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CJCJ Co-sponsored Bill Clears Another Legislative Hurdle

The Keep Youth Closer to Home Act (Senate Bill 284), a measure co-sponsored by CJCJ, is one step closer to becoming California state law. Support youth today by helping to pass SB 284.

Governor’s May Revision Proposes Additional Spending on Ineffective DJJ Facilities

As the Governor’s office prepares to transition DJJ into the state’s Health and Human Services Agency, the population is projected to grow by nearly 20 percent.

New Report: A Guide to Supporting Justice-Involved Youth during Reentry

A new practical guide for juvenile justice and social service providers emphasizes collaborative, holistic support and meaningful engagement with youth and their families during the reentry process.

SB 439 Heads to the Governor's Desk

Senate Bill (SB) 439, a bill co-sponsored by CJCJ and others, passed in the Legislature and is awaiting a signature from the Governor.

Governor Brown’s Final Budget Delivers Wins and Losses for Youth Justice

In the FY 2018-19 budget, California makes prudent new investments in community-based youth but fails to modernize the state’s juvenile justice data bank and needlessly expands the troubled state youth correctional system.

CJCJ congratulates Terence Baugh, our new Director of Behavioral Health!

Terence’s lived experiences allow him to relate to the youth he serves. Now, he is leading a team of credible, trusted, and nurturing behavioral health staff, dedicated to supporting young people in San Francisco’s juvenile justice system.

Help Abolish Regressive Juvenile Justice Fees in California

Juvenile administrative fees harm youth and families and undermine the rehabilitative intent of the juvenile justice system. A team of lawmakers, advocates, and researchers is working to bring an end to these fees in counties across California through Senate Bill 190.

States Must Move Funding from Correctional Facilities to Community-Based Treatment

CJCJ's Erica Webster pens an op-ed for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE). 

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! 

JAN 12 WEBINAR: Improve California’s Juvenile Justice Facilities

Please join our January 12th webinar for a unique opportunity to improve California's juvenile justice facilites. 

October News: New reports, a tour of DJJ & a youth client's success

Two new reports focus on the future of youth justice in California, CJCJ staff tour California's northern youth correctional facilities, and we congratulate a youth client who is now a full-time student. 

Should Young People Be Banished from Public?

It’s for their own protection, leaders say, claiming “studies” show youth-control laws “prevent crime” and “save lives.” But do they? A critique of recent studies is revealing.

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