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photo - California State Capitol BuildingPPIC Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government

Key findings from the current survey include: As approval of Governor Newsom holds steady, four in ten likely voters would vote to remove the governor…

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photo - Man Arrested by Police OfficersArrests in California

Local law enforcement directives during the pandemic likely led to fewer overall arrests in California. Violent offenses are the largest category of felony arrests; drug…

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photo of county jail fenceCalifornia’s County Jails

With crowded conditions in some jails and limited health care infrastructure, the pandemic creates many challenges for county jails in California.

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Photo of man in handcuffsCrime Trends in California

California’s crime rates have shifted amid the pandemic, but the full impact is unclear. Prior to the pandemic, a majority of counties saw decreases in…

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photo - police officerLaw Enforcement Staffing in California

Following a year of mass protests against racial injustice and police brutality, Californians share national concerns about policing. The recession and local budget cuts may…

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cover shot of California's Future publicationCalifornia’s Future

This multi-topic publication highlights the state’s most pressing long-term policy challenges in several key areas: criminal justice, economy, education, safety net, and water and a…

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photo of county jail fenceCalifornia’s Future: Criminal Justice

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated California’s recent efforts to reduce incarceration. Along with widespread protest after the killing of George Floyd, the pandemic has intensified…

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photo - Judge Listening to Lawyer in CourtroomReforming Pretrial Justice in California

This November, Californians will vote on a significant shift in pretrial processes in the state.

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