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The Lessons of California for Juvenile Justice Reform

CJCJ's executive director pens an op-ed for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) on the lessons to be learned from the failures of California's state youth corrections system.

August News from CJCJ: Celebrating the life of Juidell Preston

CJCJ remembers change-maker, Juidell Preston,  youth clients learn new skills in the High Sierras, and new CJCJ reports address juvenile justice issues in California.

California Reforms Creating County-Based Systems for 21st Century

CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair writes an op-ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) on how California's plummeting youth crime rates creates an opportunity for more substantive reform

February News from CJCJ!

Sierra Health Foundation's Speaker Series features Daniel Macallair; New CJCJ collaborative offers reentry services after federal prison; and Daily Journal interviews Daniel Macallair about the future of DJJ.

CJCJ in the news: Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton Accepted Almost the Same Amount of Prison Lobbyist Donations

The Huffington Post reports on Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio receiving campaign contributions from private prison lobbies, and cites CJCJ statistics showing racial disparities in the justice system. 

CJCJ in the news: Others States Can Learn from Changes to Juvenile Justice in California

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed by CJCJ executive director, Daniel Macallair, on the success of California systemic changes to its juvenile justice system. 

January Newsletter: Proposed Ballot Initiative to Repeal Direct File

CJCJ offers a new free resource for youth, KQED's Forum interviews CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair and Governor Brown announces new ballot initiative to repeal direct file.

CJCJ in the news: U.S. Supreme Court, Life Sentences for Juveniles Must Be Reviewed

Public News Service interviews CJCJ's executive director, Daniel Macallair, on the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent juvenile justice decision. 

CJCJ in the news: Court Decision Brings Hope, Uncertainty for Juveniles Sentenced to Life

JJIE quotes CJCJ's Daniel Macallair on today's Supreme Court decision to retroactively extend a a 2012 verdict ruling juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) as unconstitutional. 

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.  

CJCJ in the news: California prison reforms have reduced inmate numbers, not costs

Reuters quotes CJCJ's Executive Director, Daniel Macallair, on why the costs of incarceration are increasing in California, despite the declining prison population.

September news from CJCJ: Executive Director publishes history of California juvenile justice system

After the Doors Were Locked: California's juvenile justice history; JJS supports youth on Polynesia Violence Prevention Day; CJCJ participates in Monterey County Proposition 47 town hall

CJCJ's Daniel Macallair Speaks on Bail Industry

CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair speaks with San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi on the challenges with our bail system and need for pretrial reform.

Worldwide Experts Converge to Discuss the Future of Criminal Justice

"Criminology at the Intersection of Oppression": Worldwide perspectives on criminal justice are discussed at an international criminology meeting in San Francisco.

Remembering John Vasconcellos

With the death of former State Senator John Vasconcellos on May 29, the California criminal justice reform community lost one of its great champions. Vasco, as he was affectionately known, was one of those rare elected officials whose commitment to justice never wavered. 

CJCJ in the news: Probation Reports: What we can learn from the 'most important' documents in the criminal justice system

The North Coast Journal explores the importance about pre-sentence investigation reports.  Execuvite Director, Daniel Macallair, discusses this in detail in the article.

CJCJ in the news: Racial Disparity in Juvenile Facilities Increased as Overall Incarceration Plummeted, Report Says

CJCJ's Executive Director Dan Macallair highlights the need for local community-based service organizations.  

CJCJ in the news: 'Audrie's Law' targets rapes of passed-out teens

Senate Bill 838, "Audrie's Law" would expand the ability of prosecutors to unilaterally charge youth as adults. Is this another example of knee-jerk policy?

A Modern Understanding of a Long Ago Confession and a Boy’s Execution

An in-depth look at the George Stinney case and what it could mean for juvenile justice policy almost 70 years later.

CJCJ statement on LA jail indictments

Official statement by Executive Director Daniel Macallair on the Los Angeles County jail indictments. 

Study Attributes Boost In Property Crime To State Prison Realignment

Executive Director Daniel Macallair discusses property crime in a post-Realignment era.

Oakland City Council Considers Youth Curfew

KCBS reports on the proposed Oakland youth curfew which is being considered tonight by the Board of Supervisors.

Leaders in the Field Weigh in on the Effectiveness of Diversion Programming

An article in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange examines diversion programs for justice-involved youth.

Oakland youth curfew proposed to help fight crime

"It is pretty ineffective," Daniel Macallair said of a curfew. "Most of it is for symbolic purposes. It is kind of the fallback policy for policymakers when they don't know what else to do."

Realignment targets adults, but youth system also in flux

“Youth crime in California is at a 40-year low. Looking at the statistics you could argue this is the best-behaved generation on record. Now why that is, we don’t know,” said Daniel Macallair

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