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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.
Another Round of "Knockout Game" Idiocy
- Mike A. Males, Nov 26, 2013
- 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
- Nov 20, 2013
- 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
- Daniel Ochoa, Nov 14, 2013
- 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
- Randall G. Shelden, Nov 12, 2013
- 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
- Selena Teji, Oct 22, 2013
- 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
- Oct 3, 2013
- 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
- Brian Goldstein, Oct 3, 2013
- 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
- Sep 27, 2013
- 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
- Sep 26, 2013
- 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?
- Sep 17, 2013
- New study casts doubt on efficacy of immigration and public safety intersection.
Immigration Detainer Requests for Low Priority Marijuana Arrests
- Aug 29, 2013
- 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
- Aug 27, 2013
- 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
- Aug 19, 2013
- 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
- Mike Males, Aug 15, 2013
- 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”?
- Mike Males, Aug 12, 2013
- 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
- Annalee Neukam, Aug 1, 2013
- 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…
The Color-Line in American Criminal Justice
- Brian Goldstein, Jul 18, 2013
- W.E.B. Du Bois famously declared in his 1903 work, On the Souls of Black Folk , “for the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line”. Issues of race remain highly…
Hope for a healthier criminal justice system
- Annalee Neukam, Jul 11, 2013
- With the implementation of the United States' first national health care system quickly approaching , the Affodable Care Act's effects will soon be seen throughout the country.
A Closer Look at the Aging Prison Population
- Shanthi Rajagopalan, Jul 2, 2013
- The number of aging state and federal inmates is rising. Between 1981 and 2010, the number of inmates age 55 and older increased from 8,853 to 124,900.
Raising Victims' Voices
- Lizzie Buchen, Jun 6, 2013
- Common wisdom says crime victims favor harsh and punitive criminal justice policies. A new survey of victims shows otherwise.
OP-ED: Opening Our Eyes to Uncomfortable Truths
- May 24, 2013
- ...when we take into account the level of poverty, kids don’t commit crimes at a higher rate than adults. Take a few seconds and read the previous sentence again.
Youth Gangs in the Twenty-First Century: Back to the Future, Part II
- Randall Shelden, Ph.D., May 16, 2013
- This is the second in a series of blogs adapted from the 4th edition of Youth Gangs in American Society by Shelden along with Sharon Tracy and William Brown (Cengage, 2013).
Youth Gangs in the Twenty-First Century: Back to the Future
- Randall Shelden, Ph.D., May 14, 2013
- This is the first in a series of blogs adapted from the 4th edition of Youth Gangs in American Society by Shelden along with Sharon Tracy and William Brown (Cengage, 2013).
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