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CDCR Drafts Prop 57 Regulations that Undercut the Initiative

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was tasked with drafting the regulations governing Prop 57’s nonviolent parole process and earned credit expansion. Unfortunately, the proposed regulations categorically excludes thousands of imprisoned Californians.

Help Abolish Regressive Juvenile Justice Fees in California

Juvenile administrative fees harm youth and families and undermine the rehabilitative intent of the juvenile justice system. A team of lawmakers, advocates, and researchers is working to bring an end to these fees in counties across California through Senate Bill 190.

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. 

2017 Bills Could Limit Juvenile Shackling, Repeal Sentencing Enhancements, and More

This legislative session, CJCJ is co-sponsoring two justice reform bills and supporting others that seek to reduce California's reliance on incarceration.

California’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Reports High Recidivism Despite Surging Costs

CJCJ's new fact sheet finds that the costs of confining youth in California’s state youth correctional syste are expected to climb to $271,318 per youth.

CJCJ Co-sponsored Bills Clear Senate Policy Committees

On April 4th, SB 190 and SB 439 passed Senate policy committees after strong testimony from legislators and advocates, and broad public support.

94.1 KPFA | Upfront: CJCJ's Maureen Washburn on youth reform legislation

CJCJ's Maureen Washburn discusses several pieces of important juvenile justice reform legislation that will decrease the negative impacts of justice-involvement on youth.

CJCJ Co-sponsors Legislation to Reform the Juvenile Justice System

CJCJ is co-sponoring two bills in the California legislature this year that would lessen the impact of the juvenile justice system on youth and their families. 

Prop 57 Alliance Celebrates Success and Looks to the Future

The California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice, a coalition of youth justice organizations, gathered to celebrate the successful passage of Proposition 57 and to plan for the future.

Patti Lee Appointed to Federal Board by the Obama Administration

Long-time CJCJ board member Patti Lee was honored by the Obama administration with a four-year appointment to the DOJ Science Advisory Board.

New Report: Declining Drug Enforcement After Proposition 47

A new report finds arrests and citations for drug possession have decreased in Los Angeles and San Diego counties after the passage of Prop 47.

Post-Prop 57, California Considers the Lasting Harm of Youth Incarceration

With Prop 57, Californians have voted to curb the treatment of youth as adults. Now we must reimagine the treatment of those who remain in the juvenile system.

A “Yes” on Prop 57 Will End Direct File

Prop 57 strips prosecutors of the power to send youth directly to adult criminal court, returning full discretion to impartial juvenile court judges.

New report shows fewer juveniles are being arrested for violent felonies

KBFX Bakersfield interviews CJCJ's Mauren Washburn about a new CJCJ report on dramatic decreases in California's youth crime. 

Juvenile and Criminal Justice Bills Clear the California Legislature

Advocates celebrate the successful passage of several key bills and call on Governor Brown to sign them into law.

California Youth Raise Their Voices “Strong and Loud”

On August 8th, hundreds of youth from across California gathered in Sacramento for the annual Free Our Dreams Organizing Summit and Advocacy Day.

Informed Policymaking Begins with Data Collection

Recently proposed legislation would expand the California Department of Justice’s data collection apparatus and propel justice system reform.

Young Adult Prisons Are Not the Answer

A proposal by the California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation defies best practices and fails to heed the lessons of history.

Spotlight on New Juvenile and Criminal Justice Legislation

Newly proposed legislation would preserve access to in-person visitation, strengthen juvenile data collection, and involve law enforcement officers in diversion.

Governor Brown Proposes Additional $250 Million in Adult Facility Construction Funding

Governor Brown’s 2016-2017 budget proposal increases state spending on local criminal justice facilities, while limiting competition for funds.

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