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National leadership, national models for juvenile justice reform
Last Thursday, Los Angeles City Councilman Tony Cárdenas traveled to San Francisco to meet leading juvenile justice policy experts from Northern California at the San Francisco State University Downtown Campus .  Councilman Cárdenas is running unopposed this November in a new Congressional district in Los Angeles and will be sworn into office in January 2013 as one of California's newest members of Congress. Mr. Cárdenas was very explicit with the policy advocates that his number one issue…
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…
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…
Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Second Chance Act
In September 2009, San Francisco was one of only five jurisdictions from around the nation selected as a Second Chance Act National Demonstration Project site by the United States Department of Justice, to develop and implement the Juvenile Collaborative Reentry Team (JCRT).  JCRT is a collaboration between the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department, the San Francisco Superior Court, and the San Francisco Public Defender's Office, that will…

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