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News items related to Prop 47

Promoting Alternatives to Incarceration, New Report, and More!

CJCJ launches an initiative to promote alternatives to incarceration, publishes a new report, and tours a model juvenile hall. 

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.

58 city and county departments apply for Prop 47 funding

See of a full list of public agencies that submitted applications for Prop 47 funding and read the full proposals. 

New Report: Urban Crime Trends Remain Stable Through California’s Policy Reform Era (2010-2016)

CJCJ's new fact sheet finds that, despite the implementation of large-scale criminal justice reforms, California’s urban crime rates remained stable from 2010 through early 2016.

Prop 47, Empowering Youth Voices & A New California Prison?

Declining drug enforcement after Proposition 47, advocates rally to improve California's juvenile facilities, and Governor Brown's budget proposes to build another prison.

At Least 50 California Agencies May Apply for Prop 47 Funding

Prop 47 created an estimated $103 million to fund community programs that focus on mental health, drug treatment and criminal justice diversion programs.

Prop 47 Provides $103 Million for Community Programs

Prop 47 allocated state funding for community programs that support mental health, drug treatment, and rehabilitation for people involved with the justice system. Applications are due on February 21. 

California Sentencing Institute now shows 2015 trends

The California Sentencing Institute (CASI) interactive map now shows annual criminal and juvenile justice statistics for 2009-2015.

Jail state: Juvenile justice overhaul rallies Sacramento faith community behind Prop. 57

The Sacramento News & Review cites two CJCJ reports analyzing the prosecution of youth as adults and crime trends after Prop 47. 

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. 

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. 

The California Legislature Approves Additional $270 Million for Jail Construction

On June 15, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 844, creating yet another allocation for local criminal justice facility construction.

Harnessing County Level Prop 47 Savings

Prop 47 cost savings are not being fully realized at the county level. County officials and community groups must act to ensure these savings are reinvested into community-based programs. 

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.

CJCJ in the news: Crime Moves Back Down in 2016 in Davis and West Sacramento

The Davis Vanguard highlights CJCJ's recent report analyzing Prop. 47's impact on crime. 

2016-17 budget continues California's dependency on incarceration

$250 million for adult facility construction funding and increased funding to DJJ, but only $29.3 million in Prop. 47 savings? 

November news from CJCJ

In this issue: CJCJ voices concern about jail funding and Prop. 47 at the BSCC,  Wraparound youth client is ready for a fresh start, and After the Doors Were Locked by Daniel Macallair is now available! 

CJCJ in the news: The Push to Imprison California's Low-Level Offenders

As critics fault Proposition 47 for a spike in crime—which reduced some minor offenses from felonies to misdemeanors—the East Bay Express cites expert criminologists and CJCJ to explain why the claim is problematic. 

Assembly Select Committee Hears from Youth of Color

Community groups, advocate organizations, and young people of color who compose the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color meet with legislators, discuss policy, and request that community leaders have input in decisions affecting their neighborhoods.

Community-Based Leadership of Color is Necessary for Effective Reform

In California, people of color are more strongly represented at every stage of the criminal justice system except in decision-making roles. 

May news from CJCJ

The plummeting arrest rates of California's children; Patti Lee honored as a trailblazer of juvenile justice reform; and California leaders work to implement Prop 47.

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