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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.

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.

Weakening Prop 57 Reinforces Mass Incarceration

New legislation seeks to limit eligibility for Prop 57 reforms, thereby failing to address the root causes of mass incarceration and how we treat those who have committed violent crimes. 

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

CJCJ’s Continued Promise of Service

One week after Election Day, CJCJ remains as committed to criminal justice reform as we were at our founding.

Election 2016: A summary of four statewide criminal justice initiatives

This Election Day, California voters have the opportunity to make significant changes to the state’s juvenile and criminal justice system.

New Prop 57 data tool shows "justice-by-geography" in California

Prop 57 would abolish prosecutor's ability to charge youth directly in adult court, a practice that has proven to more often impact youth of color and youth in certain counties. 

October News: New reports, a tour of DJJ & a youth client's success

Two new reports focus on the future of youth justice in California, CJCJ staff tour California's northern youth correctional facilities, and we congratulate a youth client who is now a full-time student. 

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. 

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: The Prosecution of Youth as Adults in California

A new report presents 2015 trends in California’s use of “direct file,” wherein prosecutors are granted sole discretion to file charges against youth as young as 14 years old directly in adult criminal court.

Treating Young Offenders Like Adults Is Bad Parenting

The Atlantic interviews CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani and Mike Males, and determines that district attorneys' unfettered power to prosecute youth as adults doesn't benefit anyone — except prosecutors.

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