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UPDATE: Eight Months into Realignment: Dramatic Reductions in California's prisoners
UPDATE: Eight Months into Realignment: Dramatic Reductions in California's prisoners
Eight Months into Realignment: Dramatic Reductions in California's prisoners
Eight Months into Realignment: Dramatic Reductions in California's prisoners
Announcing the release of the Juvenile Placement Manual 2012

Attention youth advocates, probation officers, public defenders, and county placement agencies:     CJCJ's Sentencing Service Program is pleased to announce the release of the 2012 edition of the Juvenile Placement Manual. The manual is a result of 27 years of effort by Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice staff to develop the best juvenile disposition options available.  The manual contains updated and expanded information about approximately 150 residential placement options for juvenile…

Misplaced priorities: California's spending on prisons vs. higher education
A March 1st SF Chronicle article highlighted recent comments made in Washington D.C. by retiring SF State President Robert Corrigan about California's excessive prison spending and annual cuts to higher education.  He noted that, "California is spending nearly as much money on prisons ($8.7 billion, or 9.45 percent of its budget), as it does on all of higher education ($9.3 billion, or 10.1 percent of its budget)".    Looking at just the UC's and CSU's, the state spends less than half ($4.6…
Addendum to Charging Youths as Adults
Addendum to Charging Youths as Adults
Judge Hyman "California Juvenile Prison Shutdown"
Judge Hyman "California Juvenile Prison Shutdown" Legal Broadcast Network, February 2, 2012
Charging youths as adults in California: A county by county analysis
Charging youths as adults in California: A county by county analysis
What to expect from the criminal justice system in 2012
What to expect from the criminal justice system in 2012 KALW News, December 12, 2011
California's annual homicide rates declined
California's annual homicide rates declined Oakland Tribune, December 6, 2011
How an electoral tweak is throwing California lobbyists into disarray
How an electoral tweak is throwing California lobbyists into disarray KALW News, December 1, 2011
California's startling youth trends: Does more "youth on the streets" mean more crime?
California's startling youth trends: Does more "youth on the streets" mean more crime?
A little known law enforcement group with heavy political sway
A little known law enforcement group with heavy political sway KALW News, November 18, 2011
Sacramento's K-Street Lobbyists
Sacramento's K-Street Lobbyists
Misdemeanor marijuana arrests are skyrocketing
Misdemeanor marijuana arrests are skyrocketing
It's all business [audio]
"It's all business" By Selena Teji, J.D. Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice This short broadcast discusses the role lobbying firms play in exacerbating the current prison crisis in California. Listen here If you would like to learn more about this issue, please visit our Interest Groups and Criminal Justice Policy page found under the public education tab on our homepage: $1cjcj.org/Policy-analysis/Political-Landscape.html$4
Money Talks [audio]
"Money Talks" By Randall G. Shelden, Ph.D. & Selena Teji, J.D. Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice A political interest group is a group of individuals whose aim is to affect public policy decisions based on their common activities. This four-minute broadcast introduces listeners to the criminal justice special interest group landscape in California, highlighting key players and the strategies they employ to promote their agenda in California's criminal justice policymaking. …
What has been the effect of Proposition 21?
What has been the effect of Proposition 21?
The impact of realignment on county juvenile justice practice
The impact of realignment on county juvenile justice practice
Marijuana Arrests and California's Drug War: A Report to the California Legislature, 2010 Update
Marijuana Arrests and California's Drug War: A Report to the California Legislature, 2010 Update
CJCJ co-hosts the Correctional Crisis Conference
In June 2010 the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice entered into a unique partnership with the California Correctional Peace Officer's Association by co-hosting the Correctional Crisis Conference.  This collaborative effort convenes California's leading correctional experts and stakeholders from the entire spectrum of the criminal justice system. The goal of the roundtable discussions is to develop a set of policy recommendations for the gubernatorial candidates that will elevate the…
The California Miracle: Drastically Reduced Youth Incarceration, Drastically Reduced Youth Crime
The California Miracle: Drastically Reduced Youth Incarceration, Drastically Reduced Youth Crime
Listen to CJCJ's Newest Broadcast: Marijuana Legalization in CA
CJCJ has just released a broadcast on marijuana legalization in California, as part of our newest component to our public education efforts.  Our broadcasts provide quick and easy access to key information on pressing criminal and juvenile justice matters, in an understandable and easy to relate fashion. Listen to staff Ashley Afferino interview CJCJ Program Director and SF Reentry Commissioner Gerald Miller on the topic of
Broadcast: Marijuana Legalization in California
San Francisco's Reentry Commissioner and Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice Program Director Gerald Miller discusses the hot topic of legalizing marijuana.  Mr. Miller covers misconceptions of legalizing marijuana, the trends marijuana arrest rates have taken in the last twenty years, and some of the implications involved if marijuana were to be legalized. As indicated in the graph above, misdemeanor marijuana arrests have been on an upward trend since 1992. ~  In 1990 Marijuana…
Listen to CJCJ's First Broadcast: The Problem of Prison Overcrowding in California
CJCJ is developing a new component to our public education efforts.  We are creating regular news broadcasts to further educate the public regarding numerous important events occurring within the justice system.  The stories we will cover deal with a number of issues to include policy change, violations of current criminal or juvenile justice policies, and much more. We believe you will benefit from our broadcasts, as they provide quick and easy access to key information on pressing criminal…
Broadcast: The Problem of Prison Overcrowding in California
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice Program Director Gerald Miller offers his insight on the overcrowding of California prisons.  He discusses the criminalization of unwanted social behaviors, what overcrowding actually looks like, the effects it has on violence, and the important role community programs play in fixing this problem.   Listen  to staff Ashley Afferino interview CJCJ Program Director and SF Reentry Commissioner Gerald Miller on prison overcrowding. Brief History From…

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