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End Children’s Trauma, Harm By Prioritizing Them When Parents Arrested, in Court
CJCJ Communications and Policy Analyst Renee Menart discusses the collateral consequences of incarceration on children and family members in an Op-Ed published by the Juvenile Justice Information…
California Legislature Passes Bill Setting Juvenile Justice Minimum Age at 12
The Chronicle of Social Change highlights the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice's key role in the passage of Senate Bill 439, which protects young children under age 12 from the juvenile…
What happens to teens accused of murder? Ventura County grapples with question
The Ventura County Star quotes CJCJ's Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn in an article about California Senate Bill (SB) 1391, which ends transfers of 14- and 15-year-olds to the adult criminal justice…
OJJDP’s New Direction Is Juvenile Justice Policymaking By Erasure
CJCJ's Director of Policy and Development Brian Goldstein authors an Op-Ed on the Trump administration's OJJDP new juvenile justice policies that are harmful to youth and communities across the…
The Scanner: Complaints against cops fell with body cams, but questions remain
The San Francisco Chronicle quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on current crime trends in California in the eighth year of its "justice reform era."
New bills continue criminal justice changes in California
The San Diego Union-Tribune cites research findings by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in an article about recent justice reforms including Senate Bill 439, which protects children under…
Property and Violent Crimes Up, Homicides and Human Trafficking Down
The Potrero View quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article about ongoing problems with San Francisco Police Department reporting practices and recent crime trends.
Trump agency shifts website to tougher stance on juvenile crime
NBC News quotes CJCJ's Executive Director Daniel Macallair in an article about the Trump administration's "tough on crime" policies, and the reality of declining rates of youth crime.
California’s Latest Adult Transfer Law Models Pathways for Reform for Rest of U.S.
CJCJ Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn authors an Op-Ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) about the passage of Senate Bill 1391, which protects 14- and 15-year-olds from transfers to…
The Number of Youth in Juvenile Detention in California Has Quietly Plummeted
The Voice of San Diego quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on California's steadily declining youth crime trends and emptying juvenile justice facilities.
It’s Going Down
The Santa Fe Reporter cites research by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in an article on declining youth crime and incarceration rates in New Mexico.
NJ marijuana legalization: Why are NJ cops arresting fewer kids, more boomers?
App.com, part of the USA Today Network, quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on crime trends amid major marijuana policy reforms.
California Program Trains Much-needed Justice-involved Leaders
CJCJ's Communications and Policy Analyst Renee Menart authors an Op-Ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) about the importance of justice-involved leaders on the path toward…
Former police officer goes on trial for killing unarmed 15-year-old
The Washington Post quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on the impact and prevalence of police shootings during the trial of an officer in Dallas.
Youth curfews don’t work, open towns to costly lawsuits
The Press of Atlantic City quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on the deficiencies of youth curfews.
As the criminal justice reform movement grows, District Attorney Mike Hestrin reaches out to local youth
The Desert Sun highlights research by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, citing crime trends on the California Sentencing Institute.
Busting the Myth of Immigrant Crime
CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males authors a commentary article in Yes! Magazine on immigration, which analyzes violence in white communities compared to diverse sanctuary communities.
California, Like Other States, Needs Independent Monitor to Solidify Reform, Ward Off Abuses
CJCJ Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn authors an Op-Ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) about California's Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), which has been mired in scandal for…
Intersectionality, Complexity of California Juvenile Justice Dramatized in ‘The 57 Bus’
CJCJ's Director of Policy and Development Brian Goldstein authors an Op-Ed on the complexities of youth in our juvenile justice system through the lens of "The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers…
Curfews still controversial, but they can pack big fines
NJ.com quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on youth curfews: their ineffectiveness as a model of crime prevention and damaging impacts for young people.
Curfews still controversial, but they can pack big fines
NJ.com quotes CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males on the dangers of youth curfew policies, which criminalize youth without improving community safety.
California’s ‘Close to Home’ Programs Must Invest in Communities, Not Corrections
CJCJ Communications and Policy Analyst Renee Menart authors an Op-Ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) about two California grant programs that provide nearly $280M for local…
Youth Much Less Likely to Shoot or Be Shot Now, No Thanks to Adults
CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males pens an Op-Ed on decreased gun violence among youth in major cities across the U.S. amid the nation's continued atrocities of gun violence and mass shootings.
California Should Lead Nation by Setting Minimum Age Standard
CJCJ Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn authors an Op-Ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) about California's proposed minimum age law to protect young children from the negative…
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Arrests for Drug Possession After California Proposition 47, 2011–2016
The American Journal of Public Health ( AJPH ) highlights key research by CJCJ's Mike Males and Lizzie Buchen, which examines five states following the passage of marijuana reform policies.

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