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The Face of Poverty in California

Poor people do not shoulder the burden alone; we all share the cost, whether we acknowledge it or not. Given this impact, what is the face of poverty in California?

America is Ranked 29th in Child Well-Being

A review of the UNICEF Report on Child Well-being shows the U.S. is near the bottom of the list across every dimension: poverty, health and safety, education, behaviors/risk, and housing/environment. 

SFSU hosts panel on Promoting Public Policy Reform, Feb. 21, 2013

On February 21, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm San Francisco State University is hosting a panel discussion entitled, Promoting Public Policy Reform from Inside and Outside Government, at SF State’s Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, Room 609, SF, CA 94103.

California judge finds boy guilty of murdering neo-Nazi father
California judge finds boy guilty of murdering neo-Nazi father KPCC Radio, January 14, 2013
"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

A call for shared sacrifice on juvenile corrections budget
The Senate and Assembly Budget Subcommittees on Public Safety are being pressured to reconsider the Governor's revised cost-saving proposal for the state's youth correctional system, the Division of Juvenile Facilities (commonly referred to as DJJ). Law enforcement agencies are demanding that the Legislature reduce or eliminate the new $24,000 per ward fee structure, which was proposed by the Governor's office in the May revised budget.  This amount greatly contributes to the $24.8 million in…
Take Action: divest from youth corrections, invest in communities
There is currently pressure on the California legislature from law enforcement agencies to reduce or eliminate the Governor's proposed $24,000 per youth fee structure for the Division of Juvenile Facilities. The state is already spending 20-25 times the per capita investment on youth offenders as it is on students in our UC, Cal State, K-12, and community college systems.   With an 80% recidivism rate, the Division of Juvenile Facilities should receive a failing grade yet legislators are being…
A Juvenile Justice Reprieve: California's 2012 Mid-Year Budget
A Juvenile Justice Reprieve: California's 2012 Mid-Year Budget
Fight the good fight: stand up against child abuse
Internationally, I believe many individuals would agree that child abuse is an unacceptable behavior in various cultures and communities all over the world, though I recognize there are different viewpoints on what may be considered child abuse. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and "a time to recognize that we each can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in communities." I find it difficult to believe any rational person would…
Part IV: Give me that old time religion [video blog]
CJCJ's Senior Research Fellow, Randall Shelden, discusses his blog series "Give me that old time religion" in this video blog.  The series explores the inside of Christian homes for troubled teens and uncovers a multitude of abuses. Read the whole series here: Part I: $1cjcj.org/news/5403$4 Part II: $1cjcj.org/news/5406$4 Part III: $1cjcj.org/news/5408$4 To view Randall Shelden's blog, please visit www.sheldensays.com
Maximizing services for juvenile justice "crossover caseload"
CJCJ's article, "Maximizing Mental Health Services for Justice-Involved Youth Using Diverse Funding," authored by Emily Luhrs and Selena Teji, was recently published in the Jan/Feb edition of the Offender Programs Report .  The Offender Programs Report   is a national journal for practitioners that is "devoted exclusively to innovative programs, management strategies and legal developments in offender rehabilitation."   The article highlights two of CJCJ's model juvenile justice…
Kid janitors don't solve poverty

Kid janitors don't solve poverty Politico, December 7, 2011

Youth Today Breakdown of State Spending on Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice and Youth
Youth Today Breakdown of State Spending on Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice and Youth Youth Today, July 27, 2011
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 6, Number 2 - Fall 2009
(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor The Limits of Preventive Detention: Habeas Corpus, Boumediene v. Bush (2008) and Comparative Preemption Policy Public but Opaque: The Problems of Tracking Homicide Charging in a California County Exit Exams, the Prison Pipeline and Getting Tough Anyway A Review of Conceptual Contributions to Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Arenas A Century of Losing Battles: The Costly and Ill-Advised War on Drugs in the United States From the editor…
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:…
The Supportive Living Program: Applying A Social Model Recovery Approach To High Risk Parolees

Social model recovery programs are focused on building a person's intrinsic motivation to maintain a clean and sober lifestyle through personal growth, social interaction and supportive networks.  

A Model Design for the Implementation of SACPA: Making Prop. 36 Work in Your County

A guide to assist county stakeholders in assessing and improving local SACPA implementation and evaluation.

Income Injustice: The Impact of Welfare Reform's Fleeing Felon Regulations on SSI Recipients
Income Injustice: The Impact of Welfare Reform's Fleeing Felon Regulations on SSI Recipients
The Homeless Pretrial Release Project: An Innovative Pretrial Release Option

San Francisco's model pretrial release and case management program for homeless misdemeanants. 

Double Jeopardy: An Assessment of the Felony Drug Provision of the Welfare Reform Act
Double Jeopardy: An Assessment of the Felony Drug Provision of the Welfare Reform Act
Prioritizing Incarceration: Does San Francisco Need a Jail on Treasure Island?

An analysis of the need for a new women's jail in San Francisco determines there is no justifiable reason to build one.

From Beyond Shelter To Behind Bars

A study of San Francisco's practice of policing homelessness. Our Officers and Deputies are highly trained individuals, but they can not be expected to protect us from poverty. 

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: The story of jail funding in San Francisco

San Francisco's fiscal decisions in the 1990's made trade offs between needed social services and jail construction.

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