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Justice Policy Journal - Volume 14, Number 2 - Fall 2017

Articles on arson rates in Chicago, adulthood relationship outcomes for juvenile justice-involved individuals, and migrant workers counteracting wage theft and underpayment.

The Myth of White Safety in White Numbers

CJCJ's Mike Males authors an op-ed for Yes! Magazine that highlights new data showing that Whites are safer from violent death in more diverse areas.

A new report, a CJCJ client gives back & youth clients celebrate summer!

CJCJ youth clients celebrate summer with indoor go-karting; Refuting fear: immigration, youth, and CA's declining violence; and Cameo House resident completes program and gives back.

The California Story: Reduced Crime, High Immigration

The Crime Report highlights a recent CJCJ report which found increasing positive trends for health in safety in California as the overall population became more diverse and saw increased immigration. 

KPFA 94.1FM Berkeley: CJCJ refutes political rhetoric on immigration and crime

Berkeley radio station, KPFA 94.1 FM, interviewed CJCJ's Mike Males about the findings of his recent report "Refuting Fear: Immigration, Youth, and California's Stunning Declines in Crime and Violence." 

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. 

CJCJ in the news: You can’t blame immigrants for gun violence

CJCJ's Mike Males on the truth about gun violence, gun control, and youth of color.

Justice Policy Journal – Volume 11, Number 1 – Spring 2014

Articles on the nexus between immigration and criminal justice, disproportionate justice-involvement among the American Indian population, and modern developments in prison architecture and design.

Immigration consequences of criminal convictions

There are many collateral consequences to criminal convictions in California, such as barriers to employment, housing, and social services. An additional concern that criminal defense attorneys should consider when advising their clients is the possible immigration consequences of their conviction.

Weed More Likely Than Rape or Murder to Get an Undocumented Immigrant Detained

The Drug Policy Alliance's Amanda Reiman discusses a recent CJCJ report on Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds and what suspected criminal activities were most likely to result in detainment.

CJCJ Newsletter - Tell the Governor to sign these bills!

A run down of California's legislative session, SF's Due Process for All Ordinance, and a call for your support of Cameo House.

Weed more likely than rape to get immigrant detained, report charges

A new report suggests that a suspected undocumented immigrant convicted of possessing pot may be more likely to face immigration detention than one who’s been convicted of rape.

Civil Immigration Detention is Not an Appropriate Use of Local Jails

CJCJ's Brian Goldstein Op-ed in the California Progress Report considers if federal immigration enforcement should consume finite local public safety resources and capacity.

Are Immigration Detainer Practices Rational?

New study casts doubt on efficacy of immigration and public safety intersection.

Is there an end in sight to the War on Drugs?

As so many drug-related reforms move forward, there is still a need for a comprehensive examination of how drug policy is implemented locally.

CJCJ Newsletter - We can end the prison crisis safely

Tell the Gov. you don't support prison expansion, attend the drug policy conference of the year, and read about the intersection of immigration and criminal justice.

Immigration Detainer Requests for Low Priority Marijuana Arrests

Fact Sheet on ICE hold requests for people with marijuana convictions in California, Oct. 2009 to Feb. 2013.

Jail Population Management Strategies in a Post-Realignment Era

This fact sheet lists four available deliberate interventions that counties can employ to alleviate jail bed space and improve public safety outcomes.

Four ways to better manage jail bed space

Under Realignment some counties, in which the local justice systems rely heavily on incarceration, are putting extra pressure on their sheriffs to manage their burgeoning jail populations safely. A new fact sheet by CJCJ, suggests four jail population management strategies that could help sheriffs and other justice stakeholders to address these challenges.

The Unnecessary Detention of Undocumented Youth

The intersection of the immigration and juvenile justice systems hampers reform efforts and denies appropriate treatment to undocumented youth.

The Unnecessary Detention of Undocumented Youth

Fact Sheet on law enforcement responses to ICE hold requests for youth in California, Oct. 2009 to Feb. 2013.

The Impact of Non-Criminal Immigrant Detentions in California

According to a new CJCJ report, California’s counties have spent significant resources and jail capacity, often at their own expense, to detain suspected undocumented immigrants who do not have a reported criminal history. Yet if this population is notably law-abiding, why are so many of them in our local jails?

Report: Releasing undocumented immigrants could help relieve Calif.'s jail overcrowding

A new report from the Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice suggests California jails could alleviate overcrowding by refusing to detain non-criminals accused of immigration violations.

Detention of non-criminal individuals has impact on post-Realignment California

CJCJ releases report examining the large number of suspected undocumented immigrants, without a criminal history, who are detained in California’s local jails on non-mandatory holds. 

Exclusion from the ACA heightens punishments for undocumented immigrants

While the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an exciting step in our society’s health care reform, its exclusion of undocumented immigrants will only further highlight the disparities that this population faces and induce a chain reaction of increased health care costs for all Americans. 

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