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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.
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.
The Gift of a Second Chance #GivingTuesday
By participating in #GivingTuesday, your tax-deductible donation will support the unique services CJCJ provides, and give hope to those who have been affected by California's juvenile and criminal…
CJCJ in the news: Jerome Miller, 83; altered treatment of juvenile offenders
The Boston Globe writes about the life of Jerry Miller and his many powerful accomplishments in the field of juvenile justice, including "the Massachusetts experiment."
CJCJ in the news: Native Lives Matter, Too
The New York Times tracts the disparate killings of Native Americans by police officers, citing CJCJ as one of the few sources that covered this issue.
September news from CJCJ: Executive Director publishes history of California juvenile justice system
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?
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
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
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
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.

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