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  • U. S. Senate Approves Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Federal Juvenile Justice Law

    U. S. Senate Approves Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Federal Juvenile Justice Law

    S860 would reauthorize and strengthen the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) to support state efforts to improve their juvenile justice systems, protect kids, and build safer communities.

  • New York and North Carolina Are The Last States To Raise The Age of which Children can be Funneled Through their Adult Jails and Prisons

    New York and North Carolina Are The Last States To Raise The Age of which Children can be Funneled Through their Adult Jails and Prisons

    2017 marks a historical milestone in the United States’ juvenile justice system.    After decades of advocacy, New York and North Carolina both passed legislation to raise their age of juvenile court jurisdiction to 18.

  • Get the facts, get involved and act for youth justice!

    Get the facts, get involved and act for youth justice!

    Every year in this country, as many as 200,000 youth are put into the adult criminal justice system, most of them for nonviolent offenses. In 22 states and the District of Columbia, children as young as SEVEN can be prosecuted as adults. Each year 95,000 youth are held in adult jails and prisons.

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    Check Out Our 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.

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Raising the Bar: State Trends in Keeping Youth Out of Adult Courts, 2015-17

zerotolerancecoverThis report is the fourth edition of our State Trends Report in which we take a look at states that have blocked pathways of children into the adult criminal justice system.

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