Skip to main content

News items related to state policy

« Previous | 76–100 of 198 items | Next »

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
California Activists Calling for Changes to State's Juvenile Justice System
California Activists Calling for Changes to State's Juvenile Justice System Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, February 10, 2012
Momentum growing for juvenile realignment
Consensus is growing in the Capitol that California's youth correctional facilities need to be closed, with funding and supervision responsibilities realigned to the counties. Building on Past Policy Recommendations: In 2008 the Little Hoover Commission recommended that the state's Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF) close its doors and for California to move towards a county-based juvenile system. In early 2011, the Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) concluded , "Less than 1…
Fight brewing over historic California plan to close last three youth prisons
Fight brewing over historic California plan to close last three youth prisons iWatch News, January 25, 2012
New report supports Governor's plan to realign juvenile justice
A new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) entitled Juvenile Justice Realignment in 2012 provides support for Governor Brown's realignment proposal and offers five policy recommendations that include a three-year process that allows counties time to design new services and infrastructure.  At the end of three years, the state will no longer manage youth correctional institutions and the resources that used to sustain these facilities will be transferred to the…
Gov. Brown proposes shutting juvenile prison system (again)
Gov. Brown proposes shutting juvenile prison system (again) KALW News, January 9, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown calls for historic shuttering of state's notorious youth prison system
Gov. Jerry Brown calls for historic shuttering of state's notorious youth prison system Oakland Tribune, January 6, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown calls for historic shuttering of state's notorious youth prison system
Gov. Jerry Brown calls for historic shuttering of state's notorious youth prison system Contra Costa Times, January 6, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown calls for historic shuttering of state's notorious youth prison system
Gov. Jerry Brown calls for historic shuttering of state's notorious youth prison system San Jose Mercury News, January 6, 2012
Juvenile Justice Realignment in 2012
Juvenile Justice Realignment in 2012
Justice Policy Journal - Volume 8, Number 2 - Fall 2011

(ISSN 1530-3012) From the editor Latina Exposure to Violence at School Incarcerated Sex Offenders' Perceptions of Prison Sex Offender Treatment Programs Fear, Views of Human Nature and the Potential Consequences for Capital Juries Creating the Youthful Offender in Connecticut An Examination of Media Accounts of Child Abductions in the United States From the editor By Elizabeth Brown, Ph.D. and Randall G. Shelden, M.A., Ph.D. From the Editors Once again it is time for…

What to expect from the criminal justice system in 2012
What to expect from the criminal justice system in 2012 KALW News, December 12, 2011
How an electoral tweak is throwing California lobbyists into disarray
How an electoral tweak is throwing California lobbyists into disarray KALW News, December 1, 2011
New publication sheds light on the inner circle of K-street lobbying
Announcing the release of CJCJ's latest report on California's special interest groups and criminal justice policy, Sacramento's K-Street Lobbyists: The criminal justice inner circle . The investigative report authored by Senior Fellow at Demos, Sasha Abramsky includes interviews with prominent lobbyists such as John Lovell, and CCPOA's Ryan Sherman to find out what drives criminal justice policy in California.   "You build up your rolodex," he says, "you get face and name recognition…
CDAA: ignoring the evidence
Realignment has affected all branches of the criminal justice system.  While sheriffs and probation departments scramble to implement innovate alternatives to incarceration and maximize their jail capacities without adequate funding, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and the courts are also faced with similar challenges.  However, some county's prosecutors are not rising to the challenge, according to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle . In fact, while San Francisco DA George Gascón…
A little known law enforcement group with heavy political sway
A little known law enforcement group with heavy political sway KALW News, November 18, 2011
Capitol Weekly conference on California prisons - handout and slides available
If you could not be at the Capitol Weekly conference today - California Prisons: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly  - you can still get an insight into what Executive Director Daniel Macallair talked about during the reform panel, by checking out his presentation handout and slides , available on CJCJ's Resource Center . If you would like more information or to request related CJCJ publications, please contact Selena Teji, Communications Specialist at cjcjmedia@cjcj.org or 415.621.5661 ext. 317.

« Previous | 76–100 of 198 items | Next »

California Stentencing Institute screenshot

California Sentencing
Institute (CASI)

Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.

Connect with us

      YouTube

Contribute to CJCJ

Make a difference to youth and adults trying to get their lives back on track.

Join our mailing list

Get regular updates and news delivered to your inbox. We won’t share your information with anyone else.