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July News from CJCJ
CASI now shows 6-year county trends, CJCJ youth spend a day of fun at California's Great America, and a recent CJCJ report is highlighted in national publication.
California Sentencing Institute now shows county trends for 2009-2014
CJCJ's interactive map now shows 6-year trends for county criminal and juvenile justice practices and statewide disparities
California legislature hears pros and cons of statewide sentencing reform
Criminal and juvenile justice reform advocates testified in support of Governor Brown's ballot initiative Proposition 57, which would roll back disastrous, pro-mass incarceration policy.
CJCJ in the news: Crime Moves Back Down in 2016 in Davis and West Sacramento
The Davis Vanguard highlights CJCJ's recent report analyzing Prop. 47's impact on crime.
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.
California Must Reform Its Gang Sentencing Laws
Sentencing enhancements intended to deter gang activity are overly punitive, conflict with the juvenile justice system’s mission, and have a disproportionate impact on young people of color.
KPFA 94.1-FM Berkeley: Fresno Legislator Seeks Changes To Prop. 47
Assem. Jim Patterson seeks to amend Prop. 47 based on claims that it increased crime. KFPA interviews Mike Males about CJCJ's new report finding no definitive correlation between Prop. 47 and crime.
CJCJ in the news: Analysis Disputes Argument that CA's Proposition 47 Led To Crime Rise
The Crime Report highlights CJCJ's new report analyzing Prop. 47's impact on crime.
CJCJ in the news: The Davis Vanguard highlights CJCJ's Prop. 47 report
The Davis Vanguard reviews CJCJ's new Prop. 47 report analyzing the initiatives effect on crime.
New Report! Is Proposition 47 to Blame for California's 2015 Increase in Urban Crime?
A new CJCJ report by Mike Males finds no obvious effects associated with Prop. 47 that would be expected if the reform measure had produced a consistent impact on crime.
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.
CJCJ's Matt Snope presents on unemployment after incarceration
The San Francisco Training Partnership case manager highlights employment needs of formerly incarcerated people.
CJCJ in the news: Rising crime in Long Beach stoking anxieties among police, politicians
Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) asks to CJCJ's Mike Males to comment on whether or not Proposition 47 has effected crime in Long Beach.
January Newsletter: Proposed Ballot Initiative to Repeal Direct File
CJCJ offers a new free resource for youth, KQED's Forum interviews CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair , and Governor Brown announces new ballot initiative to repeal direct file.
CJCJ in the news: U.S. Supreme Court, Life Sentences for Juveniles Must Be Reviewed
Public News Service interviews CJCJ's executive director, Daniel Macallair, on the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent juvenile justice decision.
CJCJ in the news: U.S. Supreme Court, Life Sentences for Juveniles Must Be Reviewed
Public News Service interviews CJCJ's executive director, Daniel Macallair, on the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent juvenile justice decision.
CJCJ in the news: Bill seen as first step to juvenile filing reform
The Daily Journal quotes CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani to discuss the problematic practice of prosecuting youth in adult court.
CJCJ in the news: Like Our Vets, Justice-Involved Youth Are Survivors of War
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed written by CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani.
As more lifers are released from prison...not much happens
Brown has allowed more people convicted of homicide to parole than have the past four governors combined. That's a good thing — but not good enough.
CJCJ in the news: Proposition 47 releases, resentencings begin in Lake County
Lake County News highlights CJCJ's recent brief estimating the county-level impact of Proposition 47.
October news from CJCJ
October news: In memory of Roland Carey, director of youth housing program; Proposition 47 could generate significant cost savings for counties; For SF's formerly incarcerated, job opportunities in…
New CJCJ report: Prop 47 could save counties millions, reduce jail populations
A new CJCJ brief estimates the potential county-level savings and jail population reductions that could result from implementing Proposition 47, which would reclassify low-level drug and property…
CJCJ in the news: California Prison Guards Sit Out Debate On Letting Non-Violent Prisoners Go Free
CJCJ Executive Director Dan Macallair on the prison guard union's relative silence on criminal justice reforms.
Proposition 47: Estimating Local Savings and Jail Population Reductions
CJCJ estimates savings and jail population reductions in individual counties as a result of implementing Proposition 47.
After Realignment: A need for proportional sentencing and treatment programs
In a post-Realignment era, enacting sentences proportional to crimes and treatment programs are the next step in addressing concerns about increasing jail populations and public safety.

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