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CJCJ congratulates Terence Baugh, our new Director of Behavioral Health!

Terence’s lived experiences allow him to relate to the youth he serves. Now, he is leading a team of credible, trusted, and nurturing behavioral health staff, dedicated to supporting young people in San Francisco’s juvenile justice system.

State spent millions on youth facilities despite drop in crime

The Union Democrat quotes CJCJ's Erica Webster and Mike Males regarding community concerns about the size of Tuolumne County's new, 30-bed juvenile hall that currently confines four young people. 

Weakening Prop 57 Reinforces Mass Incarceration

New legislation seeks to limit eligibility for Prop 57 reforms, thereby failing to address the root causes of mass incarceration and how we treat those who have committed violent crimes. 

As Prop 57 goes into effect, experts debate impact on youth, prison overcrowding

UC Berkeley's Oakland North highlights CJCJ research and interviews Maureen Washburn and Erica Webster on the beneficial reforms of Prop 57. 

Pushing Back Against Alt-Facts and Focusing on California

Daniel Macallair testifies before California Assembly committee; CJCJ authors two editorials in national news platforms; Implementing Proposition 57 and sentencing reform in 2017

Listen to Youth Voices to Bring California Facilities Into the 21st Century

CJCJ's Erica Webster penned an op-ed for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) highlighting what young people said about their experiences in juvenile facilities

The Children’s Waiting Rooms make the holidays brighter for San Francisco kids

This week, Children’s Waiting Rooms staff hosted a holiday gathering for families, children, allies and court staff. Children visiting the waiting rooms were given special gifts from Family Giving Tree.

Support Healing After Incarceration on #GivingTuesday

On this global day of giving, we at CJCJ hope you will consider making a donation to support our programs and the people we serve.

Give Homeless Mothers a Second Chance on #GivingTuesday

Help CJCJ continue an influential, groundbreaking program that provides a safe and healthy living environment for San Franicisco's women and children. 

Support Safe, Trauma-free Childcare on #GivingTuesday

By participating in Giving Tuesday, your tax-deductible donation will help CJCJ provide safe, no-cost childcare for children whose parents have business in the San Francisco courts.  

New report tests to see if Prop 47 resulted in higher crime rates

CBS Monterey interviews CJCJ's Erica Webster about a new CJCJ report analyzing Proposition 47's impact on crime. 

CJCJ Director awarded Juvenile Advocate of the Year, plus new Prop 47 report!

Prop 47 and Crime in 2015, CJCJ's Executive Director awarded Juvenile Advocate of the Year, and dedicated CJCJ youth mentors featured in a major news outlet.

Prop. 47: ‘Reckless experiment’ or hope for criminal justice reform?

The Los Angeles Daily News highlights CJCJ's new report which finds that Proposition 47's criminal justice reforms do not correlate with county-level crime changes in 2015. 

New Report: Prop 47 and Crime in 2015

CJCJ's new report provides a comparison of county-level crime changes to jail population changes and prison releases after the passage of Prop 47. 

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.

KQED: Violence and Gang Activity Still Plague California's Juvenile Corrections Facilities

CJCJ's Erica Webster describes conditions at California's state youth correctional facilities on KQED's The California Report.

Failure After Farrell: Violence and Inadequate Mental Health Care in California's Division of Juvenile Justice

CJCJ's new report finds, in California's state youth corrections system, violence has increased, gang culture is pervasive, and mental health treatment is at times nonexistent.

California legislature hears pros and cons of statewide sentencing reform

Criminal and juvenile justice reform advocates testified in support of Governor Brown's ballot initiative Proposition 57, which would roll back disastrous, pro-mass incarceration policy.

National Reentry Week & April News from CJCJ

CJCJ'S Direct service team reflects on National Reentry Wee , San Francisco leadership discusses Prop. 47's impact on crime, & CJCJ advocates for community opportunity at the state Senate.

Senate subcommittee votes to improve Prop. 47 funding process

The state legislature hears concerns about the unequal representation of communities most impacted by criminal justice policy.

Board of State and Community Corrections Meeting November 12, 2015

Unofficial meeting minutes from the November 2015 BSCC meeting. 

Proposition 47 Savings: Reinvest in California’s Communities
The BSCC will be hosting  four community meetings in southern California, providing an opportunity for advocates to voice their opinions about how Proposition 47 funding should be used. 
JJIE: Juvenile Justice Can Be Reformed Without Invoking Old Prejudices

Individualized justice, economic equality and factual accuracy should supply the science driving reform, not century-old biodeterminism.

CJCJ in the news: 3 California Reforms Support Youth Record Sealing, Re-entry

The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed by Erica Webster reviewing three reforms to the California juvenile record sealing process passed in 2015. 

November BSCC meeting kick starts big projects

Last week, the Board of State and Community Corrections approved $500 million in county facility construction funding and appointed chairs for its Proposition 47 subcommittee.

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