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CJCJ in the news: Others States Can Learn from Changes to Juvenile Justice in California
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?
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
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
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
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
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
CJCJ has updated it's Farrell Litigation Timeline to include relevant events from 2013 - 2015.
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: 3 California Reforms Support Youth Record Sealing, Re-entry
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
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
The historic plunge in juvenile crime threatens key interests. The paradoxical response: revival of the obsolete myth that adolescents are innate criminals.
November BSCC meeting kick starts big projects
Last week, the Board of State and Community Corrections approved $500 million in county facility construction funding and appointed chairs for its Proposition 47 subcommittee.
New Reform: Same as the Old Reform
Two lessons from CJCJ Executive Director Dan Macallair’s new history of California juvenile justice: (1) Beware of the status quo; (2) Beware of “reform.”
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
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: San Francisco should fund effective programs, not a new jail
San Francisco County Supervisor, Jane Kim, highlights CJCJ's Cameo House as a model alternative to incarceration for rest of the nation.
June news from CJCJ
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.
Community-Based Leadership of Color is Necessary for Effective Reform
In California, people of color are more strongly represented at every stage of the criminal justice system except in decision-making roles.
Advocacy groups criticize $500 million in local jail funding
The Associated Press quotes CJCJ's Director of Policy and Development, Brian Goldstein, on the finalized application, approved by the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), through which…
Advocacy groups criticize $500 million in local jail funding
The Associated Press reports on CJCJ's criticisms of the rubric by which the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) plans to distribute $500 million in jail construction funding to…
How Will California Spend $500 Million for Criminal Justice Facilities?
On June 10th, California's Board of State and Community Corrections will meet to finalize the request for proposals (RFP) for $500 million in adult facility construction funding. These funding…
California’s opportunity to move beyond prison-like facilities for youth
The punitive prison-like facilities that dominate juvenile corrections are clearly not working. California should use new funding stream to create nurturing, rehabilitative environments.
Funding Local Juvenile Facilities that Meet the Needs of the Future
A tour of Stanislaus Juvenile Correctional Facility provides an example of previous SB 81 spending and highlights some important considerations for the next round of funding over the coming months.
A “Third System” for Incarcerated Young Adults
Justice advocates have been considering a separate system for young adults ages 18 to 25 due to violence in prisons, but would a new system move focus away from reform efforts?
CJCJ in the news: Little-known Agency Central to Criminal Justice Reform
CJCJ's Brian Goldstein comments on the importance of the BSCC — "arguably the most powerful corrections body in the state."

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