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Marijuana Arrests Skyrocket in California
Marijuana Arrests Skyrocket in California OpposingViews.com, November 14, 2011
Report: Misdemeanor Marijuana Arrests Skyrocketing in California
Report: Misdemeanor Marijuana Arrests Skyrocketing in California SF Weekly, November 11, 2011
Gerald Miller is reappointed to San Francisco's Reentry Council
September 15, 2011 - Today, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Rules Committee reappointed CJCJ's Gerald Miller to serve an additional two-year term on San Francisco's Reentry Council.   Gerald has served on the Reentry Council since 2009 and continues to be a leader in progressive criminal justice and community-based reform.  Congratulations Gerald!
Selena Teji on the 58 cooks in California's juvenile justice kitchen

Selena Teji on the 58 cooks in California's juvenile justice kitchen Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, August 24, 2011

San Francisco's Self-Reliant Incarceration Policies
San Francisco's Self-Reliant Incarceration Policies
San Francisco leading the way in Criminal Justice Realignment
San Francisco's Executive Committee of the Community Corrections Partnership has been devising a plan for realignment and presented their model for implementation to the Board of Supervisors' Public Safety Committee at a public hearing yesterday at City Hall.  California's Criminal Justice Realignment Bill (A.B. 109) was approved on April 4, 2011 and is set to take effect October 1, 2011. Their plan focuses on collaboration between agencies in order to best serve the new population of inmates…
San Francisco may bar employers, landlords from asking about arrests, convictions
San Francisco may bar employers, landlords from asking about arrests, convictions Los Angeles Times, July 20, 2011
The San Francisco Industrial School [Video]
Re-examining three strikes
Re-examining three strikes KALW News, May 5, 2011.
California's broken juvenile justice system: Proposal to cut state's system brings up ghosts of youth torture
California's broken juvenile justice system: Proposal to cut state's system brings up ghosts of youth torture The Guardsman, April 6, 2011.
No Violence Alliance (NoVA) Project: San Francisco's Model Adult Case Management Reentry Program
No Violence Alliance (NoVA) Project: San Francisco's Model Adult Case Management Reentry Program
San Francisco nonprofits under the microscope
San Francisco nonprofits under the microscope The San Francisco Examiner, September 25, 2010.
Login Cabin Ranch Turns a Corner
Login Cabin Ranch Turns a Corner The Bay Citizen, September 1, 2010.
San Francisco's Juvenile Reentry Court to Participating Youth: "We've Got Your Back"
San Francisco's Juvenile Reentry Court to Participating Youth: "We've Got Your Back" Foster Care Reform Update: A Briefing for County and Statewide Collaborations, September 2010.
Abuse in Youth Correctional Institutions
One of the most common examples of widespread abuse in American juvenile correctional institutions is the callous and malicious treatment often employed by institutional staff.  Institutional abuse can mean many things, but usually refers to the physical or emotional cruelty inflicted on youth by staff. This pernicious reality has been constant throughout American history since the opening of the nation's first youth correctional facility in 1825 - the New York House of Refuge. Occasionally,…
Save the San Francisco Public Defender's Office

Save the San Francisco Public Defender's Office BeyondChron, June 22, 2009

Daniel Macallair writes on the question of budget cuts for the SF Public Defender's office
Though many wish to see the public defender's budget cut due to the current economic conditions, Daniel Macallair explains how this would be detrimental to the city in an article published on BeyondChron .
Save the San Francisco Public Defender's Office
Few events better reflect the priorities of elected officials more vividly than a budget crisis.  It is during a budget crisis that policy-makers are forced to choose between the interests of powerful or popular constituencies and the needs of the less powerful and most vulnerable citizens.  Presently, this drama is being played out in San Francisco where social and legal services to the poor are being slashed while Police and Fire Department budgets are being protected.  This Faustian bargain…
San Francisco perpetuates "dark ages" crime prejudices
Two statements-and some huge omissions-sum up the obsolete thinking that plagues development of a 21st century crime policy for San Francisco, an issue receiving more attention after new police reports show homicides have increased. "Nothing that I have tried to resolve has been more frustrating and vexing than solving the issue of why a 14-year-old would take the life of a 15-year-old with a weapon of war," Mayor Gavin Newsom told the Chronicle on January 1. And unnamed community…
Despite Violence Surge, Bay Area May Be Safer Than In Past
Despite Violence Surge, Bay Area May Be Safer Than In Past KTVU, September 10, 2008
Juvenile Detention in San Francisco: Analysis and Trends 2006
Juvenile Detention in San Francisco: Analysis and Trends 2006
San Francisco Challenges: Statistics don't support official explanations for high black arrest rate

San Francisco Challenges: Statistics don't support official explanations for high black arrest rate San Francisco Chronicle, March 19, 2007

San Francisco's High African American Arrest Rate: Sorting through the data to expose the facts
San Francisco's High African American Arrest Rate: Sorting through the data to expose the facts
San Francisco's Proposed Gang Injunction: What will it mean, what are the problems, and how will it work?
San Francisco's Proposed Gang Injunction: What will it mean, what are the problems, and how will it work?
San Francisco's Youth Crime Decline
San Francisco's Youth Crime Decline

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