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Sentencing enhancements intended to deter gang activity are overly punitive, conflict with the juvenile justice system’s mission, and have a disproportionate impact on young people of color.
CJCJ offers a new free resource for youth, KQED's Forum interviews CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair , and Governor Brown announces new ballot initiative to repeal direct file.
Houston's Forward Times cites a CJCJ report showing the many different ways African American youth are disproportionately represented in both the juvenile and criminal justice systems nationwide.
Youth tried as adults generally experience worse outcomes and higher rates of incarceration than their juvenile court counterparts.By ending the transfer of young people to adult court and harnessing the strengths of the juvenile justice system, we can improve the lives of at-risk youth, their families, and our communities.
The Daily Journal quotes CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani to discuss the problematic practice of prosecuting youth in adult court.
When a prosecutor wants to try a youth as an adult, defense attorneys reach out to Nisha Ajmani, program manager for CJCJ’s Sentencing Service Program (SSP), to keep that youth in the juvenile justice system.
A long-overdue report lays bare the egregious racial disparities that pervade the juvenile justice system, and falls short of providing crucial data on youth transferred to adult court.
SB 838 could dramatically increase the number of youth tried and sentenced in the adult criminal justice system. CJCJ strongly opposes this bill because it fails to deter crime, denies young people opportunities for education and rehabilitation, and threatens public safety.
Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.
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