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California Marijuana Decriminalization Drops Youth Crime Rate To Record Low: Study
California Marijuana Decriminalization Drops Youth Crime Rate To Record Low: Study Huffington Post, November 29, 2012
For California Prison Realignment Hype, Scary Tales Deserve Skepticism
For California Prison Realignment Hype, Scary Tales Deserve Skepticism California Progress Report, November 27, 2012
For California Prison Realignment Hype, Scary Tales Deserve Skepticism
For California Prison Realignment Hype, Scary Tales Deserve Skepticism San Diego Free Press, November 28, 2012
California Youth Crime Plunge Challenges Conventional Thinking
California Youth Crime Plunge Challenges Conventional Thinking Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, November 21, 2012
Crime, early releases rise as law enforcement scrambles to deal with prison realignment plan
Crime, early releases rise as law enforcement scrambles to deal with prison realignment plan Hanford Sentinel, November 21, 2012
Mapping the landscape of California's juvenile justice population
California is a very diverse state, with 58 counties potentially acting as "laboratories" of policy innovation in the field of juvenile justice.  County and state-level practitioners, and policy makers can learn from these successes and model similar programs in their respective jurisdictions.  However, these same counties also vary in their ability to address complex pressing challenges, specifically as relates to youth offenders.  County-level data-analysis is a necessary building block in…
Monterey County youth arrests down, but incarceration up
Monterey County youth arrests down, but incarceration up Monterey Herald, November 15, 2012
County-by-county youth crime trends defy conventional theory
Yesterday, CJCJ launched its California juvenile justice interactive map , displaying a plethora of data regarding local youth arrest and confinement practices by county. This is particularly pertinent given that California's statewide trends are so extraordinary: Youth crime in California is at its lowest level since statewide statistics were first compiled in 1954. The county-by-county data paint a more nuanced picture of juvenile justice in California. Among its 58 counties, the…
NEW: juvenile justice interactive map
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2012 CJCJ's California Sentencing Institute releases the  juvenile justice interactive map , includes county-by-county data visualizations San Francisco, CA :  Today CJCJ launched its new juvenile justice interface for the California Sentencing Institute (CASI) . The new juvenile justice map features interactive filters, county comparisons, geographic visualizations, and fully downloadable datasets.  Please explore the new juvenile justice map at…
Former 'SYTYCD' Performer Helps At-Risk Youth
Former 'SYTYCD' Performer Helps At-Risk Youth Fox 40, November 2, 2012
California Juvenile Arrests at 50-year Low
California Juvenile Arrests at 50-year Low Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, November 2, 2012
Juvenile Crime Rate At Record Low
Juvenile Crime Rate At Record Low Capital Public Radio, October 31, 2012
What a Drop in Youth Crime Says About Curfews and Boot Camps: Nothing Good
What a Drop in Youth Crime Says About Curfews and Boot Camps: Nothing Good Take Part, October 30, 2012
Juvenile crime drops to record low in California
Juvenile crime drops to record low in California KPCC, October 31, 2012
New Data Shows California Youth Crime At Record Low
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2012 San Francisco, CA: After a record plunge in youth crime, fewer youths were arrested in California last year than at any time since 1957, when California had three million fewer teenaged youth. New figures released by the Department of Justice's Criminal Justice Statistics Center show 149,563 Californians under age 18 were arrested in 2011, the lowest number since statewide figures were first issued in 1957 (144,978). When the growth in the juvenile…
Council Turns Against Curfews
Council Turns Against Curfews Jackson Free Press, October 11, 2012
California Youth Crime Plunges to All-Time Low

California Youth Crime Plunges to All-Time Low

San Francisco's changing crime trends
San Francisco's changing crime trends
CASI featured on Valley Public Radio, Mike Males explains trends
CJCJ's California Sentencing Institute (CASI), released on July 30, featured on Valley Edition on August 7, 2012.  CASI shows that on average, Valley counties utilize state and local incarceration more than the rest of the state.  As AB 109 criminal justice realignment progresses, these counties are now faced with tough decisions about how to best serve low level offenders locally.   With interviews from CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males, and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff…
Oakland police chief pushing for youth curfew
Oakland police chief pushing for youth curfew ABC7 News, August 3, 2012
Butte County felony imprisonments second in state per capita
Butte County felony imprisonments second in state per capita Chico Enterprise-Record, August 6, 2012
California Sentencing Institute (CASI) launches new improved interface
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2012 San Francisco, CA:   Today CJCJ is launching its new and improved interface for the California Sentencing Institute (CASI) .  The new map features interactive filters, county comparisons, geographic visualizations, and fully downloadable datasets.  Please explore CASI at http://casi.cjcj.org/ . In 2009, CJCJ launched the California Sentencing Institute (CASI) as the foundation for data and research driven commentary on the broader public safety…
Curfew an ineffective distraction from real solutions
Curfew an ineffective distraction from real solutions Connecticut Post, July 25, 2012
When Juvenile Crime Happens in San Diego

When Juvenile Crime Happens in San Diego Voice of San Diego, April 2, 2012

The violent black youth myth

The violent black youth myth Politico, March 27, 2012

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