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San Francisco police fail to specify charges in nearly 90 percent of youth arrests in 2017

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) deviates from all other law enforcement agencies in California in two key ways: it fails to properly report Latino statistics, and it fails to specify exactly what offenses it charges nearly nine in 10 arrested youths.

The Scanner: Complaints against cops fell with body cams, but questions remain

The San Francisco Chronicle quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on current crime trends in California in the eighth year of its "justice reform era."

Property and Violent Crimes Up, Homicides and Human Trafficking Down

The Potrero View quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article about ongoing problems with San Francisco Police Department reporting practices and recent crime trends. 

The Number of Youth in Juvenile Detention in California Has Quietly Plummeted

The Voice of San Diego quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on California's steadily declining youth crime trends and emptying juvenile justice facilities.

NJ marijuana legalization: Why are NJ cops arresting fewer kids, more boomers?

App.com, part of the USA Today Network, quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on crime trends amid major marijuana policy reforms.

Former police officer goes on trial for killing unarmed 15-year-old

The Washington Post quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on the impact and prevalence of police shootings during the trial of an officer in Dallas.

Youth curfews don’t work, open towns to costly lawsuits

The Press of Atlantic City quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on the deficiencies of youth curfews.

California’s County Jails Show Population Reductions Amid Statewide Prison Reform

Despite initial fears that reductions in prison populations would rebound to counties by increasing jail populations, statewide prison reform now appears to be a model for “jail reform.”

SF Foots Bill for State-Run Juvenile Facilities

The San Francisco Examiner quotes CJCJ's Policy Analyst Maureen Washburn and Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on the rising per capita costs of California's Division of Juvenile Justice.

New Fact Sheet: Racial Disparities Persist Amid Large Drug Arrest Declines in San Francisco

A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that disproportionate felony drug arrests among African Americans in San Francisco continue during a period of drastic changes in the city’s drug policing and statewide drug policy reforms.

By the Numbers: Why California Needs More Drug Treatment, Not Youth Prisons

Hundreds of thousands more youth are on the streets today, policed less than ever. Meanwhile, California crime rates hover near historic lows.

New Report: Crime in California Cities Remains Stable Through Justice Reform Era (2010-2017)

A new fact sheet from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice finds that, during a period of large-scale criminal justice reform, California’s urban crime rates remained stable.

Los Angeles County Crime Rates Show Wide Local Variation During Justice Reform Era, 2010-2016

CJCJ’s new fact sheet shows Los Angeles County crime trends, like trends across the state, appear to be highly localized during the justice reform era.

Most California Jurisdictions Show Declines in Property Crime During Justice Reform Era

CJCJ’s new report shows wide variations in local crime trends, with most jurisdictions reporting declines amid Public Safety Realignment, Prop 47, and Prop 57.

The Myth of White Safety in White Numbers

CJCJ's Mike Males authors an op-ed for Yes! Magazine that highlights new data showing that Whites are safer from violent death in more diverse areas.

The Kids Are All Right (and These Surprising Statistics Prove It)

CJCJ's Mike Males pens an op-ed for Yes! Magazine detailing positive trends among American youth, such as declining crime, increasing education, and greater political tolerance. 

Travis Allen’s Mostly False Claim About Crime in California

Politifact uses data from CJCJ's recent report to fact check a statement made by California gubernatorial candidate, Travis Allen. 

A new report, a CJCJ client gives back & youth clients celebrate summer!

CJCJ youth clients celebrate summer with indoor go-karting; Refuting fear: immigration, youth, and CA's declining violence; and Cameo House resident completes program and gives back.

The California Story: Reduced Crime, High Immigration

The Crime Report highlights a recent CJCJ report which found increasing positive trends for health in safety in California as the overall population became more diverse and saw increased immigration. 

KPFA 94.1FM Berkeley: CJCJ refutes political rhetoric on immigration and crime

Berkeley radio station, KPFA 94.1 FM, interviewed CJCJ's Mike Males about the findings of his recent report "Refuting Fear: Immigration, Youth, and California's Stunning Declines in Crime and Violence." 

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. 

Trump's distortions of crime, violence, drugs and youth

Trump’s address reveals dangerous misconceptions. Drugs and crime in America have virtually nothing to do with immigrants, foreigners, or youth.

“Teen Brain” Non-Science Debunked

Recent scientific reviews have debunked neurological studies which found youth to be more crime prone, but statistical realities showing dramatic drops in youth crime were demolishing such claims for decades. 

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

California to Trump: What 'American carnage'? Things are far safer here than in the rest of America

Mike Males pens an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times disputing the claims made by President Trump and his administration. 

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