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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

Counties learn about wraparound services for crossover youth

The Positive Youth Justice Initiative is hosting a webinar series to help counties serve youth who are involved in both the dependency and delinquency systems. Today's webinar was on implementing wraparound services, presented by CJCJ.

Diversion Programs Offer Youth a Second Chance

Diversion programs for youth offenders are blooming within area jurisdictions and are having a positive impact on the criminal justice system and on society, some officials and other experts said.

Daniel Macallair presenting at the California Correctional Crisis 2013

On March 21-22, 2013, the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, the UC Hastings Criminal Justice Institute, and the California Correctional Crisis Blog will present a symposium adrressing Realignment.  

CJCJ presents at WSC Conference 2013

On Saturday, February 9, 2013, CJCJ will present at the Western Society of Criminology Annual Conference in Berkeley, CA.

A look at Bill Bratton's crime rate track record

With the City of Oakland now bringing in a big name lawman to help fight crime -- we have a look at his track record.

Dan Macallair presents on juvenile justice at Congregation Sherith Israel, Feb. 2
On Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm , the San Francisco synagogue, Congregation Sherith Israel, is hosting a panel discussion on juvenile justice entitled, Rethinking Juvenile Justice: Get Tough or Get Smart?  The panel will explore factors that increase the possibilities for rehabilitation and deter future criminal conduct by young offenders. Presenters include: ~ Daniel Macallair, CJCJ Executive Director ~ Bruce Fisher, Huckleberry Youth Programs Executive Director ~ Denise Coleman,…
California judge finds boy guilty of murdering neo-Nazi father
California judge finds boy guilty of murdering neo-Nazi father KPCC Radio, January 14, 2013
Newtown massacre renews assault gun fight
Newtown massacre renews assault gun fight San Francisco Chronicle, December 18, 2012
UC Berkeley researchers to collaborate in investigation of wrongful convictions
UC Berkeley researchers to collaborate in investigation of wrongful convictions The Daily Californian, November 8, 2012
Local Reform in a Realigned Environment
Local Reform in a Realigned Environment
Counties using pretrial services to reduce jail overcrowding safely
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2012 San Francisco, CA : While 32 out of 58 counties in California are planning to add new jail beds to fulfill new AB 109 realignment responsibilities, a new report identifies counties that have developed cost-effective ways to alleviate and maximize on their existing jail space without compromising public safety. These models and practices could be modified and replicated in other jurisdictions that are currently struggling with overcrowded jails. Best…
Prison Break: California Rethinks Criminal Justice
Prison Break: California Rethinks Criminal Justice KQED Radio, August 22, 2012
Lessons Learned: The Santa Cruz County Story
Lessons Learned: The Santa Cruz County Story
Governor now wants to keep juvenile lockups open
Governor now wants to keep juvenile lockups open San Francisco Chronicle, May 20, 2012
When Juvenile Crime Happens in San Diego

When Juvenile Crime Happens in San Diego Voice of San Diego, April 2, 2012

Correcting youth corrections in California
Correcting youth corrections in California KALW News, March 21, 2012
Hundreds of Kids Arrested on an Unproven Hunch

Hundreds of Kids Arrested on an Unproven Hunch Voice of San Diego, March 11, 2012

Daniel Macallair presents at SF's Youth-Police Commission hearing Mar. 7, 2012
The San Francisco Youth Commission and Police Commission are uniting on March 7, 2012 to hold a "Hearing on youth-police interactions."  The hearing will be held in City Hall, Board of Supervisors Legislative Chambers, Room 250 at 6:00 pm.  RSVP required. See attached flyer for more details. CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair will discuss San Francisco's juvenile crime trends at the hearing.  His handouts can be found here: ~ San Francisco youth crime at record low ~…
Holder targets school discipline practices: 'unacceptable,' 'destructive'
Holder targets school discipline practices: 'unacceptable,' 'destructive' The Daily Caller, February 27, 2012
Report: Yolo County Highest Direct File Rate of Juvenile Cases in the State
Report: Yolo County Highest Direct File Rate of Juvenile Cases in the State Yolo Judicial Watch, February 17, 2012
Can California reduce its juvenile justice recidivism rates?
A CJCJ co-sponsored event, Can California Reduce Its Juvenile Justice Recidivism Rates? is taking place today: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 in the California State Capitol, Room 126 at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm . Testimony will be provided by juvenile justice experts and community organization grantees with recidivism rates below 15%.  Executive Director, Daniel Macallair, will present recidivism data in California, San Francisco County's Juvenile Collaborative Reentry Team (JCRT) model, and…
Trying youths in adult courts proving ineffective
Trying youths in adult courts proving ineffective Capitol Weekly, February 16, 2012
California Makes History by Closing its Juvenile Prisons
California Makes History by Closing its Juvenile Prisons The Cutting Edge, February 12, 2012

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