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For California Prison Realignment Hype, Scary Tales Deserve Skepticism
For California Prison Realignment Hype, Scary Tales Deserve Skepticism California Progress Report, November 27, 2012
For California Prison Realignment Hype, Scary Tales Deserve Skepticism
For California Prison Realignment Hype, Scary Tales Deserve Skepticism San Diego Free Press, November 28, 2012
California Youth Crime Plunge Challenges Conventional Thinking
California Youth Crime Plunge Challenges Conventional Thinking Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, November 21, 2012
Washington's and Colorado's marijuana legalization schemes are no model for California
Though widely celebrated by progressive drug-policy reform groups, Colorado's Amendment 64 and Washington state's Initiative 502 approved by voters "to regulate marijuana like alcohol" represent discriminatory approaches Californians should not emulate. In fact, California 's current marijuana regulation design under SB 1449 is better than offered by Colorado or Washington .   In particular, Washington's marijuana legalization framework is flawed, containing several provisions that…
Former 'SYTYCD' Performer Helps At-Risk Youth
Former 'SYTYCD' Performer Helps At-Risk Youth Fox 40, November 2, 2012
California Juvenile Arrests at 50-year Low
California Juvenile Arrests at 50-year Low Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, November 2, 2012
Juvenile Crime Rate At Record Low
Juvenile Crime Rate At Record Low Capital Public Radio, October 31, 2012
Juvenile crime drops to record low in California
Juvenile crime drops to record low in California KPCC, October 31, 2012
New Data Shows California Youth Crime At Record Low
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2012 San Francisco, CA: After a record plunge in youth crime, fewer youths were arrested in California last year than at any time since 1957, when California had three million fewer teenaged youth. New figures released by the Department of Justice's Criminal Justice Statistics Center show 149,563 Californians under age 18 were arrested in 2011, the lowest number since statewide figures were first issued in 1957 (144,978). When the growth in the juvenile…
Local Reform in a Realigned Environment
Local Reform in a Realigned Environment
California Youth Crime Plunges to All-Time Low

California Youth Crime Plunges to All-Time Low

San Francisco's changing crime trends
San Francisco's changing crime trends
CASI featured on Valley Public Radio, Mike Males explains trends
CJCJ's California Sentencing Institute (CASI), released on July 30, featured on Valley Edition on August 7, 2012.  CASI shows that on average, Valley counties utilize state and local incarceration more than the rest of the state.  As AB 109 criminal justice realignment progresses, these counties are now faced with tough decisions about how to best serve low level offenders locally.   With interviews from CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males, and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff…
On Valley Edition: Incarceration Rate; Bus Rapid Transit; Greek Fest
On Valley Edition: Incarceration Rate; Bus Rapid Transit; Greek Fest Valley Public Radio, August 7, 2012
UPDATE: Nine Months into Realignment: California's Prisoner Decline Continues
UPDATE: Nine Months into Realignment: California's Prisoner Decline Continues
Charging youths as adults in California, 2003-2010
Charging youths as adults in California, 2003-2010
For juveniles, justice is biased
For juveniles, justice is biased Politico, July 6, 2012
Calif. Inmate Population at Lowest Level in 17 Years
Calif. Inmate Population at Lowest Level in 17 Years KQED News, June 14, 2012
Eight Months into Realignment: Dramatic Reductions in California's prisoners
Eight Months into Realignment: Dramatic Reductions in California's prisoners
Lessons Learned: The Santa Cruz County Story
Lessons Learned: The Santa Cruz County Story
UPDATE: Eight Months into Realignment: Dramatic Reductions in California's prisoners
UPDATE: Eight Months into Realignment: Dramatic Reductions in California's prisoners
Bullying not gay teens' key problem
Bullying not gay teens' key problem Politico, May 11, 2012
CJCJ's Mike Males participates in CUNY conference, Apr. 23-24
Entitled "Kids Behind Bars: Where's the Justice in America's Juvenile Justice System? Covering the Juvenile Justice Reform Debate in 2012," the symposium will take place on Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24, 2012 , at John Jay College (CUNY), in New York City.   The event, which is supported by the Tow Foundation, will bring 25 of America's leading juvenile justice journalists and editors together with juvenile justice practitioners, scholars, legal authorities, public officials,…
The Pacifica Evening News
The Pacifica Evening News KPFA Radio, April 12, 2012
Should We Rename It "Selma Francisco"?

Should We Rename It "Selma Francisco"? California Progress Report, April 13, 2012

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