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How do you divert justice-involved individuals into specialized programs that address the root causes of their criminal activity?
CJCJ's NoVA case manager, José Luis Gómez, participates in an interview with Radio Bilingüe in which he emphasizes that Realignment is not just about reducing the overall prison population or moving incarcerated people from a state to local level; Rather, José asserts, AB 109 should be primarily implemented by counties to provide an array of services for justice-involved individuals so that they can improve their lives, reduce recidivism, and ultimately promote overall public health and safety.
Brown's budget revives a killed bill that requires state parole, rather than community supervision, for certain people who have suffered from mental illness.
A January 2013 CDCR study finds that “lifers recidivate at markedly lower rates than those who serve determinate sentences.” While this is not necessarily surprising to criminal justice stakeholders, it does raise a data-driven reason for pursuing sentencing reform.
on March 27, 2013, CJCJ revisited San Quentin State Prison to see what changes had occurred since the implementation of Realignment.
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.
In commemoration of the American Juvenile Court's Centennial, this book includes the stories of 25 individuals who were justice-involved as youth and became successful adults.
This research suggests that the apparent success of DDAP may stem largely from the fact that it exists outside of the formal juvenile justice framework; that is, it is a true alternative to the normal institutional framework.
An examination of juvenile justice in the United States reveals a failed correctional model and the hope of reform.
Policy recommendations following a review and evaluation of juvenile correctional programs administered by the Hawai'i Department of Corrections.
An evaluation and workable plan for phasing Hawaii's juvenile justice system into a deinstitutionalized, community-based model of care.
Make a difference to youth and adults trying to get their lives back on track.
Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.
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