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Those closest to the problem should be at the forefront of the solution
In an era of Realignment, who should be involved in determining the local jurisdictions' implementation plans?  Currently, this responsibility is maintained with the Community Corrections Partnerships (CCP) in each of California's 58 counties.  The CCP is lead by the Chief Probation Officer and includes but is not limited to the District Attorney, Public Defender, Sheriff and Chief of Police.  There is one seat designated for a representative of a community-based organization serving formerly…
Infographic: California rethinks criminal justice
Infographic: California rethinks criminal justice California Watch, August 23, 2012
Prison Break: California Rethinks Criminal Justice
Prison Break: California Rethinks Criminal Justice KQED Radio, August 22, 2012
Susan Mauriello
Susan Mauriello Correctional News, July 25, 2012
Gov. Brown taps Susan Mauriello for realignment oversight
Gov. Brown taps Susan Mauriello for realignment oversight Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 13, 2012
Legislature, Governor Brown Advance Historic Juvenile Justice Reforms

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

Systems Change In An Era Of Crime Decline
Systems Change In An Era Of Crime Decline California Progress Report, June 25, 2012
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…
Trimming the Juvenile Justice Fat
Trimming the Juvenile Justice Fat Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, May 29, 2012
Trimming the Juvenile Justice Fat
Trimming the Juvenile Justice Fat California Progress Report, May 30, 2012
The Not-So-Shared Sacrifice of Californians

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

Governor now wants to keep juvenile lockups open
Governor now wants to keep juvenile lockups open San Francisco Chronicle, May 20, 2012
The Case for Phased Juvenile Justice Realignment in California

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

CJCJ supports SB 1180: Pretrial release on own recognizance
Yesterday, the California Senate Public Safety Committee voted 5-2 to pass Senate Bill 1180 (Hancock) for a floor vote.  This bill is a significant piece of legislation that will have a significant impact on the high rates of un-sentenced individuals held in county jails.  If the bill continues to proceed in the legislative arc and is signed by the Governor, California counties would have enhanced incentives to utilize best practice risk-assessment tools for determining whether an accused…
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

Correcting youth corrections in California
Correcting youth corrections in California KALW News, March 21, 2012
Group Supports Local Juvenile Justice Focus
Group Supports Local Juvenile Justice Focus KRON 4 Weekend News, March 4, 2012
CJCJ's Selena Teji engages in dialogue on KQED's "Phasing Out Juvenile Justice"
Selena Teji, CJCJ's Communication Specialist, discussed "Phasing Out Juvenile Justice" on KQED's Forum with Barry Krisberg, director of the Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, and Brian Brown, managing principal analyst at the Legislative Analyst's Office. If you missed the show, go to "Phasing Out Juvenile Justice " or review the summary below. The above-mentioned experts discussed the following juvenile justice realignment…
Legislative Analysts Office (LAO) calls for completing juvenile realignment
Last week the LAO released a report entitled "Completing Juvenile Justice Realignment" .  The report supports Governor Brown's juvenile realignment proposal and calls for a staggered closure of DJF facilities while transferring funding and supervision responsibilities to the county level.   The LAO notes that the state's current two-tier system where the state supervises just 1% of incarcerated youth limits county responsibility, limits coordination of community-based…
Phasing Out Juvenile Justice
Phasing Out Juvenile Justice KQED Radio, February 24, 2012
Plan to end juvenile justice division faces fight
Plan to end juvenile justice division faces fight San Francisco Chronicle, February 21, 2012
Report: State Should Shut Down Youth Prison System
Report: State Should Shut Down Youth Prison System Bay Citizen, February 17, 2012
A sound investment for California taxpayers: prison or college?
California has long been recognized among the nation for its investment in and the priority it has assigned to providing its citizens with affordable access to higher education. However, as a result of the race to incarcerate over the past three decades, California has considerably expanded the budget allocation for corrections while simultaneously cutting the funds spent on higher education. In comparison to other states, California has the largest population, the most students in college, and…
California Makes History by Closing its Juvenile Prisons
California Makes History by Closing its Juvenile Prisons The Cutting Edge, February 12, 2012

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