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California’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Reports High Recidivism Despite Surging Costs

CJCJ's new fact sheet finds that the costs of confining youth in California’s state youth correctional syste are expected to climb to $271,318 per youth.

Prop 47, Empowering Youth Voices & A New California Prison?

Declining drug enforcement after Proposition 47, advocates rally to improve California's juvenile facilities, and Governor Brown's budget proposes to build another prison.

The California Legislature Approves Additional $270 Million for Jail Construction

On June 15, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 844, creating yet another allocation for local criminal justice facility construction.

Senate subcommittee votes to improve Prop. 47 funding process

The state legislature hears concerns about the unequal representation of communities most impacted by criminal justice policy.

Governor Brown Proposes Additional $250 Million in Adult Facility Construction Funding

Governor Brown’s 2016-2017 budget proposal increases state spending on local criminal justice facilities, while limiting competition for funds.

2016-17 budget continues California's dependency on incarceration

$250 million for adult facility construction funding and increased funding to DJJ, but only $29.3 million in Prop. 47 savings? 

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