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Misconceptions about high-risk youth offenders
The High Desert Daily Press featured a three-part story last week exploring how San Bernardino County prosecutes, supervises, and rehabilitates their juvenile offenders.  Daily Press reporter Beatriz E. Valenzuela looked at patterns of juvenile crime and arrest reductions, the unbridled powers of local district attorneys to "direct file" juveniles into adult court , and the impact of adult realignment and Governor Brown's juvenile realignment plan on local corrections systems.   The facts…
County approves jail contracts
County approves jail contracts Daily Journal, May 9, 2012
CJCJ's Kate McCracken appointed to SF Sentencing Commission
The San Francisco Sentencing Commission is a newly created advisory body charged with encouraging the development of criminal sentencing strategies that reduce recidivism, prioritize public safety and victim protection, emphasize fairness, employ evidence-based practices, and efficiently utilize San Francisco's criminal justice resources.  The Commission will be chaired by the District Attorney's Office, and will be advisory to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors. On April 24, 2012, CJCJ's…
Daniel Macallair presents at SF's Youth-Police Commission hearing Mar. 7, 2012
The San Francisco Youth Commission and Police Commission are uniting on March 7, 2012 to hold a "Hearing on youth-police interactions."  The hearing will be held in City Hall, Board of Supervisors Legislative Chambers, Room 250 at 6:00 pm.  RSVP required. See attached flyer for more details. CJCJ Executive Director Daniel Macallair will discuss San Francisco's juvenile crime trends at the hearing.  His handouts can be found here: ~ San Francisco youth crime at record low ~…
KRON 4: Selena Teji Speaks Out on Juvenile Justice Realignment
If you missed CJCJ's Communications Specialist Selena Teji discussing rational and effective juvenile justice realignment strategies last week on the radio, you can still go to KQED's archived link to "Phasing Out Juvenile Justice " to catch up on the conversation. But make sure you do not miss her again; watch Selena's presentation this weekend on KRON 4 and learn all about CJCJ's juvenile justice realignment recommendations.  Tune in to KRON 4 at 8:15am Sunday…
High-Needs Kids and Juvenile Justice Reforms

High-Needs Kids and Juvenile Justice Reforms California Progress Report, February 16, 2012

Report: CA Counties Can Absorb Juvenile Offenders Held by State
Report: CA Counties Can Absorb Juvenile Offenders Held by State The Crime Report, February 9, 2012
High-Needs Kids and Juvenile Justice Reforms

High-Needs Kids and Juvenile Justice Reforms Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, February 13, 2012

Counties ready to handle state's juvenile offenders, study says
Counties ready to handle state's juvenile offenders, study says San Diego Union-Tribune, February 9, 2012
Counties ready to handle state's juvenile offenders
Counties ready to handle state's juvenile offenders ABC 7, February 9, 2012
Counties ready to handle juvenile offenders, study says
Counties ready to handle juvenile offenders, study says PublicCEO, February 10, 2012
Counties ready to handle state's juvenile offenders, study says
Counties ready to handle state's juvenile offenders, study says California Watch, February 9, 2012
Wasting Juvenile Justice Tax Dollars

Wasting Juvenile Justice Tax Dollars California Progress Report, February 9, 2012

Report: No reason not to shut down state's youth prisons
Report: No reason not to shut down state's youth prisons KALW News, February 6, 2012
Juvenile Dept. Worried about Housing High-risk Offenders
Juvenile Dept. Worried about Housing High-risk Offenders Central Coast News KION/KCBA, February 2, 2012
Santa Cruz County tries more juveniles as adults
Santa Cruz County tries more juveniles as adults The Imperfect Parent, January 18, 2012
Counties' responses to the budget triggers
While it costs approximately $193,111 per ward annually to house youth in California's state youth correctional system (Division of Juvenile Facilities: DJF), under the budget triggers (implemented Jan 1, 2012) counties would pick up approx. 65% of that tab ($125,000 per youth), while the rest continues to be paid for by California taxpayers. Counties like Monterey, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Kings have voiced concerns that they would not be able to pay for the 20+ youth they each have in DJF…
New Year, New Opportunities for Reform

New Year, New Opportunities for Reform California Progress Report, December 30, 2011

New Year, New Opportunities for Reform

New Year, New Opportunities for Reform Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, December 29, 2011

Counties dilemma: how to use funds for inmates
Counties dilemma: how to use funds for inmates San Francisco Chronicle, December 5, 2011
The De-incarceration of California's Juvenile Justice System

The De-incarceration of California's Juvenile Justice System Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, November 30, 2011

AB 109: Criminal Justice Realignment & Reform (slides)
AB 109: Criminal Justice Realignment & Reform (slides)
AB 109: Criminal Justice Realignment & Reform (handout)
AB 109: Criminal Justice Realignment & Reform (handout)
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

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