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Pre-judging the individual guilt of the Santa Cruz 15-year-old accused of murdering a child is not just, and judging all 15-year-olds as mentally incompetent is not science.
When a prosecutor wants to try a youth as an adult, defense attorneys reach out to Nisha Ajmani, program manager for CJCJ’s Sentencing Service Program (SSP), to keep that youth in the juvenile justice system.
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed by CJCJ's Lauren Barretto on the lack of adequate screening for, and evaluation of, mental health needs in the juvenile justice system.
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) publishes an op-ed written by CJCJ's Nisha Ajmani.
Veterans and youth in the justice system have something in common—trauma. California’s juvenile courts should address this trauma through treatment, not incarceration.
Residents of East Salinas are looking to indigenous practices to change their county’s approach to juvenile justice.
CJCJ's Katrina Han discusses the need for thoughtful and deliberate juvenile justice intervention strategies.
Patsy Jackson has been a case manager with NoVA for two years. Patsy helps her clients succeed by minimizing barriers to reentry and facilitating reintegration in their families and communities.
How do you divert justice-involved individuals into specialized programs that address the root causes of their criminal activity?
Justice-involved youth have complex histories that not only contributed to their delinquency but present challenges for rehabilitation. These compound factors exacerbate a lack of self-confidence, learning difficulties, physical disabilities, and mental health issues.
Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.
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