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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…
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…
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