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California's Urban Violent Crime Rate Falls in First Half of 2013

CJCJ released a fact sheet today using new FBI crime data for the first six months of 2013.

CJCJ Newsletter - AB 109 Realignment and crime: No statewide pattern

New analysis of 2012 data shows no correlation between public safety realignment and crime, Cameo House in the news, and a thank you to our generous donors!

Study: Can't link crime increases to realignment

News media article highlighting CJCJ's recent report on Realignment and crime.

What’s the deal with data?

In a post-Realignment California, criminal and juvenile justice professionals and advocates require accessible data resources in order to develop state and local policies. Everyone agrees reliable data is necessary to examine the impact of Realignment on California.

 

Civil Immigration Detention is Not an Appropriate Use of Local Jails

CJCJ's Brian Goldstein Op-ed in the California Progress Report considers if federal immigration enforcement should consume finite local public safety resources and capacity.

Monterey County has among highest imprisonment rates

A report released this week by a nonprofit advocacy group, the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, says there are wide disparities across California in how state prisoner realignment is being implemented.

Counties' continued disparities in Realignment implementation

Fact sheet on county-by-county implementation of AB 109 Realignment using data through June 30, 2013.

Post-Realignment prison admissions increase in 2013

Fact sheet analyzing new prison admissions by quarter shows admissions for property and drug crimes are on the rise in 2013.

Jail Population Management Strategies in a Post-Realignment Era

This fact sheet lists four available deliberate interventions that counties can employ to alleviate jail bed space and improve public safety outcomes.

Four ways to better manage jail bed space

Under Realignment some counties, in which the local justice systems rely heavily on incarceration, are putting extra pressure on their sheriffs to manage their burgeoning jail populations safely. A new fact sheet by CJCJ, suggests four jail population management strategies that could help sheriffs and other justice stakeholders to address these challenges.

Detention of non-criminal individuals has impact on post-Realignment California

CJCJ releases report examining the large number of suspected undocumented immigrants, without a criminal history, who are detained in California’s local jails on non-mandatory holds. 

June 2013 Newsletter - Promoting National and Global Justice Policy

CJCJ uses its expertise to educate the public on national and global criminal justice issues.

Innovation in a Land of Justice by Geography

In an era of Realignment a model program is born, San Francisco's Adult Probation Department in partnership with a variety of community-based organizations celebrates the opening of the new Community Assessment and Service Center (CASC).

Línea Abierta : REALINEACION: ¿BENEFICIO O PLAGA?

CJCJ's NoVA case manager, José Luis Gómez, participates in an interview with Radio Bilingüe in which he emphasizes that Realignment is not just about reducing the overall prison population or moving incarcerated people from a state to local level; Rather, José asserts, AB 109 should be primarily implemented by counties to provide an array of services for justice-involved individuals so that they can improve their lives, reduce recidivism, and ultimately promote overall public health and safety. 

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Raising Victims' Voices

Common wisdom says crime victims favor harsh and punitive criminal justice policies. A new survey of victims shows otherwise.

Brown’s revised budget discriminates against the mentally ill

Brown's budget revives a killed bill that requires state parole, rather than community supervision, for certain people who have suffered from mental illness.

2011 data provide baseline and initial effects of Realignment

CJCJ’s California Sentencing Institute (CASI) released its 2011 data today, providing a statewide baseline of county practices prior to, and in the initial stages of, AB 109 implementation.

Despite crime rate, Santa Cruz County sends few to prison

A discussion of Santa Cruz County's low use of incarceration, unique offender demographic, and what is needed for a tailored approach to local crime.

The complex link between incarceration and public safety

Brown's plan to reduce prison overcrowding focuses on increasing incarceration, rather than enhancing public safety.

Brown can release prisoners early without compromising public safety

Gov. Brown must reduce the state's prison population by 10,000 people or be held in contempt of Court. Systematically releasing low-risk inmates is a safe and just way to meet this mandate.

REALIGNMENT: Is it to blame for more crime?

Riverside County struggling with overcrowded jails and an uptick in violent crime, chronic unemployment cited as a factor.

Realignment in Los Angeles County

A closer examination of LA county's unique realignment trends.

Report smacks Monterey County for sending more than its share of felons to prison.

By sending more non-violent felons to prison than the state average, Monterey County isn’t doing as much as it could to help efforts for prison realignment, according to a new report.

The 4,054 human faces of San Quentin

on March 27, 2013, CJCJ revisited San Quentin State Prison to see what changes had occurred since the implementation of Realignment.

Up Front

Senior Research Fellow, Mike Males, discusses Realignment's impact on county-by-county disparities.

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