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California's Radical De-Incarceration Experiment

Mike Males discusses California's deincarceration movement in the California Progress Report.

Philip Seymour Hoffmann and the middle-aged drug epidemic

Celebrated actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death at age 46 from an apparent heroin overdose is yet another indictment of the ongoing failure of drug war officials.

Spotlight on Solano: Youth thrive through county innovation

A closer look at Solano County's self-sufficient juvenile justice practices.

Shutting Down the School-To-Jailhouse Pipeline in California

CJCJ's Policy Analyst, Brian Goldstein, is featured in the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) discussing the reform efforts that have happened among policymakers and advocacy groups after the Sandy Hook tragedy. Concerns are presented with regard to the the potential over reliance on the juvenile justice system to address issues in the educational environment.

Brave Experiment at a California Boys Ranch Pays Off

Increasingly, experts are recognizing that the best way to improve public safety is to rely less on state correctional institutions for treating youth offenders, and more on the dynamic therapeutic approach delivered at the county level.

OP-ED: The Gun Debate, Round 2: Let’s Learn From Young People, Not Demonize Them

"Bad information breeds expedient, ineffective policy, as exemplified by the administration’s surviving gun initiatives..."

Brown Can Release Prisoners Early Without Compromising Public Safety

To meet the court’s mandate by the end of the year, Brown needs to begin releasing identified low-risk inmates now - a step both the federal and the U.S. Supreme Court agree "would be consistent with public safety."

For Troubled Youth, Prison-like Settings do more Harm than Good

In the early morning hours of May 11, 2011, while sleeping on his living room sofa, Jeffrey Hall was shot dead from point-blank range. The killer was Hall’s son who had a long history of violence.

For Real Prison Reform, Longer is Not Always Better

Last week, while defiantly declaring the end of California's prison crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown insisted further reductions in prison overcrowding "cannot be achieved without the early release of inmates serving time for serious or violent felonies"

"Crossover Youth": The Intersection of Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice

"Crossover Youth": The Intersection of Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, November 15, 2012

Still, a Promise of Reform for California's Juvenile Justice System

Still, a Promise of Reform for California's Juvenile Justice System Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, August 2, 2012

Legislature, Governor Brown Advance Historic Juvenile Justice Reforms

Legislature, Governor Brown Advance Historic Juvenile Justice Reforms California Progress Report, July 6, 2012

The Not-So-Shared Sacrifice of Californians

The Not-So-Shared Sacrifice of Californians California Progress Report, May 24, 2012

Misconceptions about high-risk youth offenders

Misconceptions about high-risk youth offenders California Progress Report, May 11, 2012

The Case for Phased Juvenile Justice Realignment in California

The Case for Phased Juvenile Justice Realignment in California Reclaiming Futures, April 30, 2012

The Case for Phased Juvenile Justice Realignment in California

The Case for Phased Juvenile Justice Realignment in California California Progress Report, April 24, 2012

The Case for Phased Juvenile Justice Realignment in California

The Case for Phased Juvenile Justice Realignment in California Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, April 23, 2012

Should We Rename It "Selma Francisco"?

Should We Rename It "Selma Francisco"? California Progress Report, April 13, 2012

The violent black youth myth

The violent black youth myth Politico, March 27, 2012

High-Needs Kids and Juvenile Justice Reforms

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

High-Needs Kids and Juvenile Justice Reforms

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

Wasting Juvenile Justice Tax Dollars

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

Obama needs better plan for youth

Obama needs better plan for youth Politico, January 30, 2012

California's Governor Sends Wake-Up Call to the State's Counties

California's Governor Sends Wake-Up Call to the State's Counties California Progress Report, January 10, 2012

California's Governor Sends Wake-Up Call to the State's Counties

California's Governor Sends Wake-Up Call to the State's Counties Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, January 9, 2012

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