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California’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Reports High Recidivism Despite Surging Costs
- Maureen Washburn, Apr 18, 2017
- CJCJ's new fact sheet finds that the costs of confining youth in California’s state youth correctional syste are expected to climb to $271,318 per youth.
People Are Calling out This Educational Academy
- Jan 27, 2017
- ATTN: interviews CJCJ's Brian Goldstein on the merits of the California Leadership Academy, a new prison project included in Governor Jerry Brown's budget proposal, that CJCJ has long opposed.
Failure After Farrell: Violence and Inadequate Mental Health Care in California's Division of Juvenile Justice
- Aug 11, 2016
- CJCJ's new report finds, in California's state youth corrections system, violence has increased, gang culture is pervasive, and mental health treatment is at times nonexistent.
The California Legislature Approves Additional $270 Million for Jail Construction
- Maureen Washburn, Jun 21, 2016
- On June 15, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 844, creating yet another allocation for local criminal justice facility construction.
A Special Goodbye
- Dinky Manek Enty, Jun 1, 2016
- Ten-year-old Eva was sad and upset — after six years of visiting her dad weekly in jail, everything was changing. Her father was going to prison.
A special goodbye & May news from CJCJ
- May 31, 2016
- A special goodbye visit for a family, Cameo House residents complete first step of programming, & formerly incarcerated people and allies advocate for reform.
California Must Prioritize In-Person Visits
- Brian Goldstein, May 17, 2016
- California’s county jails are exacerbating the collateral consequences of incarceration by adopting "video visitation" instead of allowing family members and children to visit in person.
CJCJ in the news: After the Doors Were Locked
- May 12, 2016
- National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) staff attorney Atasi Uppal reviews After the Doors Were Locked by CJCJ's Daniel Macallair for Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE).
Young Adult Prisons Are Not the Answer
- Maureen Washburn, Apr 26, 2016
- A proposal by the California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation defies best practices and fails to heed the lessons of history.
CJCJ in the news: Crime Moves Back Down in 2016 in Davis and West Sacramento
- Apr 6, 2016
- The Davis Vanguard highlights CJCJ's recent report analyzing Prop. 47's impact on crime.
Farrell’s End Gives True Juvenile Justice Reform a Chance
- Nisha Ajmani, Mar 2, 2016
- After the 2002 lawsuit against DJJ was dismissed on February 25, 2016, CJCJ urges youth California to avoid repeating mistakes of the past.
February News from CJCJ!
- Feb 29, 2016
- Sierra Health Foundation's Speaker Series features Daniel Macallair; New CJCJ collaborative offers reentry services after federal prison; and Daily Journal interviews Daniel Macallair about the…
Closing California's Division of Juvenile Facilities: An Analysis of County Institutional Capacity
- Erica Webster, Feb 27, 2016
- A review of how juvenile justice realignment has mad closing DJF possible.
CJCJ in the news: Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton Accepted Almost the Same Amount of Prison Lobbyist Donations
- Feb 12, 2016
- The Huffington Post reports on Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio receiving campaign contributions from private prison lobbies, and cites CJCJ statistics showing racial disparities in the justice system.
CJCJ in the news: Others States Can Learn from Changes to Juvenile Justice in California
- Daniel Macallair, Feb 10, 2016
- Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed by CJCJ executive director, Daniel Macallair, on the success of California systemic changes to its juvenile justice system.
CJCJ in the news: Department of Juvenile Justice: Empower or end?
- Feb 9, 2016
- The Daily Journal's L.J. Williamson tackles the question of closing California's state youth correctional facilities, and quotes CJCJ's Daniel Macallair on why local facilities are the superior…
Governor Brown Proposes Additional $250 Million in Adult Facility Construction Funding
- Maureen Washburn, Jan 27, 2016
- Governor Brown’s 2016-2017 budget proposal increases state spending on local criminal justice facilities, while limiting competition for funds.
Proposition 47 Savings: Reinvest in California’s Communities
- Erica Webster, Jan 21, 2016
- The BSCC will be hosting four community meetings in southern California, providing an opportunity for advocates to voice their opinions about how Proposition 47 funding should be used.
KQED Forum Interviews Daniel Macallair
- Jan 11, 2016
- KQED Forum's Michael Montgomery talks with CJCJ executive director, Daniel Macallair, about his new book, the history of youth corrections in California, and the lessons to be learned from the past.
CJCJ in the news: California prison reforms have reduced inmate numbers, not costs
- Jan 6, 2016
- Reuters quotes CJCJ's Executive Director, Daniel Macallair, on why the costs of incarceration are increasing in California, despite the declining prison population.
Update to CJCJ's Farrell Litigation Timeline
- Erica Webster, Jan 4, 2016
- CJCJ has updated it's Farrell Litigation Timeline to include relevant events from 2013 - 2015.
The Gift of a Second Chance #GivingTuesday
- Erica Webster, Dec 1, 2015
- 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: 3 California Reforms Support Youth Record Sealing, Re-entry
- Erica Webster, Nov 30, 2015
- The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed by Erica Webster reviewing three reforms to the California juvenile record sealing process passed in 2015.
November news from CJCJ
- Nov 30, 2015
- In this issue: CJCJ voices concern about jail funding and Prop. 47 at the BSCC, Wraparound youth client is ready for a fresh start, and After the Doors Were Locked by Daniel Macallair is now…
Misdirected Juvenile Justice Consensus Creates Backwards Policy
- Mike Males, Nov 24, 2015
- The historic plunge in juvenile crime threatens key interests. The paradoxical response: revival of the obsolete myth that adolescents are innate criminals.
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