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San Francisco’s crime rates fall while Sacramento’s “tough-on-crime” DA presides over rising violence

San Francisco has seen major decreases in crime amid progressive reforms, while nearby Sacramento is experiencing a homicide and violence surge under the leadership of its conservative prosecutor.

New Report: San Franciscans Spend More And Get Less From Their Police Department Than Most Major CA Cities

A new report finds San Francisco’s $689M police budget fails to solve crimes, over-arrests Black residents, and reports faulty data.

Herd journalism and the phony San Francisco “shoplifting epidemic”

Some wrongly criticize San Francisco’s important justice reforms. Would they prefer Kern County's tough-on-crime policies: Worse crime, more incarceration, and $270+ million costs?

The New York Times fabricates a nonexistent shoplifting wave in San Francisco, then wrongly blames it on criminal justice reforms and the city’s supposed soft-on-crime image

If San Francisco’s shoplifting rate has plummeted to its lowest level in at least 45 years, why did the New York Times see fit to print an article sensationalizing a supposed “surge” in shoplifting?

Youth Opinion: An Analysis of San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall Closure

An analytical essay by a high school student working with CJCJ explores the significance of the closure of San Francisco’s juvenile hall.

CJCJ Pays Tribute to Terence Hallinan

CJCJ staff are deeply saddened by the recent passing of former San Francisco District Attorney Terence Hallinan.

San Francisco’s “Crime Wave” Is Just One Crime

In recent months, San Franciscans have seen alarming headlines announcing the city has suffered huge increases in crime. However, analysis shows that the city's crime trends are driven by just one type of offense: thefts from motor vehicles.

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.

Closing San Francisco's Juvenile Hall: An Analysis of the Youth Population

New CJCJ research offers a deeper understanding of population trends within the San Francisco’s juvenile justice system amid planning for the closure of the city's juvenile hall.

CJCJ Executive Director helps plan SF juvenile hall closure, and more!

November News: CJCJ Executive Director sits on task force to close SF juvenile hall, California must move toward local alternatives to youth incarceration, and Cameo House promotes civic engagement with a voter education workshop.

Fellowship Opportunity, Budget Success in San Francisco, and more!

This month, the Next Generation Fellowship applications open for justice-involved advocates, San Francisco reinvests funding from probation to community-based services, and CJCJ supports voting rights for Californians on parole.

New Fact Sheet: A Decade of Declines in Violence Among San Francisco Youth

A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that violent crimes fell by 64 percent among youth in San Francisco in the last ten years.

San Francisco to Close Juvenile Hall: Supervisor Walton and CJCJ's Daniel Macallair Discuss Why It's Important

Supervisor Shamann Walton and CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair discuss the now-successful legislation to close San Francisco's juvenile hall during a recent community event.

Mother's Day at Cameo House, Quest for Democracy Advocacy Day, and More!

Cameo House celebrates Mother’s Day, CJCJ joins hundreds for annual Quest for Democracy in Sacramento, and San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton and CJCJ Executive Director discuss juvenile hall closure.

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!

Vanishing Violence: Tracking California's remarkable collapse in youth crime

The San Francisco Chronicle speaks with CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males about youth crime trends, which have fallen off drastically since the 1990s, leaving juvenile halls emptied and experts mystified.

San Francisco Strengthens Legal Protections for Youth

The "Jeff Adachi Youth Rights" ordinance is now the strongest law in the country for youth in police custody, setting a precedent for counties across California and the U.S. and emphasizing the importance of local reform in the fight for youth justice.

CJCJ Mourns Passing of Jeff Adachi, San Francisco’s Champion for Justice

The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice mourns the passing of Jeff Adachi, San Francisco’s Public Defender.

Community-based programming is crucial to support San Francisco youth

Earlier this week, San Francisco Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer held a Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee hearing on juvenile justice reform, during which CJCJ staff, youth, and partners advocated for community-based programming.

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."

California Sentencing Institute now shows 2016 trends

CJCJ’s California Sentencing Institute (CASI) interactive map now shows annual criminal and juvenile justice statistics for 2009-2016.

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.

CJCJ congratulates Terence Baugh, our new Director of Behavioral Health!

Terence’s lived experiences allow him to relate to the youth he serves. Now, he is leading a team of credible, trusted, and nurturing behavioral health staff, dedicated to supporting young people in San Francisco’s juvenile justice system.

CJCJ's Cameo House Celebrates International Women's Day

This International Women's Day, CJCJ's Cameo House could not imagine "A Day Without a Woman."

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