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Renewing Juvenile Justice

Commissioned by the Sierra Health Foundation, and authored by CJCJ, Renewing Juvenile Justice offers policy recommendations to move juvenile justice practices in California into the 21st Century.

The impact of realignment on county juvenile justice practice
The impact of realignment on county juvenile justice practice
Shasta County has high number of low-level offenders
Shasta County has high number of low-level offenders Redding Record Searchlight, January 29, 2011.
Juvenile Justice Shakeup?
Juvenile Justice Shakeup? KQED, January 27, 2011.
Should California shut down its juvenile prisons?
Should California shut down its juvenile prisons? KALW News, January 27, 2011.
Can Counties Handle Young Offenders on Their Own?
Can Counties Handle Young Offenders on Their Own? The Bay Citizen, January 22, 2011.
Whither Young Offenders? The Debate Has Begun
Whither Young Offenders? The Debate Has Begun The New York Times, January 22, 2011.
Budget cuts could send young offenders to adult prisons
Budget cuts could send young offenders to adult prisons California Watch, January 20, 2011.
New 'Scared Straight' Series Backs Discredited Strategy
New 'Scared Straight' Series Backs Discredited Strategy Youth Today, January 12, 2011.
Small but costly juvenile prison program awaits fate
Small but costly juvenile prison program awaits fate California Watch, October 27, 2010.
Ananish Chaudhuri: Throw three 'strikes' out of the ballpark
Ananish Chaudhuri: Throw three 'strikes' out of the ballpark New Zealand Herald, September 30, 2010.
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
The Myth of Immigrant-Fueled Crime Wave in Arizona
The Myth of Immigrant-Fueled Crime Wave in Arizona Politics Blog, September 9, 2010
Login Cabin Ranch Turns a Corner
Login Cabin Ranch Turns a Corner The Bay Citizen, September 1, 2010.
Crime Drops, Immigration Soars in Arizona
Crime Drops, Immigration Soars in Arizona The Crime Report, August 23, 2010.
Scapegoating Immigrants: Arizona's Real Crisis Is Rooted in State Residents' Soaring Drug Abuse
Senior Research Fellow Mike Males and Executive Director Daniel Macallair investigate Arizona's recent anti-immigrant law.  "
Scapegoating Immigrants: Arizona's Real Crisis Is Rooted in State Residents' Soaring Drug Abuse
Scapegoating Immigrants: Arizona's Real Crisis Is Rooted in State Residents' Soaring Drug Abuse
A New Responsible CCPOA
The California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) has long been seen as the primary villain responsible for the disastrous state of the California prison system.  During the late 1980s and 1990s while under the leadership of Don Novey, the CCPOA argued, advocated, and spent enormous amount of its resources to intimidate lawmakers to support harsher sentencing laws and prison expansion.  The calculation, of course, was that an ever expanding prison system would translate into an…
The Latest Look at the Effects of Juvenile Incarceration, California Style
The Latest Look at the Effects of Juvenile Incarceration, California Style Pacific Crime Blog, July 30, 2010.
Building a new consensus on California prison policy
The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) and the California Correctional Peace Officers Association are co-hosting an unprecedented series of policy discussions in Sacramento with some of the state's leading correctional experts to help forge a consensus on future corrections policy.  With the continued deterioration of conditions in the state's prisons, a new urgency has emerged that is bringing together a new coalition of groups and individuals to work with state leaders to address…
New Report Released: "The California Miracle"
Executive Director Daniel Macallair and Senior Research Fellow Mike Males investigate the validity of the Incapacitation Theory through the recent report titled "The California Miracle: Drastically Reduced Youth Incarceration, Drastically Reduced Youth Crime ."  This report serves as an update to a prior CJCJ publication, "Testing Incapacitation Theory: Youth Crime and Incarceration in California ." Our recent analysis calls incapacitation theory into serious question.  Incapacitation theory…
The California Miracle: Drastically Reduced Youth Incarceration, Drastically Reduced Youth Crime
The California Miracle: Drastically Reduced Youth Incarceration, Drastically Reduced Youth Crime
Experts agree Hayes would have tough time getting paroled
Experts agree Hayes would have tough time getting paroled The Stockton Record, May 8, 2010
Experts agree Hayes would have tough time getting paroled
Experts agree Hayes would have tough time getting paroled Stockton Reporter, May 8, 2010.
Marijuana: To Legalize or Not to Legalize
Today is April 20, 2010, also known as 4/20.  Many consider today an unofficial holiday: National Marijuana Day. Since today is 4/20, the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) thought no other day would be more appropriate to educate people on the fiscal and legal implications of legalizing marijuana in California.  CJCJ is in no way advocating for the use of non-medicinal marijuana, however, I feel it is critical to be fully informed on the matter.  As part of our various public…

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