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CJCJ’s Detention Diversion Advocacy Program (DDAP) significantly reduces youth recidivism

A brand-new evaluation of CJCJ’s DDAP finds that participation in this model diversion program cuts a youth’s risk of further juvenile justice system involvement.

SB 439 Becomes Law, Ending the Prosecution of Children Under 12

On September 30th, Governor Brown signed a historic piece of legislation ending the prosecution of children under 12 in juvenile court.

Governor Brown’s Final Budget Delivers Wins and Losses for Youth Justice

In the FY 2018-19 budget, California makes prudent new investments in community-based youth but fails to modernize the state’s juvenile justice data bank and needlessly expands the troubled state youth correctional system.

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