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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
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

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