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2016-17 budget continues California's dependency on incarceration

$250 million for adult facility construction funding and increased funding to DJJ, but only $29.3 million in Prop. 47 savings? 

KQED Forum Interviews Daniel Macallair

KQED Forum's Michael Montgomery talks with CJCJ executive director, Daniel Macallair, about his new book, the history of youth corrections in California, and the lessons to be learned from the past.  

Update to CJCJ's Farrell Litigation Timeline

CJCJ has updated it's Farrell Litigation Timeline to include relevant events from 2013 - 2015. 

End Mass Incarceration. Stop Prosecuting Youth as Adults.

Youth tried as adults generally experience worse outcomes and higher rates of incarceration than their juvenile court counterparts.By ending the transfer of young people to adult court and harnessing the strengths of the juvenile justice system, we can improve the lives of at-risk youth, their families, and our communities.

CJCJ’s Sentencing Service Program keeps youth in juvenile court

When a prosecutor wants to try a youth as an adult, defense attorneys reach out to Nisha Ajmani, program manager for CJCJ’s Sentencing Service Program (SSP), to keep that youth in the juvenile justice system.

Brown’s budget misses opportunity to shrink prison system

Despite the lowest crime rate in decades, and recent and potential reductions in the prison population, Brown continues to up prison spending and expand capacity.

New data reveal persistent disparities in charging youth as adults

A long-overdue report lays bare the egregious racial disparities that pervade the juvenile justice system, and falls short of providing crucial data on youth transferred to adult court.

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