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New Report: San Franciscans Spend More And Get Less From Their Police Department Than Most Major CA Cities

A new report finds San Francisco’s $689M police budget fails to solve crimes, over-arrests Black residents, and reports faulty data.

Herd journalism and the phony San Francisco “shoplifting epidemic”

Some wrongly criticize San Francisco’s important justice reforms. Would they prefer Kern County's tough-on-crime policies: Worse crime, more incarceration, and $270+ million costs?

The New York Times fabricates a nonexistent shoplifting wave in San Francisco, then wrongly blames it on criminal justice reforms and the city’s supposed soft-on-crime image

If San Francisco’s shoplifting rate has plummeted to its lowest level in at least 45 years, why did the New York Times see fit to print an article sensationalizing a supposed “surge” in shoplifting?

New Report: Lowest California Crime Rate in Recorded History

A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that California’s crime rate declined amid several major criminal justice reforms.

New Fact Sheet: Urban Crime Rates Reach Record Lows Amid Large-Scale Justice Reform

A new fact sheet finds that urban crime rates have reached record lows amid several major criminal justice reforms.

CA Crime Declines, CJCJ rings in the New Year, and more!

California crime rates continue to drop amid justice reforms, CJCJ’s team rings in the New Year with a festive gathering, and CJCJ's Justice Policy Journal offers new research.

California's Arrest Rate Falls to Record Low in Justice Reform Era (2011-2018)

A new CJCJ fact sheet shows that California's decades-long declines in arrests have continued through the state's justice reform era into 2018.

High Rates of Incarceration Not Linked to Less Crime

CJCJ Senior Research Fellow Mike Males investigates claims that incarceration reduces crimes by taking a deeper look at California's crime and imprisonment trends among various age demographics.

New Fact Sheet: Fresno County Shows Favorable Crime Trends in the Justice Reform Era (2010-2017)

A new CJCJ fact sheet finds that, amid substantial statewide criminal justice reform, Fresno County and the City of Fresno have experienced generally positive crime trends including a 28 percent drop in the rate of property crimes.

The Number of Youth in Juvenile Detention in California Has Quietly Plummeted

The Voice of San Diego quotes CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males in an article on California's steadily declining youth crime trends and emptying juvenile justice facilities.

It’s Going Down

The Santa Fe Reporter cites research by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in an article on declining youth crime and incarceration rates in New Mexico.

As the criminal justice reform movement grows, District Attorney Mike Hestrin reaches out to local youth

The Desert Sun highlights research by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, citing crime trends on the California Sentencing Institute.

By the Numbers: Why California Needs More Drug Treatment, Not Youth Prisons

Hundreds of thousands more youth are on the streets today, policed less than ever. Meanwhile, California crime rates hover near historic lows.

Travis Allen’s Mostly False Claim About Crime in California

Politifact uses data from CJCJ's recent report to fact check a statement made by California gubernatorial candidate, Travis Allen. 

Trump's distortions of crime, violence, drugs and youth

Trump’s address reveals dangerous misconceptions. Drugs and crime in America have virtually nothing to do with immigrants, foreigners, or youth.

California to Trump: What 'American carnage'? Things are far safer here than in the rest of America

Mike Males pens an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times disputing the claims made by President Trump and his administration. 

New Report: Urban Crime Trends Remain Stable Through California’s Policy Reform Era (2010-2016)

CJCJ's new fact sheet finds that, despite the implementation of large-scale criminal justice reforms, California’s urban crime rates remained stable from 2010 through early 2016.

States Must Move Funding from Correctional Facilities to Community-Based Treatment

CJCJ's Erica Webster pens an op-ed for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE). 

New Report: The Prosecution of Youth as Adults in California

A new report presents 2015 trends in California’s use of “direct file,” wherein prosecutors are granted sole discretion to file charges against youth as young as 14 years old directly in adult criminal court.

Who's behind the rise in crime? Could be Trump’s constituency: older whites

CJCJ's Mike Males pens an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times including his data showing that crime among older white people has increased and discouraging demographic scapegoating. 

New report tests to see if Prop 47 resulted in higher crime rates

CBS Monterey interviews CJCJ's Erica Webster about a new CJCJ report analyzing Proposition 47's impact on crime. 

New Report: Violent Crime Arrests of Youth in California Expected to Decline Through 2020

CJCJ's new research report predicts ongoing declines in the violent felony arrest rate of California's youth through 2020.

CJCJ Director awarded Juvenile Advocate of the Year, plus new Prop 47 report!

Prop 47 and Crime in 2015, CJCJ's Executive Director awarded Juvenile Advocate of the Year, and dedicated CJCJ youth mentors featured in a major news outlet.

Prop. 47: ‘Reckless experiment’ or hope for criminal justice reform?

The Los Angeles Daily News highlights CJCJ's new report which finds that Proposition 47's criminal justice reforms do not correlate with county-level crime changes in 2015. 

New Report: Prop 47 and Crime in 2015

CJCJ's new report provides a comparison of county-level crime changes to jail population changes and prison releases after the passage of Prop 47. 

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