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Cameo House: A Partnership to Help Mothers Succeed

In partnership with the San Francisco Adult Probation Department, CJCJ's Cameo House now serves as an alternative sentencing program for pregnant and parenting women in San Francisco County.

Violence Prevention has a New Champion

After seven amazing years of dedicated work, Kate McCracken, CJCJ’s Director of Policy and Development, will be moving her efforts into a specific violence prevention role as a Senior Planner and Policy Analyst with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office.

San Francisco’s Sheriff implements Obamacare

Sheriff Mirkarimi discusses his plans to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in San Francisco.

Back to work: San Francisco reduces unfair barriers to employment

Earlier this month, San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to implement a Fair Chance Ordinance promoting fair hiring policies among both public and private employers. 

A day in the life of Patsy Jackson a NoVA Case Manager

Patsy Jackson has been a case manager with NoVA for two years. Patsy helps her clients succeed by minimizing barriers to reentry and facilitating reintegration in their families and communities.

Contribute to a safe and healthy home today!

Help us provide a vital safety net for homeless mothers at Cameo House.

CJCJ pays tribute to the history of its new mentoring program

CJCJ's newest direct service program, the Youth Justice Mentoring Program, has a long history in San Francisco. CJCJ pays tribute to that legacy by carrying on these essential services.

Is there an end in sight to the War on Drugs?

As so many drug-related reforms move forward, there is still a need for a comprehensive examination of how drug policy is implemented locally.

CJCJ Newsletter - Introducing our new mentoring program!

This month CJCJ began providing mentoring services to youth in detention, and staff visited innovative post-Realignment programs in San Francisco and published an op-ed on SB 260.

SF Commission Explores What Works: Examining a Collaborative Diversion Program

Local model practices exist throughout the nation and there is substantial empirical research available to interested parties who seek to re-think their approach to juvenile and criminal justice. Justice leaders do not need to reinvent the wheel, but learn from others who have boldly risked a different approach within their local jurisdiction.

San Francisco’s reentry pod prepares people for successful release

San Francisco's unique reentry pod in Jail #2 serves men returning from state prison, prior to and during their release into the community. 

SF department website connects community to needed resources

San Francisco's Department of Children, Youth and their Families (DCYF) collaborates with local organizations to improve the lives of youth and their families.

Racial disparities in arrest practices merit closer attention

Nationally, African Americans are 4 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana use than their white counterparts, despite using the drug at approximately the same rate, according to a new report. 

Racial gap in pot busts extends to SF

In San Francisco, a city that prides itself on a progressive attitude toward marijuana, authorities have been arresting fewer and fewer people for pot possession. But African Americans are arrested at far higher rates than whites.

Up Front

Senior Research Fellow, Mike Males, discusses Realignment's impact on county-by-county disparities.

Announcing Merger and Plans to Rebrand

We are pleased to announce an exciting development for the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ). CJCJ’s merger with the Northern California Service League (NCSL) is now complete.  The union of these two venerable nonprofit agencies creates an even stronger and more vibrant organization ready to face the challenges of the future.

Announcing Relocation and Updated Contact Information

In conjunction with the merger, CJCJ relocated into the former-NCSL headquarters in April 2012 at 40 Boardman Place, San Francisco, CA 94103. Please update your contact information with our new telephone extensions.

Kate McCracken presenting at the SF Public Defenders Justice Summit 2013

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, the San Francisco Public Defender's Office is hosting its annual Justice Summit for 2013, celebrating 50 years of Gideon

SFPD and Police Commission tackle racially disparate arrest trends

On January 23, 2013, the San Francisco Police Commission held a public hearing to discuss the city’s arrest data. The result was a refreshing openness to examining the city’s arrest trends for racial disparities and a willingness to work with independent researchers in the community.

A look at Bill Bratton's crime rate track record

With the City of Oakland now bringing in a big name lawman to help fight crime -- we have a look at his track record.

Dan Macallair presents on juvenile justice at Congregation Sherith Israel, Feb. 2
On Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm , the San Francisco synagogue, Congregation Sherith Israel, is hosting a panel discussion on juvenile justice entitled, Rethinking Juvenile Justice: Get Tough or Get Smart?  The panel will explore factors that increase the possibilities for rehabilitation and deter future criminal conduct by young offenders. Presenters include: ~ Daniel Macallair, CJCJ Executive Director ~ Bruce Fisher, Huckleberry Youth Programs Executive Director ~ Denise Coleman,…
From gang member to team player
From gang member to team player Los Angeles Times, January 7, 2013
CJCJ's Kimo Uila presents at TCWF Conference, Dec. 13
On December 12-13, 2012, The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) is holding its annual Violence Prevention and California Peace Prize conference in Los Angeles, CA. CJCJ's Director of Juvenile Justice Services, Kimo Uila , will be presenting on Thursday, December 13, as a panelist on Concurrent Workshop III: Ensuring Public Safety Through Successful Juvenile Re-Entry . This panel will explore juvenile re-entry programs in three major counties in the state: Los Angeles, San Francisco and…
Bread & Roses performs in SF jails with help from CJCJ staff
On Monday evening, December 10, 2012, the San Francisco Sheriff's Department and CJCJ are co-hosting Bread & Roses , an organization providing free performing arts shows to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society. The Bread & Roses choir will perform shows in the San Francisco jails to over 200 inmates.  The choir consists of volunteer vocalists who donate their time and talents to uplift the human spirit. CJCJ Children's Waiting Rooms staff is providing…
San Francisco Youth, 2012: Our Least Violent Generation?
San Francisco Youth, 2012: Our Least Violent Generation?

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