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State Committee Recommends a Need for Data and Accountability

On Thursday, May 8, California’s Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) heard a series of presentations from its Juvenile Justice Standing Committee (JJSC) around data, education, and disproportionate minority contact or confinement in the juvenile justice system.

Fresno County: Adult Arrests and Incarceration

This analysis utilizes official statewide data sources to examine Fresno County’s state and local incarceration trends in comparison to the statewide average. 

Brian Goldstein's testimony at Assembly Select Committee on Justice Reinvestment

Brian Goldstein, CJCJ's Policy Analyst, provides testimony to the Assembly Select Committee on Justice Reinvestment on March 18, 2014.

Asm. Ammiano: “We can’t punish them into success”

Today, the state Assembly Select Committee on Justice Reinvestment held a hearing on juvenile justice reform. The experts unanimously emphasized data collection and use in decision making.

OP-ED: A New Year and New Opportunity for Policy Reform in California

CJCJ's Policy Analyst, Brian Goldstein, discusses California's public policy priorities in 2014.

OP-ED: A New Approach Needed for Byrne-JAG Funding in California

CJCJ's Policy Analyst, Brian Goldstein, discusses Byrne-JAG funding in California.

Study Attributes Boost In Property Crime To State Prison Realignment

Executive Director Daniel Macallair discusses property crime in a post-Realignment era.

What’s the deal with data?

In a post-Realignment California, criminal and juvenile justice professionals and advocates require accessible data resources in order to develop state and local policies. Everyone agrees reliable data is necessary to examine the impact of Realignment on California.

 

Big Government Must Embrace Big Data

California is the tech center of the world, filled with a richness of technical expertise and innovation. The state now needs political leadership to develop policy that leverages these elements to best serve all Californians.

Op-ed: Statistical Bigotry is Just Bigotry

CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow, Mike Males, is featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

The state of disproportionate minority contact: San Francisco & beyond
The execution of justice is not always neutral.  Unfortunately, racial discrimination remains deeply imbedded in the policies and practices of the justice system, and not merely a relic of the past.  For example, minority youth are disproportionately affected with higher arrest and confinement rates than White youth.  Experts identify this phenomenon as Disproportionate Minority Contact/Confinement (DMC).  This is a widely recognized problem, one already given considerable attention by law…
San Francisco Police Department upgrading data collection system
On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, the San Francisco Police Commission met to discuss a range of issues, including the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD)'s faulty and problematic system of collecting arrest data. Recently highlighted by the Bay Citizen , San Francisco County is the only county of 58 in California that does not accurately report the arrests of Hispanic residents. CJCJ noted this data limitation in an April 2012 publication documenting a 40+ year pattern of racially…
San Francisco data collection needs upgrade
An article in the Bay Citizen today sheds much needed light on the importance and lack of accurate data collection in San Francisco.  In particular, the article notes the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) underreports the arrests of Latino and Asian residents (the city's two largest minority groups) by misclassifying them at "white" or "other."  These inaccuracies have significant repercussions that effect not only law enforcement, but policymakers, and local residents.  For example in…
California's myriad sentencing practices
Yesterday, CJCJ launched the California Sentencing Institute's (CASI) new interface that allows for quicker, easier visual representations of California's statewide sentencing practices.  Immediately apparent upon visiting the site are the huge sentencing disparities among California's 58 counties.  Further exploration of the site indicates various interesting trends. For example, while Kings County is ranked at the top of every metric related to use of state prison, it is not the highest…
Sneak Preview: California Sentencing Institute Upgrade
In 2009, CJCJ launched its California Sentencing Institute  (CASI) as the foundation for data and research driven commentary on the broader public safety dialogue.  The interactive map reveals detailed crime and incarceration trends for California's 58 counties, and it's about to get better... CJCJ will launch a newly developed CASI early next week!  The new map will feature interactive filters, county comparisons, geographic visualizations, and fully downloadable excel datasets.   Access…

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California Sentencing
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Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.

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