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A Special Goodbye

Ten-year-old Eva was sad and upset — after six years of visiting her dad weekly in jail, everything was changing. Her father was going to prison.

A special goodbye & May news from CJCJ

A special goodbye visit for a family, Cameo House residents complete first step of programming, & formerly incarcerated people and allies advocate for 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. 

CJCJ in the news: Tenacity turned into treasure at San Francisco courts’ Children’s Waiting Room

San Francisco Bay View Newspaper highlights the important work of CJCJ's Children's Waiting Room staff. 

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.

Happy New Year from CJCJ!

In this issue: CJCJ partnership creates a new resource for youth; After 30 years in prison, CJCJ client is balancing college and work; Direct service programs receive gifts and donations for families.

Donate Toys and Games to the Children's Waiting Rooms

CJCJ's Children's Waiting Rooms provide a safe and fun environment for children while their parents tend to court business. Donate toys and games to the waiting rooms to help children learn and play. 

The Gift of a Second Chance #GivingTuesday

By participating in #GivingTuesday, your tax-deductible donation will support the unique services CJCJ provides, and give hope to those who have been affected by California's juvenile and criminal justice systems.  

December News from CJCJ

CJCJ helps spread holiday cheer; Executive Director Dan Macallair offers expertise on new justice show; CJCJ fights for rights of children visiting incarcerated parents

Bringing the holidays into the jails

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department and the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice partnered to bring the holiday spirit into the San Francisco County Jails.

Providing hope and kindness to our children this winter

CJCJ is very fortunate to work with extraordinary organizations that are committed to providing comfort and compassion to society’s most vulnerable members. Meet the Family Giving Tree.

Bread & Roses performs in SF jails with help from CJCJ staff
On Monday evening, December 10, 2012, the San Francisco Sheriff's Department and CJCJ are co-hosting Bread & Roses , an organization providing free performing arts shows to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society. The Bread & Roses choir will perform shows in the San Francisco jails to over 200 inmates.  The choir consists of volunteer vocalists who donate their time and talents to uplift the human spirit. CJCJ Children's Waiting Rooms staff is providing…

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