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"Free Our Dreams" and "Quest for Democracy" Highlight California’s Path to Justice Reform

On May 8th, groups from across California will come together in Sacramento to highlight the need for transformative justice policy reform that is strongly informed by the most impacted communities.

Webinar Recap: Improving Minimum Standards for California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities

Please find all the webinar presentation materials here. Thank you to The California Endowment and Sue Burrell for making this webinar possible! 

California Youth Raise Their Voices “Strong and Loud”

On August 8th, hundreds of youth from across California gathered in Sacramento for the annual Free Our Dreams Organizing Summit and Advocacy Day.

Farrell’s End Gives True Juvenile Justice Reform a Chance

After the 2002 lawsuit against DJJ was dismissed on February 25, 2016, CJCJ urges youth California to avoid repeating mistakes of the past.

Obama blames “teenagers doing stupid things” for drugs, crime, imprisonment

 We need a modern strategy that treats crime as a behavior of individuals, not demographic groups, and a criminal justice system that responds to individual characteristics. These four charts show game-changing trends in drug abuse, arrest, and imprisonment the president and major interests steadfastly ignore.

Former justice-involved youth should be key players in creating policy

Policymakers, law-enforcement, and advocates must include justice-involved youth when making decisions that affect these young people and their communities.

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

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