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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 .
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
San Francisco Seeks Reentry for Returning California Prisoners
San Francisco Seeks Reentry for Returning California Prisoners BeyondChron.org, September 27, 2006
San Francisco Curfew and Violent Crime
San Francisco Curfew and Violent Crime KQED Radio, September 14, 2006
San Francisco Curfew and Violent Crime
San Francisco Curfew and Violent Crime KQED Forum, September 14, 2006
Questions Surround SF Midnight Curfew
Questions Surround SF Midnight Curfew ABC7 Evening News, September 13, 2006
City Juvenile Justice Policy: Has the Mayor's Office on Criminal Justice seen it?
City Juvenile Justice Policy: Has the Mayor's Office on Criminal Justice seen it? BeyondChron.org, September 5, 2006
Curfew Enforcement: Another Bad Policy to Waste Valuable Police Resources
Curfew Enforcement: Another Bad Policy to Waste Valuable Police Resources
Addressing Gaps in Post-Release Services for Mentally Ill Offenders: One Community's Response
Addressing Gaps in Post-Release Services for Mentally Ill Offenders: One Community's Response
The San Francisco Industrial School and the Origins of Juvenile Justice in California: A Glance at the Great Reformation
The San Francisco Industrial School and the Origins of Juvenile Justice in California: A Glance at the Great Reformation
Widening the Net in Juvenile Justice and the Dangers of Prevention and Early Intervention
Widening the Net in Juvenile Justice and the Dangers of Prevention and Early Intervention
An Analysis Of San Francisco Juvenile Justice Reforms During The Brown Administration
An Analysis Of San Francisco Juvenile Justice Reforms During The Brown Administration
Community-Based Treatment: The Impact of the Homeless Pretrial Release Project
Community-Based Treatment: The Impact of the Homeless Pretrial Release Project
Community-Based Treatment: The Impact of the Homeless Pretrial Release Project
Community-Based Treatment: The Impact of the Homeless Pretrial Release Project
Shattering "Broken Windows": An Analysis of San Francisco's Alternative Crime Policies
Shattering "Broken Windows": An Analysis of San Francisco's Alternative Crime Policies
Detention Diversion Advocacy: An Evaluation (OJJDP)
Detention Diversion Advocacy: An Evaluation (OJJDP)
A Strategy for Creating a Model Juvenile Justice System for San Francisco

Making San Francisco's juvenile justice system work requires the adoption of a new organizational structure and direction.  Under the new system, secure detention becomes just one element of a full continuum of services capable of providing comprehensive individualized interventions.

Is San Francisco Soft on Juvenile Crime? Reality vs. Myth

This study examines the realities and myths of San Francisco juvenile crime control policies in 1996.  

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Plight of Adolescent Girls in The San Francisco Juvenile Justice System

This report presents recommendations about serving the unique needs of girls in the San Francisco Juvenile Probation system. 

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