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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…
A Shifting America: Latinos and a Health Equity-Centered Approach to Juvenile Justice
- Tenoch Ortiz, Dec 9, 2014
- Residents of East Salinas are looking to indigenous practices to change their county’s approach to juvenile justice.
CJCJ releases new resource to help people get a fresh start
- Nov 20, 2014
- CJCJ, with generous support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation , is thrilled to announce the launch of Seal It , a new resource to help people seal their juvenile records.
The Sixties Have Returned in Ferguson
- Randall G. Shelden, Oct 28, 2014
- The continuing protests in Missouri show that racial segregation in the US is just as problematic as it was in the '60s.
Ferguson and the militarization of the police
- Randall G. Shelden and William B. Brown, Sep 2, 2014
- "The behavior of the police in Ferguson, were it conducted by soldiers or Marines in Iraq or Afghanistan, would be viewed as violations of the Rules of Engagement and result in Court Martials."
Who Are Police Killing?
- Mike Males, Aug 26, 2014
- Over the last four decades, some 15,000 Americans have been killed by law enforcement officers. Native Americans are most at risk, followed by African Americans.
Violence Prevention has a New Champion
- Dinky Manek Enty, Aug 19, 2014
- After seven amazing years of dedicated work, Kate McCracken, CJCJ’s Director of Policy and Development, will be moving her efforts into a specific violence prevention role as a Senior Planner…
Scapegoating the Poor
- Lizzie Buchen, Jul 22, 2014
- The story of a single working mother who faces a decade in prison for allowing her daughter to play in a park unsupervised demonstrates our foolish reliance on incarceration and punishment as a way…
Who's Threatening Murrieta's "Safety"?
- Mike Males, Jul 2, 2014
- A California city's mayor and shouting protestors claim 140 Latino women and child immigrants threaten their town's "safety." The city's own crime statistics suggest otherwise.
Debtor’s Prisons, Part II
- Randall Shelden, Jun 24, 2014
- Senior Research Fellow explores the concept of the debtor's prison in this CJCJ blog.
Remembering John Vasconcellos
- Dan Macallair, Jun 17, 2014
- With the death of former State Senator John Vasconcellos on May 29, the California criminal justice reform community lost one of its great champions. Vasco, as he was affectionately known, was one of…
“Demographic Scapegoating”: How Leaders and Interests Profit from Social Crises
- Mike Males, Jun 6, 2014
- While invoking tones of concern and inclusion, American leaders exploit social problems to flatter powerful older constituencies by stigmatizing young people
- Randall Shelden, May 29, 2014
- Senior Researcher Randy Shelden discusses wealth and income inequality in this CJCJ blog.
Why not a war on child poverty?
- Mike Males, Apr 22, 2014
- Senior Research Fellow Mike Males is featured in Reuters discussing youth crime and poverty.
Why Statistical Bigotry Is Just Bigotry, Round 2
- Mike Males, Apr 2, 2014
- Chronicle columnist Chip Johnson shows once again how statistics are misused to justify prejudicial policing
Kicked Out of School for Not Being “Feminine” Enough
- Randall G. Shelden, Mar 29, 2014
- 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, Mar 4, 2014
- 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"?
- Mike Males, Feb 18, 2014
- 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
- Mike Males, Feb 12, 2014
- 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
- Randall G. Shelden, Jan 19, 2014
- 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
- Selena Teji, Dec 19, 2013
- 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
- Selena Teji, Dec 12, 2013
- 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.
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