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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. 

You mentor, discover, and inspire us!

A big thank you to all of our generous donors this holiday season. You reached above and beyond to help us provide gifts for our Juvenile Justice Services youth, and we want to honor your kindness and support.

New laws to help Californians clean up their records

Two bills passed this year will help Californians with criminal histories reduce their barriers to employment and housing in 2014.

Providing hope and kindness to our children this winter

CJCJ is very fortunate to work with extraordinary organizations that are committed to providing comfort and compassion to society’s most vulnerable members. Meet the Family Giving Tree.

Fouts Springs: A Model Approach to Serving High-Risk Youth

New study documents legacy of Fouts Springs Youth Facility, a regional facility operated by Solano County that served high-risk youth in lieu of the state youth correctional facilities.

Spotlight on Solano: Youth thrive through county innovation

A closer look at Solano County's self-sufficient juvenile justice practices.

Locked up and Shipped Away: Interstate Prisoner Transfers & the Private Prison Industry

A look at the dangers of relying on interstate transfer of prisoners to reduce overcrowding in state facilities, citing CJCJ's recent study on the topic.

Immigration consequences of criminal convictions

There are many collateral consequences to criminal convictions in California, such as barriers to employment, housing, and social services. An additional concern that criminal defense attorneys should consider when advising their clients is the possible immigration consequences of their conviction.

Safety first: protecting clients in an emergency

CJCJ staff attend the San Francisco Fire Department's Neighborhood Emergency Response Team training to learn how to keep themselves, their families, and their clients safe in an emergency.

Weed more likely than rape to get immigrant detained, report charges

A new report suggests that a suspected undocumented immigrant convicted of possessing pot may be more likely to face immigration detention than one who’s been convicted of rape.

Reentry barriers: employment and the technology divide

How do you prepare for work in an office environment if you've never used a computer? Many Bay Area residents struggle to find employment after decades of incarceration. 

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.

Are Immigration Detainer Practices Rational?

New study casts doubt on efficacy of immigration and public safety intersection.

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.

Immigration Detainer Requests for Low Priority Marijuana Arrests

Fact Sheet on ICE hold requests for people with marijuana convictions in California, Oct. 2009 to Feb. 2013.

Calif. counties seek to reduce re-offense rate

Realignment creates an opportunity for local jursdictions to implement community-based interventions for individuals who have been charged with non-serious, non-sexual, and non-violent offenses.

The Unnecessary Detention of Undocumented Youth

The intersection of the immigration and juvenile justice systems hampers reform efforts and denies appropriate treatment to undocumented youth.

The Unnecessary Detention of Undocumented Youth

Fact Sheet on law enforcement responses to ICE hold requests for youth in California, Oct. 2009 to Feb. 2013.

Cynthia Brown assumes leadership role at Ventura, but for how long?

Another change in management at Ventura Youth Correctional Facility casts doubt on reform success.

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.

Nigeria’s evolving juvenile justice system

An article by Iyabode Ogunniran discussing the evolution of juvenile justice in Nigeria was released in the Spring 2013 edition of the Justice Policy Journal today. 

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.

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