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Oakland right to be skeptical of curfews
- Oct 18, 2011
- Oakland right to be skeptical of curfews San Francisco Chronicle, October 18, 2011
To Curb Juvenile Crime and Violence, Oakland Debates Teen Curfew
- Oct 4, 2011
- To Curb Juvenile Crime and Violence, Oakland Debates Teen Curfew Bay Citizen, October 4, 2011
California counties punished for best-practices
- Emily Luhrs, Sep 6, 2011
- As counties prepare for criminal justice realignment, the disparities between counties' sentencing practices become increasingly apparent. State-dependant counties, who have higher rates of state imprisonment, have been allocated substantially more funding than self-reliant counties. Rather than basing the funding allocation on county crime rates, the funding formula is based on the number of low-level offenders each county currently has in state prison. There is no doubt counties will need…
How "realignment" will change criminal justice in California
- Sep 6, 2011
- How "realignment" will change criminal justice in California KALW News, September 6, 2011
More juveniles in Santa Cruz County tried as adults than state average
- Aug 31, 2011
- More juveniles in Santa Cruz County tried as adults than state average San Jose Mercury News, August 30, 2011
Few Monterey County minors tried as adults
- Aug 26, 2011
- Few Monterey County minors tried as adults Monterey Herald, August 26, 2011
Is Ventura Trying More Kids As Adults Than Any Other County... for the Money?
- Aug 26, 2011
- Is Ventura Trying More Kids As Adults Than Any Other County... for the Money? Witness LA, August 26, 2011
Counties begin the daunting task of realignment
- Selena Teji, Aug 4, 2011
- As the October 1st deadline edges closer, California's counties have started formulating their plans for how they will manage the new population of at the local level. Assembly Bill 109 defines the realignment, which was prompted by the May 2011 Supreme Court decision to reduce prison overcrowding in California. For information on the practical application of AB 109, read Emily Luhrs' blog, Myths vs. Facts -- Clearing up the realignment debate . The most significant change the bill…
San Francisco's Self-Reliant Incarceration Policies
- Aug 1, 2011
- San Francisco's Self-Reliant Incarceration Policies
San Francisco may bar employers, landlords from asking about arrests, convictions
- Jul 20, 2011
- San Francisco may bar employers, landlords from asking about arrests, convictions Los Angeles Times, July 20, 2011
CJCJ embarks on new collaborative
- Jun 15, 2011
- Through a collaborative partnership, the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, the Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California-Berkeley Law School, the Santa Cruz County Probation Department, and the Placer County Probation Department are currently developing data-driven strategies to reduce unnecessary incarceration of adult offenders at the county level. Please see the following links for Santa Cruz County related websites: HelpSCC (www.helpscc.org )…
Ending California prison overcrowding will be tall order
- May 25, 2011
- Ending California prison overcrowding will be tall order San Jose Mercury News, May 25, 2011
Supreme Court Demands California Release 30,000 Inmates
- May 24, 2011
- Supreme Court Demands California Release 30,000 Inmates Colorlines.com, May 24, 2011
Counties feeling strain as state realigns juvenile justice model
- May 5, 2011
- Counties feeling strain as state realigns juvenile justice model San Francisco Chronicle, May 4, 2011.
Counties Differ Radically on Handling of Juvenile Offenders
- Apr 18, 2011
- Counties Differ Radically on Handling of Juvenile Offenders The Bay Citizen, April 17, 2011.
Third installment in the Juvenile Justice Realignment Series reveals uneven taxpayer burden
- Apr 8, 2011
- Part three of the series: "The Cost of the State's Division of Juvenile Facilities " investigates the true fiscal cost of the Division of Juvenile Facilities to both the counties and the taxpayer and reveals a disparity between county practices resulting in an uneven taxpayer burden.
Closing the Door on Juvenile Lockups
- Mar 30, 2011
- Closing the Door on Juvenile Lockups The American Prospect, March 29,2011.
Big Changes in Incarceration Policy Needed to Confront Overcrowding
- Mike Males, Mar 21, 2011
- Today, 70,000 nonviolent offenders are locked up in state prison at bankrupting $3.5 billion per year costs to the state, with fiscal conditions getting gloomier as courts order upgrades in prison conditions and reductions in prison populations. Do local jails have the capacity to absorb a significant proportion, perhaps the 30,000 to 40,000, of these drug and property offense convicts--or even, on an immediate basis, the 15,000 or so we found were imprisoned for extremely low-level , mostly…
At $50k a pop, which counties are sending low-level offenders to prison?
- Mar 9, 2011
- At $50k a pop, which counties are sending low-level offenders to prison? KALW News, March 9, 2011.
Can California County Jails Absorb Low-Level State Prisoners?
- Mar 1, 2011
- Can California County Jails Absorb Low-Level State Prisoners?
New Series of Reports: Juvenile Justice Realignment
- Feb 28, 2011
- In response to Governor Brown's proposal to eliminate the State's Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF) and realign juvenile justice in California, a new Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) series investigates some of the underlying concerns about the proposed realignment and reveals radically different juvenile justice practices across California's fifty-eight counties. Part One of the series addresses whether closing DJF would increase county reliance on direct adult criminal…
Shasta County has high number of low-level offenders
- Jan 29, 2011
- Shasta County has high number of low-level offenders Redding Record Searchlight, January 29, 2011.
First of its kind: California Sentencing Institute
- Nov 11, 2010
- First of its kind: California Sentencing Institute, a project of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice CJCJ has compiled a wealth of statistics detailing the radically different levels at which California counties send their residents to state prisons. Go to the recently unveiled interactive map under the
San Francisco nonprofits under the microscope
- Sep 26, 2010
- San Francisco nonprofits under the microscope The San Francisco Examiner, September 25, 2010.
Save the San Francisco Public Defender's Office
- Jun 22, 2009
Save the San Francisco Public Defender's Office BeyondChron, June 22, 2009
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