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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
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…
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 .
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)

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