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New Report: The Prosecution of Youth as Adults in California
- Oct 18, 2016
A new report presents 2015 trends in California’s use of “direct file,” wherein prosecutors are granted sole discretion to file charges against youth as young as 14 years old directly in adult criminal court.
Treating Young Offenders Like Adults Is Bad Parenting
- Sep 9, 2016
The Atlantic interviews CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani and Mike Males, and determines that district attorneys' unfettered power to prosecute youth as adults doesn't benefit anyone — except prosecutors.
CJCJ in the news: Young and Locked Up in Silicon Valley
- Aug 3, 2016
The Santa Clara County district attorney has made a habit of charging 14-,15- and 16-year-olds as adults. Why?
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