black lives matter" has been ignored by most of the country’s leadership, but now particularly in Flint, Michigan, where the water crisis has made it very apparent that the…
JJIE: Juvenile Justice Can Be Reformed Without Invoking Old Prejudices
Individualized justice, economic equality and factual accuracy should supply the science driving reform, not century-old biodeterminism.
CJCJ in the news: Dear America, Time to Open the Bank of Justice
Houston's Forward Times cites a CJCJ report showing the many different ways African American youth are disproportionately represented in both the juvenile and criminal justice systems nationwide.
Another Dimension to “Black Lives Matter”
When it comes to police shooting unarmed suspects, white lives and older lives appear to matter more than Black, Latino, and young lives.
CJCJ in the news: How Mario Woods Stands in for Vanishing Black San Francisco
The National Journal highlights a CJCJ report on San Francisco's disproportionate arrest rates of African-American women.
After 30 years in prison, CJCJ client is balancing college and work
After completing job training with CJCJ's San Francisco Training Partnership (SFTP) program, Jim is working towards his bachelor's degree.
Ignoring Poverty In Plain Sight
Recently Mike Males reported what has been obvious for more than a century: class and race predict just about everything related to crime. Poverty in particular is of critical importance.
CJCJ in the news: Study Finds People With Mental Illness 16 Times More Likely To Be Killed By Police
Blue Nation Review links a CJCJ article showing high police murder rates of Native Americans to high rates of mental suffering among Native Americans.
Make Hope a Reality at Cameo House
This holiday season, give the gift of stability to formerly incarcerated women and their children. Donate canned goods and hygiene products to Cameo House.
CJCJ in the news: After the Police Killing of Mario Woods, SF is "That Kind of Town"
SF Weekly cites a CJCJ fact sheet on San Francisco's disproportionate arrest of African American women.

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