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Help Us Reinvest Millions in Community Programs for Youth

Assembly Bill 1007: The (P.R.O.M.I.S.E.) Act will allocate over $100M+ annually to critical community-based services for justice-involved youth.  Submit a support letter today!

New Report: California’s Youth Correctional Institutions Jeopardize Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

From overcrowding and unsanitary buildings to a lack of access to quality health care, DJJ facilities put youths' safety at risk.  

Helping our Community through the COVID-19 Crisis

During the COVID-19 crisis, California must support youth at DJJ, Cameo House serves families in San Francisco, and advocates press for protections in jails and juvenile facilities.

New CA Budget Fact Sheet, Next Generation Fellows, and more!

February News: CJCJ’s Next Generation Fellowship explores advocacy in Oakland, costs soar for California’s youth correctional system, and award for CJCJ staff supports children with incarcerated loved ones!

CJCJ’s Renee Menart Receives Bay Area Inspire Award

CJCJ is pleased to announce that Communications and Policy Analyst, Renee Menart, has been selected as a recipient of the 2019-2020 Bay Area Inspire Award.

CJCJ wishes you a happy New Year!

In 2019, CJCJ promoted alternatives to youth incarceration, prepared tomorrow’s justice policy leaders, and provided services for thousands of individuals.

SB 284 passes final vote in the Assembly, health education empowers women, and more!

Senate Bill 284 passes final vote and goes to the Governor’s desk, CJCJ staff and partners organize a Collaborative Courts Summit, and health education workshops empower Cameo House participants.

New Fact Sheet: Crime in L.A. County’s Major Cities Decline Amid Statewide Justice Reform

New CJCJ research finds crime rates have declined among Los Angeles County's major cities during California's justice reform era (2010-2018).

San Francisco Models Juvenile Justice Reform, Urban Crime Declines, and More!

San Francisco to end youth detention with CJCJ and community support, new fact sheet finds declines in California’s urban crime amid justice reforms, and CJCJ’s Youth Justice Mentoring program has lasting impact!

CJCJ-sponsored bill success, volunteer impact, and more!

March News: Sponsored bill to support youth locally proceeds in the CA State Legislature, Cameo House families and volunteers connect through a creative project, and CJCJ supports proposed closure of San Francisco's juvenile hall.

End Children’s Trauma, Harm By Prioritizing Them When Parents Arrested, in Court

CJCJ Communications and Policy Analyst Renee Menart discusses the collateral consequences of incarceration on children and family members in an Op-Ed published by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE).

California Program Trains Much-needed Justice-involved Leaders

CJCJ's Communications and Policy Analyst Renee Menart authors an Op-Ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) about the importance of justice-involved leaders on the path toward meaningful reform.

California’s ‘Close to Home’ Programs Must Invest in Communities, Not Corrections

CJCJ Communications and Policy Analyst Renee Menart authors an Op-Ed in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) about two California grant programs that provide nearly $280M for local services, and how these funds can be better spent through community-based programming.

New Legislation Increases Employment Access for Justice-Involved Californians

An estimated 8 million individuals in California have criminal records. Increasing access to employment can lessen the negative impacts of justice system contact and benefit communities across the state.

Time Cannot Heal All Wounds

Over 95 percent of incarcerated individuals return to the community- what happens then? Rehabilitation, not time spent behind bars, stands at the center of their future success.

Support Safe Communities and Healthy Families on #GivingTuesday

Join CJCJ on this national day of generosity to support programs that serve justice-involved youth and adults in our community. Together, we can build safer neighborhoods and a more just society.

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