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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!

California's 58 Crime Rates: Realignment and Crime in 2012

CJCJ's interactive map and a new report using 2012 data show 58 radically different Realignment experiences, with no statewide pattern emerging.

CJCJ Newsletter - Interact with new 2012 juvenile justice data

New 2012 youth crime data released, publication on a model youth justice program in Solano County, and our journal releases its Fall 2013 edition.

CJCJ May 2013 Newsletter - An update on the progress of AB 915

A continued observation of CJCJ's reform efforts emphasized by statistically relevant sentencing data.

Counties’ continued decline in reliance on state youth facilities

CJCJ’s California Sentencing Institute (CASI) released its 2011 juvenile justice data today, showing a continued trend away from state confinement and towards community-based options for high-needs youth.

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.

Mapping the landscape of California's juvenile justice population
California is a very diverse state, with 58 counties potentially acting as "laboratories" of policy innovation in the field of juvenile justice.  County and state-level practitioners, and policy makers can learn from these successes and model similar programs in their respective jurisdictions.  However, these same counties also vary in their ability to address complex pressing challenges, specifically as relates to youth offenders.  County-level data-analysis is a necessary building block in…
County-by-county youth crime trends defy conventional theory
Yesterday, CJCJ launched its California juvenile justice interactive map , displaying a plethora of data regarding local youth arrest and confinement practices by county. This is particularly pertinent given that California's statewide trends are so extraordinary: Youth crime in California is at its lowest level since statewide statistics were first compiled in 1954. The county-by-county data paint a more nuanced picture of juvenile justice in California. Among its 58 counties, the…
NEW: juvenile justice interactive map
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2012 CJCJ's California Sentencing Institute releases the  juvenile justice interactive map , includes county-by-county data visualizations San Francisco, CA :  Today CJCJ launched its new juvenile justice interface for the California Sentencing Institute (CASI) . The new juvenile justice map features interactive filters, county comparisons, geographic visualizations, and fully downloadable datasets.  Please explore the new juvenile justice map at…
Texas juvenile justice community solutions
Texas continues to break new ground with pioneering county-based solutions to serving justice-involved youth.  In addition to the promising state-level reforms CJCJ blogged on last week, a new report details how Texas counties are proving to be effective incubators of innovation.  The report, released last week by the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC), highlights the model practices of 12 Texas counties and provides fiscal and political recommendations that would enable all counties to…
CASI featured on Valley Public Radio, Mike Males explains trends
CJCJ's California Sentencing Institute (CASI), released on July 30, featured on Valley Edition on August 7, 2012.  CASI shows that on average, Valley counties utilize state and local incarceration more than the rest of the state.  As AB 109 criminal justice realignment progresses, these counties are now faced with tough decisions about how to best serve low level offenders locally.   With interviews from CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males, and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff…
Butte County felony imprisonments second in state per capita
Butte County felony imprisonments second in state per capita Chico Enterprise-Record, August 6, 2012
California's myriad sentencing practices
Yesterday, CJCJ launched the California Sentencing Institute's (CASI) new interface that allows for quicker, easier visual representations of California's statewide sentencing practices.  Immediately apparent upon visiting the site are the huge sentencing disparities among California's 58 counties.  Further exploration of the site indicates various interesting trends. For example, while Kings County is ranked at the top of every metric related to use of state prison, it is not the highest…
California Sentencing Institute (CASI) launches new improved interface
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2012 San Francisco, CA:   Today CJCJ is launching its new and improved interface for the California Sentencing Institute (CASI) .  The new map features interactive filters, county comparisons, geographic visualizations, and fully downloadable datasets.  Please explore CASI at http://casi.cjcj.org/ . In 2009, CJCJ launched the California Sentencing Institute (CASI) as the foundation for data and research driven commentary on the broader public safety…
Sneak Preview: California Sentencing Institute Upgrade
In 2009, CJCJ launched its California Sentencing Institute  (CASI) as the foundation for data and research driven commentary on the broader public safety dialogue.  The interactive map reveals detailed crime and incarceration trends for California's 58 counties, and it's about to get better... CJCJ will launch a newly developed CASI early next week!  The new map will feature interactive filters, county comparisons, geographic visualizations, and fully downloadable excel datasets.   Access…
California Sentencing Practices, 2009
California Sentencing Practices, 2009
First of its kind: California Sentencing Institute
First of its kind: California Sentencing Institute, a project of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice CJCJ has compiled a wealth of statistics detailing the radically different levels at which California counties send their residents to state prisons.  Go to the recently unveiled interactive map under the

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