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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.

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.  

"When did it become legal to strip-search a child?"

CJCJ Deputy Director Dinky Manek Enty writes in the Chronicle of Social Change about a new proposal to strip-search visitors, including children visiting their incarcerated parents.

In memory of Roland Carey, former CJCJ director

Independent Living Program provided support and housing for young people.

Violence Prevention has a New Champion

After seven amazing years of dedicated work, Kate McCracken, CJCJ’s Director of Policy and Development, will be moving her efforts into a specific violence prevention role as a Senior Planner and Policy Analyst with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office.

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.

A Salute to the Supportive Living Program

After 22 years of guiding men to and through their roads of recovery, CJCJ's Supportive Living Program (SLP) is closing its doors today. We are saddened by its passing but take pride in its accomplishments.

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.

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.

No cookie cutter approach for justice-involved youth
The Sierra Health Foundation (SHF) in partnership with The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) and The California Endowment (TCE) has launched the first of its kind statewide Positive Youth Justice Initiative (PYJI).  SHF is offering various invited counties throughout California the opportunity to collaboratively improve upon or develop wraparound services for cross-over youth, utilizing strengths-based approaches with an emphasis on trauma-informed care.  SHF will provide awarded counties…
Fight the good fight: stand up against child abuse
Internationally, I believe many individuals would agree that child abuse is an unacceptable behavior in various cultures and communities all over the world, though I recognize there are different viewpoints on what may be considered child abuse. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and "a time to recognize that we each can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in communities." I find it difficult to believe any rational person would…
CJCJ's Selena Teji engages in dialogue on KQED's "Phasing Out Juvenile Justice"
Selena Teji, CJCJ's Communication Specialist, discussed "Phasing Out Juvenile Justice" on KQED's Forum with Barry Krisberg, director of the Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, and Brian Brown, managing principal analyst at the Legislative Analyst's Office. If you missed the show, go to "Phasing Out Juvenile Justice " or review the summary below. The above-mentioned experts discussed the following juvenile justice realignment…
Time for juvenile justice reform
After 5 years, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) hosted their most successful national conference with over 3,000 registrants from across the country this year.  From October 12th through October 14th, OJJDP presented over 65 workshops, utilizing 11 distinct tracks.  The tracks provided particular perspectives, such as those specifically tailored for funders, law enforcement, and tribal communities, but also included more over-arching juvenile justice topics to…
CJCJ will present "Renewing Juvenile Justice" at OJJDP's 2011 National Conference
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) selected CJCJ to present at the OJJDP's 2011 National Conference for Children's Justice and Safety on October 12-14! The Poster Session will feature presentations of recent program initiatives, research findings, and other information of interest to the juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and victimization prevention communities. CJCJ's Deputy Director Dinky Manek Enty and Sierra Health Foundation's Matt Cervantes will…
Will federal funding give reentry another chance?
On Monday, June 20, 2011 Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) introduced legislation to extend aspects of the Second Chance Act first passed in 2007.  The Second Chance Act Reauthorization Bill is scheduled for Senate Judiciary Committee consideration on Thursday, June 23, 2011. The Reauthorization Bill will improve public safety and improve outcomes for individuals returning to communities from prisons and jails.  It is imperative during our economic crisis that…
Renewing Juvenile Justice is now available on CJCJ's Resource Center
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.
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.

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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