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Not Without Scars: The Story of Shirley LaMarr

San Francisco author Jim Dekker tells Cameo House Director Shirley LaMarr's story of survival after addiction and poverty, and what is possible with investment in people rather than incarceration. 

 

Support Healing After Incarceration on #GivingTuesday

On this global day of giving, we at CJCJ hope you will consider making a donation to support our programs and the people we serve.

Support Safe, Trauma-free Childcare on #GivingTuesday

By participating in Giving Tuesday, your tax-deductible donation will help CJCJ provide safe, no-cost childcare for children whose parents have business in the San Francisco courts.  

Give Homeless Mothers a Second Chance on #GivingTuesday

Help CJCJ continue an influential, groundbreaking program that provides a safe and healthy living environment for San Franicisco's women and children. 

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 13, Number 2 - Fall 2016

Articles discussing the family impacts of caregiver arrest, how juvenile justice systems-involvement affects earnings, and restorative justice legislation and policy. 

A Special Goodbye

Ten-year-old Eva was sad and upset — after six years of visiting her dad weekly in jail, everything was changing. Her father was going to prison.

California Must Prioritize In-Person Visits

California’s county jails are exacerbating the collateral consequences of incarceration by adopting "video visitation" instead of allowing family members and children to visit in person. 

CJCJ in the news: Tenacity turned into treasure at San Francisco courts’ Children’s Waiting Room

San Francisco Bay View Newspaper highlights the important work of CJCJ's Children's Waiting Room staff. 

Jane Kim: San Francisco should fund effective programs, not a new jail

San Francisco County Supervisor, Jane Kim, highlights CJCJ's Cameo House as a model alternative to incarceration for rest of the nation. 

December News from CJCJ

CJCJ helps spread holiday cheer; Executive Director Dan Macallair offers expertise on new justice show; CJCJ fights for rights of children visiting incarcerated parents

"When did it become legal to strip-search a child?"

CJCJ Deputy Director Dinky Manek Enty writes in the Chronicle of Social Change about a new proposal to strip-search visitors, including children visiting their incarcerated parents.

Cameo House: A Partnership to Help Mothers Succeed

In partnership with the San Francisco Adult Probation Department, CJCJ's Cameo House now serves as an alternative sentencing program for pregnant and parenting women in San Francisco County.

Scapegoating the Poor

The story of a single working mother who faces a decade in prison for allowing her daughter to play in a park unsupervised demonstrates our foolish reliance on incarceration and punishment as a way to poverty. 

Bringing the holidays into the jails

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department and the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice partnered to bring the holiday spirit into the San Francisco County Jails.

Home From Prison

The San Francisco Bay Guardian article highlights CJCJ's Cameo House program and importance of alternatives to incarceration and individualized care. 

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