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California Must Better Protect the Health and Safety of Youth in Juvenile Halls

Right now, California is deciding how, and in some cases whether, to afford basic protections for youth confined in county juvenile halls and camps. 

State spent millions on youth facilities despite drop in crime

The Union Democrat quotes CJCJ's Erica Webster and Mike Males regarding community concerns about the size of Tuolumne County's new, 30-bed juvenile hall that currently confines four young people. 

2017 Bills Could Limit Juvenile Shackling, Repeal Sentencing Enhancements, and More

This legislative session, CJCJ is co-sponsoring two justice reform bills and supporting others that seek to reduce California's reliance on incarceration.

58 city and county departments apply for Prop 47 funding

See of a full list of public agencies that submitted applications for Prop 47 funding and read the full proposals. 

CJCJ sponsors youth justice reform legislation and more!

CJCJ co-sponsors youth justice reform legislation, youth clients take a deserved break from their demanding lives, and California sees a promising start to county juvenile facility reform. 

If Kids Ran Juvie

The Marshall Project highlights the work of CJCJ and advocacy organizations to prioritize the voices of justice-involved youth in efforts to improve California's local juvenile facilities. 

Webinar Recap: Improving Minimum Standards for California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities

Please find all the webinar presentation materials here. Thank you to The California Endowment and Sue Burrell for making this webinar possible! 

JAN 12 WEBINAR: Improve California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities

Please join our January 12th webinar for a unique opportunity to improve California's juvenile justice facilites. 

The California Legislature Approves Additional $270 Million for Jail Construction

On June 15, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 844, creating yet another allocation for local criminal justice facility construction.

Informed Policymaking Begins with Data Collection

Recently proposed legislation would expand the California Department of Justice’s data collection apparatus and propel justice system reform.

California Must Prioritize In-Person Visits

California’s county jails are exacerbating the collateral consequences of incarceration by adopting "video visitation" instead of allowing family members and children to visit in person. 

National Reentry Week & April News from CJCJ

CJCJ'S Direct service team reflects on National Reentry Wee , San Francisco leadership discusses Prop. 47's impact on crime, & CJCJ advocates for community opportunity at the state Senate.

Senate subcommittee votes to improve Prop. 47 funding process

The state legislature hears concerns about the unequal representation of communities most impacted by criminal justice policy.

$250 Million Proposed for Jail Construction Raises Questions from the Legislature

The California Assembly Committee questions the need for an additional $250 Million in local adult facility construction funding.

Spotlight on New Juvenile and Criminal Justice Legislation

Newly proposed legislation would preserve access to in-person visitation, strengthen juvenile data collection, and involve law enforcement officers in diversion.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting November 12, 2015

Unofficial meeting minutes from the November 2015 BSCC meeting. 

California Needs Data-driven Juvenile Justice

Data can tell a story. The absence of data and thoughtful analysis can do the same, by illustrating that the state is not adequately prioritizing juvenile justice.

Governor Brown Proposes Additional $250 Million in Adult Facility Construction Funding

Governor Brown’s 2016-2017 budget proposal increases state spending on local criminal justice facilities, while limiting competition for funds.

Proposition 47 Savings: Reinvest in California’s Communities
The BSCC will be hosting  four community meetings in southern California, providing an opportunity for advocates to voice their opinions about how Proposition 47 funding should be used. 
November news from CJCJ

In this issue: CJCJ voices concern about jail funding and Prop. 47 at the BSCC,  Wraparound youth client is ready for a fresh start, and After the Doors Were Locked by Daniel Macallair is now available! 

November BSCC meeting kick starts big projects

Last week, the Board of State and Community Corrections approved $500 million in county facility construction funding and appointed chairs for its Proposition 47 subcommittee.

Monterey County residents discuss impact of Proposition 47

On September 10, local elected officials, community leaders, and neighbors in Monterey County’s City of Seaside gathered to learn about the impact of Proposition 47 on state policymaking and local public safety, 

Assembly Select Committee Hears from Youth of Color

Community groups, advocate organizations, and young people of color who compose the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color meet with legislators, discuss policy, and request that community leaders have input in decisions affecting their neighborhoods.

June news from CJCJ

Advocates voice concerns with $500 million for facility construction; San Francisco County holds hearing on bias in the justice system; CJCJ adult client gives back.

Community-Based Leadership of Color is Necessary for Effective Reform

In California, people of color are more strongly represented at every stage of the criminal justice system except in decision-making roles. 

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