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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…
Marijuana Arrests and California's Drug War
Marijuana Arrests and California's Drug War
A Taxpayers Guide to the California Death Penalty
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2008/09 Juvenile Placement Manual released
CJCJ's Sentencing Service Program releases the 2008/09 Juvenile Placement Manual The Sentencing Service Program first released its Juvenile Placement Manual in 2002 to assist individuals in the important task of determining an appropriate placement for juvenile offenders.  The manual proved itself to be a valuable tool for defense counsel, prosecutors and probation as it contained information about juvenile placement options throughout California and the nation.  After five years of…
CJCJ's Sentencing Service Program Releases Juvenile Placement Manual
CJCJ's Sentencing Service Program Releases Juvenile Placement Manual
Prison Expansion in a Time of Austerity: An Analysis of the Governor's Proposed New Prison in Delano
Prison Expansion in a Time of Austerity: An Analysis of the Governor's Proposed New Prison in Delano
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 1, Number 1 - Summer 2001
(ISSN 1530-3012 ) From the editor Justice Policy Journal Volume 1, Number 1: August 2001 From the editor By Daniel Macallair, MPA Editorial Statement Manuscripts submitted to the Justice Policy Journal cannot have been published elsewhere, including the Internet. They cannot be under consideration by another journal or publication outlet. Upon publication, author(s) must sign a Copyright Agreement with the Justice Policy Journal. Justice Policy Journal Volume 1, Number 1:…
Crime Rates and Youth Incarceration in Texas and California Compared: Public Safety or Public Waste?
Crime Rates and Youth Incarceration in Texas and California Compared: Public Safety or Public Waste?
California Juvenile Justice Reentry Partnership

The California Juvenile Justice Reentry Partnership (CJJRP), a collaborative effort to improve outcomes for youth released from juvenile justice facilities, was formally announced in 2007.

CJCJ's 2007 Legislative Watch
CJCJ's 2007 Legislative Watch
California Legislative Update: A Review of New Law and Unfinished Business
California Legislative Update: A Review of New Law and Unfinished Business
California Youth Crime Declines: The Untold Story
California Youth Crime Declines: The Untold Story
Restructuring Juvenile Corrections in California
Restructuring Juvenile Corrections in California
Drug Use and Justice 2002: An Examination of California Drug Policy Enforcement
Drug Use and Justice 2002: An Examination of California Drug Policy Enforcement
Drug Use and Justice: An Examination of California Drug Policy Enforcement
Drug Use and Justice: An Examination of California Drug Policy Enforcement
Dispelling the Myth: An Analysis of Youth and Adult Crime Patterns in California over the Past 20 Years
Dispelling the Myth: An Analysis of Youth and Adult Crime Patterns in California over the Past 20 Years

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