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Attorneys: resolution nearing in Santa Cruz stabbing case
Attorneys: resolution nearing in Santa Cruz stabbing case Santa Cruz Sentinel, January 11, 2013
Charging Youth as Adults: What's the Impact?
The juvenile justice system works best when it rehabilitates youthful offenders and gives them the life skills to succeed.  To solely emphasize punishment, neither serves the best interest of the youth nor of society-at-large.  However, there remains an underlying tension between punishment and rehabilitation, specifically when the youth is charged with a particularly offensive crime. Given these circumstances, states across the country have transfer procedures in place, which can transfer…
Charging youths as adults in California, 2003-2010
Charging youths as adults in California, 2003-2010
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 9, Number 1 - Spring 2012

(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor The Use of War to Profit The Post-Release Employment Among Different Types of Offenders with A Different Level of Education: A 5-year Follow-up Study in Indiana The Infamous 'One-Percenters': A Review of the Criminality, Subculture and Structure of Modern Biker Gangs Juveniles Sentenced and Incarcerated as Adults: Findings From a Qualitative Analysis of Their Knowledge, Understanding, and Perceptions of Their Sentences From the editor By…

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:…
Addendum to Charging Youths as Adults
Addendum to Charging Youths as Adults
Report: Yolo County Highest Direct File Rate of Juvenile Cases in the State
Report: Yolo County Highest Direct File Rate of Juvenile Cases in the State Yolo Judicial Watch, February 17, 2012
Trying youths in adult courts proving ineffective
Trying youths in adult courts proving ineffective Capitol Weekly, February 16, 2012
Charging youths as adults in California: A county by county analysis
Charging youths as adults in California: A county by county analysis
Santa Cruz County tries more juveniles as adults
Santa Cruz County tries more juveniles as adults The Imperfect Parent, January 18, 2012
More juveniles in Santa Cruz County tried as adults than state average
More juveniles in Santa Cruz County tried as adults than state average San Jose Mercury News, August 30, 2011
Few Monterey County minors tried as adults
Few Monterey County minors tried as adults Monterey Herald, August 26, 2011
Is Ventura Trying More Kids As Adults Than Any Other County... for the Money?
Is Ventura Trying More Kids As Adults Than Any Other County... for the Money? Witness LA, August 26, 2011
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

CJCJ publication finds direct filing does not reduce juvenile crime
The latest publication in CJCJ's Juvenile Justice Realignment Series analyses direct adult criminal court filings across California's 58 counties since the passage of Proposition 21 (2000). Direct filing allows prosecutors to unilaterally transfer youth to adult court, thereby circumventing juvenile court jurisdiction.* Read the full report at $1What_has_been_the_effect_of_Prop_21.pdf$4 Find out what others are saying about it in our attached press release, including statements by Assembly…
What has been the effect of Proposition 21?
What has been the effect of Proposition 21?
New Series of Reports: Juvenile Justice Realignment
In response to Governor Brown's proposal to eliminate the State's Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF) and realign juvenile justice in California, a new Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) series investigates some of the underlying concerns about the proposed realignment and reveals radically different juvenile justice practices across California's fifty-eight counties. Part One of the series addresses whether closing DJF would increase county reliance on direct adult criminal…
The impact of realignment on county juvenile justice practice
The impact of realignment on county juvenile justice practice
Racial Bias and Certification
A story from the Chicago Reporter is merely the most recent of a long line of studies going back 30 years documenting the racial bias of the certification process.   Certifying juveniles as adults was part of an overall conservative "law and order" crackdown on juvenile crime starting during the Reagan administration in the 1980s.   Research began almost immediately during that time documenting the disproportionate number of African-American youth who were certified.   As the studies poured…
Treating kids under 12 as adults
A new study released by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin illustrates once again the punitiveness that remains an essential feature of American society.  The title of the study is "From Time Out to Hard Time: Young Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System."  To see the complete study go to the following web site: http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/news/images/file/From%20Time%20Out%20to%20Hard%20Time-revised%20final.pdf . The study began when the…
Another troubling juvenile court case

Statements by prosecutors following the January 16 ruling by a San Francisco Juvenile Court judge that four "Potrero Hill gang members" committed first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, and gang-related crimes in the 2007 shooting death of a 17-year-old woman and wounding of another teen outside a community center raise troubling questions about juvenile justice.   According to prosecutors and the judge's ruling, one of the youths, now an adult, used a gun to murder…

Myths and facts about "direct file," minorities, and adult-court sentencing
In criminal justice debate and policy, it is important to keep up with often startling realities--and California's contain plenty of surprises. Consider three statements often made about adult-court prosecutions of juveniles: 1. The number of juveniles tried in adult court is increasing. False. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) reports show the number and percentage of juvenile inmates in state facilities sentenced by adult criminal courts (as opposed to juvenile courts) has plummeted ,…
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 1, Number 2 - Spring 2003
(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor Justice Policy Journal Volume 1, Number 2: Spring 2003 From the editor By Daniel Macallair, MPA Editorial Statement Manuscripts submitted to JPJ cannot have been published elsewhere, including the internet. They cannot be under consideration by another journal or publication outlet. Upon publication, authors must sign a copyright agreement with the Justice Policy Journal . Justice Policy Journal Volume 1, Number 2: Spring 2003 By Edward…
The Color of Justice
The Color of Justice
The Florida Experiment: An Analysis of the Practice of Sending Kids to Adult Court
The Florida Experiment: An Analysis of the Practice of Sending Kids to Adult Court

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