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California’s opportunity to move beyond prison-like facilities for youth
- Courtney Lam, Feb 3, 2015
- 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
- Antonia Cartwright, Oct 7, 2014
- 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
- Erica Webster, Sep 16, 2014
- 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
- Jul 31, 2014
- CJCJ's Brian Goldstein comments on the importance of the BSCC — "arguably the most powerful corrections body in the state."
A New Approach for Juvenile Facilities in California
- Kate McCracken, Jul 25, 2014
- California's Board of State and Community Corrections makes critical decisions on the future of the state's justice-involved youth — and the public is beginning to pay attention.
San Francisco’s Sheriff implements Obamacare
- Selena Teji, Mar 25, 2014
- Sheriff Mirkarimi discusses his plans to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in San Francisco.
California to Decide on $500 Million Jail Construction
- Brian Goldstein, Dec 10, 2013
- On December 4-5, 2013, representatives from 36 counties came to Sacramento and made their case to receive jail construction funding available through Assembly Bill (AB) 1022 . With this legislation,…
CJCJ statement on LA jail indictments
- Daniel Macallair, Dec 10, 2013
- Official statement by Executive Director Daniel Macallair on the Los Angeles County jail indictments.
Locked up and Shipped Away: Interstate Prisoner Transfers & the Private Prison Industry
- Nov 18, 2013
- A look at the dangers of relying on interstate transfer of prisoners to reduce overcrowding in state facilities, citing CJCJ's recent study on the topic.
Profit Over Kids: Part III
- Randall G. Shelden, Nov 7, 2013
- This is the final blog of a three part series examining for profit youth facilities.
Profit Over Kids: Part II
- Randall G. Shelden, Nov 5, 2013
- This is the second installment of a blog series examining private for profit youth prisons.
Profits Over Kids, Part I
- Randall G. Shelden, Oct 28, 2013
- In this three-part series Senior Research Fellow Randall Shelden examines for-profit youth prisons.
Easing California’s Prison Crisis via Private Prisons is a Bad Idea
- Randall Shelden, Ph.D., Sep 10, 2013
- Private prisons are not the answer to California's prison overcrowding crisis.
Cynthia Brown assumes leadership role at Ventura, but for how long?
- Selena Teji, Aug 8, 2013
- Another change in management at Ventura Youth Correctional Facility casts doubt on reform success.
“Orange is the New Black” Offers Unique Perspective on Prison System
- Brian Goldstein, Jul 25, 2013
- A new original series, Orange is the New Black, has received attention because the show provides a powerful look at our criminal justice system and life in prison. Hopefully this can facilitate a…
Brown Can Release Prisoners Early Without Compromising Public Safety
- May 1, 2013
- To meet the court’s mandate by the end of the year, Brown needs to begin releasing identified low-risk inmates now - a step both the federal and the U.S. Supreme Court agree "would be…
California's Division of Juvenile Facilities: Nine Years After Farrell
- Apr 22, 2013
- This publication reviews the progress DJF has made in implementing Court-ordered reforms, using qualitative and quantitative data from the court-appointed expert in safety and welfare, the Special…
The 4,054 human faces of San Quentin
- Selena Teji, Apr 2, 2013
- on March 27, 2013, CJCJ revisited San Quentin State Prison to see what changes had occurred since the implementation of Realignment.
Institutional setting continues to hinder DJF staff reform efforts
- Emily Luhrs, Feb 28, 2013
- Age-old practices have slowly begun to shift at California’s Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF) as staff experiment with common-sense reforms, such as positive reinforcement, limiting use of…
DJF's reform efforts, sounding like a broken record
- Emily Luhrs, Dec 13, 2012
- The purpose of the juvenilejustice system is to rehabilitate youth, a concept California's Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF) continues to struggle with. Progress in reform efforts through the…
Bread & Roses performs in SF jails with help from CJCJ staff
- Dec 10, 2012
- On Monday evening, December 10, 2012, the San Francisco Sheriff's Department and CJCJ are co-hosting Bread & Roses , an organization providing free performing arts shows to people who live in…
Federal health care reform and incarcerated populations
- Brian Heller de Leon, Nov 29, 2012
- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) , the health reform law passed by the Obama administration and Congress in 2010, will have vast implications for the provision of health services…
San Mateo County faults three reports that question need for new jail
- Oct 4, 2012
- San Mateo County faults three reports that question need for new jail Daily News, October 4, 2012
CJCJ Newsletter - Pretrial strategies to reduce unnecessary incarceration safely
- Sep 28, 2012
- Pretrial resources and upcoming juvenile map release
Contra Costa community leaders halt new jail construction
- Brian Heller de Leon, Sep 13, 2012
- Last week, religious leaders and community members from Contra Costa County convinced county Sheriff David Livingston to withdraw his proposal for constructing a new 150-bed jail. Working in…
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