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Reforming Pretrial Justice in California

By Heather Harris, Magnus Lofstrom

In 2018, the governor signed Senate Bill 10 (SB 10) to eliminate money bail and require the use of risk assessment tools when making pretrial release decisions.

Fact Sheet

Juvenile Justice in California

By Joseph Hayes, Sonya Tafoya

In addition to local law enforcement, county probation departments and juvenile courts work with local school districts and child welfare and behavioral health ...


California’s Future: Criminal Justice

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

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


Public Safety Realignment: Impacts So Far

By Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin

... Lofstrom and Raphael (2015), using data from the Uniform Crime Reports of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice.

Fact Sheet

Crime Trends in California

By Brandon Martin, Magnus Lofstrom

While violent and property crimes dropped notably at the onset of the pandemic, the overall violent crime rate returned to early 2020 levels and the overall ...

Policy Brief

Policy Brief: Racial Disparities in Law Enforcement Stops

By Magnus Lofstrom, Joseph Hayes, Brandon Martin, Deepak Premkumar

6 days ago ... In an effort to directly confront concerns over racial inequities in criminal justice, California passed the Racial and Identity Profiling ...


The Impact of Proposition 47 on Crime and Recidivism

By Mia Bird, Magnus Lofstrom, Brandon Martin, Steven Raphael

Passed by voters in November 2014, Proposition 47 brought broad and significant changes to California's criminal justice system. Undertaken in the wake of ...


Recidivism of Felony Offenders in California

By Mia Bird, Justin Goss, Viet Nguyen

However, it is important to note that these rates may also reflect changes in the practices of criminal justice agencies. For example, if a policy change ...