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Understanding history

CJCJ’s experience on systems reform across the nation provides insight into the challenges confronting state and local justice systems. The barriers to effective and lasting change are not unique but are the product of poorly conceived correctional policies and decision making that occurred over many decades. Correcting these historic errors is the challenge for 21st century justice reform.

If we don’t know how we got here, we will not be able to properly move forward towards building a more humane criminal justice system and reducing society’s reliance on incarceration as an answer to social problems.

Education resources

Public information on national criminal and juvenile justice issues that challenge conventional thinking. Learn about practitioner-in-residence at San Francisco State University, Daniel Macallair.