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The Kids Are All Right (and These Surprising Statistics Prove It)

CJCJ's Mike Males pens an op-ed for Yes! Magazine detailing positive trends among American youth, such as declining crime, increasing education, and greater political tolerance. 

Sixteen Year-Olds Are Smart. Let Them Vote.

CJCJ's Mike Males pens an op-ed for Washington Monthly calling on San Francisco voters to pass Proposition F and allow young people age 16 and older to vote in municple elections. 

New report shows fewer juveniles are being arrested for violent felonies

KBFX Bakersfield interviews CJCJ's Mauren Washburn about a new CJCJ report on dramatic decreases in California's youth crime. 

August News from CJCJ: Celebrating the life of Juidell Preston

CJCJ remembers change-maker, Juidell Preston,  youth clients learn new skills in the High Sierras, and new CJCJ reports address juvenile justice issues in California.

CJCJ in the News: Milwaukee Is Latest City to Use Curfew to Tamp Down Unrest

The Associated Press interviews Mike Males, who criticizes Milwaukee's implementation of youth curfews after protests in the city became destructive. 

Fact Sheet: California's Youth and Young Adult Arrest Rates Continue a Historic Decline

A new fact sheet from CJCJ shows that, in 2015, arrests of young people under age 25 dropped below 2014 levels and continue a decades-long trend of decline

Young Adult Prisons Are Not the Answer

A proposal by the California Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation defies best practices and fails to heed the lessons of history.

The Dark Side of “Brain Science”: Manufacturing Teenage Crime

Governor Brown should veto the “smoking age” bill. Like other useless “status offenses,” it will contribute to thousands more arrests and higher unemployment among young people.

CJCJ in the news: Why a 'smoking age' of 21 is a bad idea

Mike Males writes an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times showing that the implementation of these "protective" laws actually disrupt positive youth trends. 

The L.A. teen apocalypse that never came

CJCJ's Mike Males pens an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times including his data showing how youth crime in Los Angeles has decreased dramatically. 

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