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CJCJ presents at SF-HRC hearing on Drug War, Apr. 12th
On Thursday April 12, 2012, in City Hall room 416, at 5:30 pm , the San Francisco Human Rights Commission is holding a public hearing on The Human Rights Impact of the War on Drugs .  CJCJ's Selena Teji will be providing testimony on "Racial Disparities in Drug Law Enforcement in San Francisco" alongside Professor William Armaline from San José State University.  The hearing will also be televised on http://www.sfgovtv.org/ . This hearing is designed to solicit feedback from people who have…
San Francisco considers human rights impact of drug war
This Thursday, April 12th, 2012 , residents of San Francisco will have an opportunity to discuss the impact of the war on drugs in the city and make recommendations as to what should be done to address it.  The San Francisco Human Rights Commission is holding a public hearing on The Human Rights Impact of the War on Drugs in City Hall room 416, at 5:30 pm to discuss the impact of drug policy on the city's individuals and families.  Interested members of the public are encouraged to attend…
CA Assembly hears arguments for juvenile justice realignment
On Wednesday March 28th, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety heard testimony on Governor Brown's proposal to close California's remaining youth correctional facilities.  The Legislative Analyst's Office, Department of Finance, and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation presented preliminary testimony, while CJCJ, the Ella Baker Center, Chief Probation Officers of California, and Los Angeles District Attorney's Office provided additional testimony in a second…
SJSU justice studies department celebrates new human rights minor at inaugural event
SJSU justice studies department celebrates new human rights minor at inaugural event Spartan Daily, March 21, 2012
Selena Teji presents at SJSU War on Drugs panel Mar. 21, 2012
San Jose State University (SJSU)'s Justice Studies Department is kicking off their new Human Rights minor with a series of Human Rights panel discussions.  The first is Wednesday, March 21st , 2012 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Student Union, Barrett Ballroom.  Entitled Hip Hop, Social Justice and the War on Drugs , this event will be an eclectic mixture of music, culture, and policy featuring the following panelists: ~ Selena Teji, J.D., Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) ~…
Addendum to "Charging Youth as Adults in California" released
CJCJ has released an addendum to its February 2012 report entitled, Charging Youths as Adults in California: A county by county analysis of prosecutorial direct file practices . The purpose of the addendum is to highlight recently discovered limitations with the current state methods for collecting data on direct filing and to urge District Attorneys to proactively ensure that accurate data is submitted to the state's official database. Please find the addendum here:…
Group Supports Local Juvenile Justice Focus
Group Supports Local Juvenile Justice Focus KRON 4 Weekend News, March 4, 2012
KRON 4: Selena Teji Speaks Out on Juvenile Justice Realignment
If you missed CJCJ's Communications Specialist Selena Teji discussing rational and effective juvenile justice realignment strategies last week on the radio, you can still go to KQED's archived link to "Phasing Out Juvenile Justice " to catch up on the conversation. But make sure you do not miss her again; watch Selena's presentation this weekend on KRON 4 and learn all about CJCJ's juvenile justice realignment recommendations.  Tune in to KRON 4 at 8:15am Sunday…
Addendum to Charging Youths as Adults
Addendum to Charging Youths as Adults
CJCJ's Selena Teji engages in dialogue on KQED's "Phasing Out Juvenile Justice"
Selena Teji, CJCJ's Communication Specialist, discussed "Phasing Out Juvenile Justice" on KQED's Forum with Barry Krisberg, director of the Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, and Brian Brown, managing principal analyst at the Legislative Analyst's Office. If you missed the show, go to "Phasing Out Juvenile Justice " or review the summary below. The above-mentioned experts discussed the following juvenile justice realignment…
Phasing Out Juvenile Justice
Phasing Out Juvenile Justice KQED Radio, February 24, 2012
California Activists Calling for Changes to State's Juvenile Justice System
California Activists Calling for Changes to State's Juvenile Justice System Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, February 10, 2012
Wasting Juvenile Justice Tax Dollars

Wasting Juvenile Justice Tax Dollars California Progress Report, February 9, 2012

Counties' modern secure facilities have enough institutional capacity for juvenile justice realignment
Counties' modern secure facilities have enough institutional capacity for juvenile justice realignment
Charging youths as adults in California: A county by county analysis
Charging youths as adults in California: A county by county analysis
Counties' responses to the budget triggers
While it costs approximately $193,111 per ward annually to house youth in California's state youth correctional system (Division of Juvenile Facilities: DJF), under the budget triggers (implemented Jan 1, 2012) counties would pick up approx. 65% of that tab ($125,000 per youth), while the rest continues to be paid for by California taxpayers. Counties like Monterey, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Kings have voiced concerns that they would not be able to pay for the 20+ youth they each have in DJF…
New report supports Governor's plan to realign juvenile justice
A new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) entitled Juvenile Justice Realignment in 2012 provides support for Governor Brown's realignment proposal and offers five policy recommendations that include a three-year process that allows counties time to design new services and infrastructure.  At the end of three years, the state will no longer manage youth correctional institutions and the resources that used to sustain these facilities will be transferred to the…
California's Governor Sends Wake-Up Call to the State's Counties

California's Governor Sends Wake-Up Call to the State's Counties California Progress Report, January 10, 2012

California's Governor Sends Wake-Up Call to the State's Counties

California's Governor Sends Wake-Up Call to the State's Counties Reclaiming Futures, January 9, 2012

California's Governor Sends Wake-Up Call to the State's Counties

California's Governor Sends Wake-Up Call to the State's Counties Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, January 9, 2012

CDAA suggests cutting "other places" to keep youth prisons
On the subject of the Governor's juvenile justice budget triggers, the California District Attorney's Association (CDAA) announced in the New York Times on Sunday, "Obviously we would like him to drop that cut, and cut from other places," said Scott Thorpe, chief executive of the California District Attorneys Association. On January 1, 2012 Governor Brown's budget triggers came into effect. Among many deep cuts across government agencies, the triggers require counties to pay approximately…
Juvenile Justice Realignment in 2012
Juvenile Justice Realignment in 2012
Adults with juvenile records
Adolescence is a challenging time for most people. Teenagers undergo significant developmental, physical, psychological, and social changes during a condensed decade of time.  We have all done embarrassing things as adolescents; however, we are comforted by our coming of age and the slow regression of those memories.  According to a recent study , while 1 in 3 Americans have some contact with the juvenile justice system -- most are cited for infractions.  Youth who commit crime are in the…
New Year, New Opportunities for Reform

New Year, New Opportunities for Reform California Progress Report, December 30, 2011

New Year, New Opportunities for Reform

New Year, New Opportunities for Reform Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, December 29, 2011

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