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  • Thank You for #YJAM 2016!

    Thank You for #YJAM 2016!

    Thank you for #YJAM 2016!

    Organizing events, webinars, and online chats is vital for raising awareness and building support for positive changes to the way we approach youth justice, but on November 8, we can put that awareness into action.

  • NEW BLOG: Ten Years After the CFYJ Launches, We Are Not Done

    NEW BLOG: Ten Years After the CFYJ Launches, We Are Not Done

    By Jason Ziedenberg, Research and Policy Director, Justice Policy Institute

    ".. the Campaign for Youth Justice celebrates its ten year anniversary, our collective work to end the practice of prosecuting, sentencing, and incarcerating youth under the age of 18 in the adult criminal justice system is by no means finished."

  • Check Out Our New Whiteboard Video

    Check Out Our New Whiteboard Video

    ICYMI:  Check out our latest video about how you can get involved to protect youth from the dangers of adult jails and prisons.

  • Reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future.

    Reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future.

    As the Campaign for Youth Justice commemorates 10 years of advocating on behalf of youth, we are also reflective of our tenure at the Campaign.  Ten years ago we started from scratch, with not even an office to call home, but one thing has remained the same: we continue to be guided by urgency.

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  • October is Youth Justice Action Month!

    October is Youth Justice Action Month!

    Youth Justice Action Month is coming! Get ready for a whole month of events and actions to get closer to ending the practice of trying, sentencing and incarcerating youth as adults! 

    WHEN: October 2016

    WHERE: Nationwide

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Zero Tolerance: How States Comply with PREA’s Youthful Inmate Standard

zerotolerancecoverThis report explores how states house youth under 18 in prisons in the new age of PREA compliance and enforcement. Furthermore, this report highlights national trends in juvenile arrests, crimes, and incarceration of children in the adult system.

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