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Justice Policy Journal - Volume 15, Number 1 - Spring 2018

Articles on social media responses to false confessions, civil and criminal forfeitures, police use of force on juvenile arrestees, recidivism among older adults, and more.

Returning to Reentry

Collaborative courts connect clients with needed services and emphasize rehabilitation over punishment.

California’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Reports High Recidivism Despite Surging Costs

CJCJ's new fact sheet finds that the costs of confining youth in California’s state youth correctional syste are expected to climb to $271,318 per youth.

Failure After Farrell: Violence and Inadequate Mental Health Care in California's Division of Juvenile Justice

CJCJ's new report finds, in California's state youth corrections system, violence has increased, gang culture is pervasive, and mental health treatment is at times nonexistent.

Ban the Box: Helpful or Harmful?

A new study reveals an unintended consequence of Ban the Box legislation. How does this impact job seekers?

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 13, Number 1 - Spring 2016

Articles on government distortion of sex-crime stats, veterans serving time, the origins of sex offender legislation, the Jerry Sandusky trial, the relationship between firearm ownership and violent crime, and how training affects law enforcement's use of force.

California Needs Data-driven Juvenile Justice

Data can tell a story. The absence of data and thoughtful analysis can do the same, by illustrating that the state is not adequately prioritizing juvenile justice.

CJCJ and San Francisco Training Partnership strive to provide a second chance

“When people get out of prison, they are being released into this chaotic city — a city that has greatly transformed in recent years — and it’s a fragile time,” says CJCJ's San Francisco Training Partnership case manager, Matthew Snope. 

CJCJ’s Sentencing Service Program keeps youth in juvenile 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.

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 12, Number 1 - Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 issue of Justice Policy Journal includes articles on the barriers incarcerated mothers face to regain custody of children, peer support's effect on recidivism, how police make decisions during traffic stops, and evaluating veterans in the criminal justice system.

A day in the life of Patsy Jackson a NoVA Case Manager

Patsy Jackson has been a case manager with NoVA for two years. Patsy helps her clients succeed by minimizing barriers to reentry and facilitating reintegration in their families and communities.

A Closer Look at the Aging Prison Population

The number of aging state and federal inmates is rising.  Between 1981 and 2010, the number of inmates age 55 and older increased from 8,853 to 124,900.

Justice Policy Journal - Volume 9, Number 2 - Fall 2012

(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor The Criminal History of So-Called "Hard Core" Drinking Drivers Reintegrative Community Service Teams: Developing Key Practice Dimensions of the Civic Engagement Model of Offender Reentry Do Societal Reactions Lead to Increased Experiences of Shame and Strain for Registered Female Sex Offenders? From the editor By Elizabeth Brown, Ph.D. and Randall G. Sheldon, M.A., Ph.D. From the Editors Once again it is time for another issue of Justice…

Study: Long-term juvenile incarceration fails to decrease reoffending rates
A March 2011 study through the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) concludes that long-term juvenile incarceration does not decrease reoffending, and may actually increase recidivism rates for lower-level youth offenders.  Researchers conducted more than 21,000 interviews over 8 years with more than 1,300 felony offenders ages 14--18 in the cities of Philadelphia and Phoenix.   Researchers also interviewed parents and peers and examined arrest records. Their…
Can California reduce its juvenile justice recidivism rates?
A CJCJ co-sponsored event, Can California Reduce Its Juvenile Justice Recidivism Rates? is taking place today: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 in the California State Capitol, Room 126 at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm . Testimony will be provided by juvenile justice experts and community organization grantees with recidivism rates below 15%.  Executive Director, Daniel Macallair, will present recidivism data in California, San Francisco County's Juvenile Collaborative Reentry Team (JCRT) model, and…
Conservative states leading the way in prison reform
The Supreme Court decision that California needs to shrink (not release) its prison population has made national headlines, but as I mentioned in my last blog , over the past few years many states have already begun reducing their reliance on incarceration.   What is particularly interesting, as the ACLU   points out in their most recent report, is the overwhelming bi-partisan support for prison reform efforts.  Texas, Kansas, Kentucky, Arkansas, and a handful of other states have successfully…
Therapy that Works for the Youth
Senior Research Fellow Randy Shelden's recent blog, titled " The Washington State Institute for Public Policy researched a program that has demonstrated the ability to be successful with juvenile justice involved youth with mental health issues.  The results are in...Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) does reduce recidivism, thus reducing the related costs to taxpayers.  DBT, devised by Marsha Linehan, to treat clients with Borderline Personality Disorders is composed of four major modules:…
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 5, Number 1 - Spring 2008
(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor The impact of Australia's 1996 firearms legislation: a research review with emphasis on data selection, methodological issues, and statistical outcomes Special Topic: Prison Stories Rehabilitating and Reintegrating Youth Offenders: Are Residential and Community Aftercare Colliding Worlds and What Can Be Done About It? Police-Probation Partnerships: Managing the Risks and Maximizing Benefits Intra-Ethnic Variation in Sentencing for Hispanic Drug…
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 1, Number 1 - Summer 2001
(ISSN 1530-3012 ) From the editor Justice Policy Journal Volume 1, Number 1: August 2001 From the editor By Daniel Macallair, MPA Editorial Statement Manuscripts submitted to the Justice Policy Journal cannot have been published elsewhere, including the Internet. They cannot be under consideration by another journal or publication outlet. Upon publication, author(s) must sign a Copyright Agreement with the Justice Policy Journal. Justice Policy Journal Volume 1, Number 1:…
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 1, Number 3 - Fall 2004
(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor When the Past is a Prison: The Hardening Plight of the American Ex-Convict Questioning Appropriations for Juvenile Offenders: A Case Study of Juvenile Arrestees in Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties, Florida A Partial Test of Life-Course Theory on a Prison Release Cohort A Civic Justice Corps: Community Service as a Means of Reintegration From the editor By Randall G. Shelden, M.A., Ph.D. Editor's Introduction I am pleased to present to…
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 2, Number 2 - Fall 2005
(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor Vocational, Educational and Psychological Assessments of Deaf Inmates Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other: The Benefits and Challenges Associated with Risk Classification Tools Research Brief: Violence Against Girls Provokes Girls' Violence Measuring Organizational Capacity among Agencies Serving the Poor: Implications for Achieving Organizational Effectiveness Globalization, Inner City Crime and the Coming Legitimacy Crisis An Examination…

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