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Why not a war on child poverty?
Senior Research Fellow Mike Males is featured in Reuters discussing youth crime and poverty.
Why Statistical Bigotry Is Just Bigotry, Round 2
Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson shows once again how statistics are misused to justify prejudicial policing
Kicked Out of School for Not Being “Feminine” Enough
Girls growing up face hurdles concerning gender identity and this bears directly to what they face upon entering the juvenile justice system.
President Obama to Youth of Color: You’re on Your Own
Mike Males critiques the President's new My Brother's Keeper initiative, asking why the federal government is not investing in measures to reduce youth poverty.
Is "Child Prostitution" the Real "Epidemic"?
There are much larger, unmentioned "epidemics" behind what we call "child prostititution" authorities and media splashes are refusing to confront
Millions of new dollars to fight Chicago "youth violence" -- but no new ideas
The new Get In Chicago partnership is raising tens of millions of dollars to "tackle juvenile violence" and wants "fresh approaches." Our first suggestion: stop tackling "juvenile violence" and start…
Being a Young African American Basketball Player is Dangerous to Your Health
They were walking this time. But I guess it does not matter whether you are standing still, walking or just sitting. If you are a young African American man living in an urban area, you are fair game…
New laws to help Californians clean up their records
Two bills passed this year will help Californians with criminal histories reduce their barriers to employment and housing in 2014.
Providing hope and kindness to our children this winter
CJCJ is very fortunate to work with extraordinary organizations that are committed to providing comfort and compassion to society’s most vulnerable members. Meet the Family Giving Tree.
Another Round of "Knockout Game" Idiocy
Many reporters and experts seem sadistically bent on creating fear in an aging population by manufacturing endless teen-violence panics
Knockout game: Videos of the teen attacks go viral; the crime’s not viral
Knockout game: A violent teen prank – seen in videos, but probably still an isolated trend – highlights the need to establish strong connections between young people and their community.
Sealing Juvenile Records: A Good First Step to Successful Reentry
Even for adults who are on track for successful reentry, a juvenile adjudication can still create many barriers to success. Sealing a juvenile record is one remedy that could provide valuable relief…
The Storm Has Arrived: Veterans in the Criminal Justice System
November 11th has been set aside to honor those who have served their country in the various branches of the military rarely a population that is recognized is the veterans sitting in jails and…
Immigration consequences of criminal convictions
There are many collateral consequences to criminal convictions in California, such as barriers to employment, housing, and social services. An additional concern that criminal defense attorneys…
Ella Baker Has a New Boss; Meet Problem-Solver Zach Norris
This article featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange discusses new leadership at the Ella Baker Center in Oakland.
The Face of Poverty in California
Poor people do not shoulder the burden alone; we all share the cost, whether we acknowledge it or not. Given this impact, what is the face of poverty in California?
Weed more likely than rape to get immigrant detained, report charges
A new report suggests that a suspected undocumented immigrant convicted of possessing pot may be more likely to face immigration detention than one who’s been convicted of rape.
Civil Immigration Detention is Not an Appropriate Use of Local Jails
CJCJ's Brian Goldstein Op-ed in the California Progress Report considers if federal immigration enforcement should consume finite local public safety resources and capacity.
Are Immigration Detainer Practices Rational?
New study casts doubt on efficacy of immigration and public safety intersection.
Immigration Detainer Requests for Low Priority Marijuana Arrests
Fact Sheet on ICE hold requests for people with marijuana convictions in California, Oct. 2009 to Feb. 2013.
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.
The Unnecessary Detention of Undocumented Youth
Fact Sheet on law enforcement responses to ICE hold requests for youth in California, Oct. 2009 to Feb. 2013.
Why the Gigantic, Decades-Long Drop in Black Youth Crime Threatens Major Interests
How can such an encouraging development as a massive drop in youth crime be treated as such bad news that no one will even talk about it? It's worse than that: politicians, crime lobbies, and the…
Mr. President (and Bill O’Reilly): How Did Trayvon Martin “Mess Up”?
Statistical bigotry is just bigotry. Though selectively applied to create fear toward young black men, it can be used to stigmatize any group in society, as illustrated here.
Exclusion from the ACA heightens punishments for undocumented immigrants
While the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an exciting step in our society’s health care reform, its exclusion of undocumented immigrants will only further highlight the…

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