Aug. 23, 2016

Community Justice Center

The Community Justice Center (CJC) is a collaborative court program in partnership with city agencies and community groups. The CJC represents progressive reform to the current criminal justice system by addressing the primary issues facing the individual and not just their crime. The CJC includes both a courtroom and social-service center. Social services include drug treatment, mental health programs, support groups, counseling, career development and job training. The CJC refers clients and community members to appropriate services located at the CJC and at other city-partner agencies. The CJC values the immediacy of intervention with the goal of preventing on-going cycles of recidivism while improving the lives of participants and residents in the community.


The Community Justice Center of the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, responds to the needs of participants and the central city community with a philosophy that CARES - Community, Accountability, Efficiency, and Support.  The CJC reduces barriers for people with the goal of improving their lives.

Geographic Area

  • The CJC court serves the Tenderloin South of Market, Union Square and Civic Center neighborhoods. The social service center is open to all San Francisco residents citywide.

Community Participation

For 2016, the Community Justice Center would like to work more closely with the Advisory Board. Our goal is to strengthen our relationship with the community, to communicate about opportunities and how best to support one another. To that end, our agenda will focus on the following:

  1. Introductions
  2. CJC to report on new programs, challenges, and ideas for new community partnerships
  3. Reports from community partners: new programs, challenges and how the CJC can improve it's engagement with you.

The Advisory Board meetings will be held on the following dates for 2016. The room location will be announced quarterly.

Thursday, March 24 at noon

Thursday, July 14 at noon. This meeting will also include an Open House from 1-2 p.m. Please see flyer for details

Thursday, October 27 at noon

Former Advisory Board Meeting Notes 

Judge Kathleen Kelly

Contact information, Hours

Judge Kathleen Kelly
(415) 551-3837

Community Justice Center
555 Polk St. (Social Services)
575 Polk St. (Courtroom)
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 202-2810 CJC Front Desk

Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

Allyson West
CJC Coordinator


See CJC Anniversary Video  

CJC in the News

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