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Using Community-Based Alternatives to Best Address Status Offenses

What is the best way to address the challenges of youth who break curfew, skip school, or runaway from home? Local justice leaders and policymakers would be wise to support cost-effective and successful alternatives to confinement. 

Oakland City Council Considers Youth Curfew

KCBS reports on the proposed Oakland youth curfew which is being considered tonight by the Board of Supervisors.

CJCJ Newsletter - Saying goodbye to CJCJ's Supportive Living Program

CJCJ's Supportive Living Program closes its doors and policy staff report on the ineffectiveness of curfews.

OP-ED: Why Don’t Youth Curfews Work?

Senior Research Fellow Mike Males examines curfews for young people in an Op-ed released in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

Today on Your Call: Do youth curfews make a city safer?

KALW radio's Your Call discusses the ineffectiveness of curfews with Mike Males, in light of the recent curfew proposal in Oakland, CA.

A Modest Proposal for an Oakland Curfew

A youth curfew has not only proven ineffective, it targets a group that commits less than 7% of Oakland's crime. Why not a curfew that targets the demographic responsible for 80% of the city's crime?

Oakland youth curfew proposed to help fight crime

"It is pretty ineffective," Daniel Macallair said of a curfew. "Most of it is for symbolic purposes. It is kind of the fallback policy for policymakers when they don't know what else to do."

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
Council Turns Against Curfews
Council Turns Against Curfews Jackson Free Press, October 11, 2012
Why a Curfew in Oakland Is Still a Bad Idea
Why a Curfew in Oakland Is Still a Bad Idea East Bay Express, August 16, 2012
Oakland police chief pushing for youth curfew
Oakland police chief pushing for youth curfew ABC7 News, August 3, 2012
Curfew an ineffective distraction from real solutions
Curfew an ineffective distraction from real solutions Connecticut Post, July 25, 2012
Lilburn latest city to add curfew for juveniles
Lilburn latest city to add curfew for juveniles Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 22, 2012
When Juvenile Crime Happens in San Diego

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

Hundreds of Kids Arrested on an Unproven Hunch

Hundreds of Kids Arrested on an Unproven Hunch Voice of San Diego, March 11, 2012

The problem with teen curfews [video blog]
California Correctional Crisis  wrote an excellent blog discussing juvenile curfews yesterday, recommending that before introducing juvenile curfews we should know more about juvenile crime rates.   The blog post highlights several articles including recent op-eds by CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow Mike Males and Communications Specialist Selena Teji , and a study by Patrick Kline that suggests curfews are effective overall at reducing crime for juveniles below curfew age.  As Mike Males points…
Wrong ideas: Curfews and Incarceration

Wrong ideas: Curfews and Incarceration Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, November 14, 2011

Philly Greens Call Curfew, "new Jim Crow"
Philly Greens Call Curfew, "new Jim Crow" OpEdNews.com, October 28, 2011
The Trouble With Youth Curfews
The Trouble With Youth Curfews Atlantic Cities, October 26, 2011
Oakland right to be skeptical of curfews
Oakland right to be skeptical of curfews San Francisco Chronicle, October 18, 2011
To Curb Juvenile Crime and Violence, Oakland Debates Teen Curfew
To Curb Juvenile Crime and Violence, Oakland Debates Teen Curfew Bay Citizen, October 4, 2011
Why Curfews Don't Work
Why Curfews Don't Work East Bay Express, September 7, 2011
Banning Youths From Streets May Make Us Less Safe: Mike Males
Banning Youths From Streets May Make Us Less Safe: Mike Males Bloomberg Businessweek, August 31, 2011
Curfews: Crime Fighting Or Racial Profiling?
Curfews: Crime Fighting Or Racial Profiling? NPR, August 17, 2011
What communities need is MORE youth ON the streets
While a large majority of American cities have juvenile curfews on their books, cities elsewhere in the world apply curfews only to serious offenders, not to youths committing no crime other than being young and in public. Americans seem eager to admit what should been deeply shameful: that we grownups have created urban areas so dangerous, and we are so frightened of our young people, that federal proposals for daytime and nighttime curfews would banish youths from being in public all but a…

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