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  • CFYJ Year of Impact

    CFYJ Year of Impact

    2016 marks CFYJ’s 10th Anniversary! We are launching our “Impact Year” and as part of that we are planning a series of events, social media campaigns, blogs, and other activities to highlight voices from the field to REFLECT on how far we have come; REJOICE in the progress we’ve made; and RECOMMIT to ending the practice of trying youth as adults.

  • Collateral Consequences:  CFYJ's new report highlighting the long-term ramifications of incarcerating children as adults

    Collateral Consequences: CFYJ's new report highlighting the long-term ramifications of incarcerating children as adults

    The Campaign for Youth Justice just released Collateral Consequences, a new online report seeking to raise awareness on the long-lasting damages caused by the practice of trying, sentencing and incarcerating kids as adults.

  • LGBT youths especially vulnerable in adult jails

    LGBT youths especially vulnerable in adult jails

    The visitation room at the Alabama county jail was tiny. The beige cinderblock walls pressed in on the public defender and me as we waited for the guards to escort our 17-year-old client into the room. J.W. had already spent four months confined to an adult jail cell. He hadn’t even been tried for a crime yet. 

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

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

    CFYJ's new 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.

  • Raise the Age Bills Flourish in 2016

    Raise the Age Bills Flourish in 2016

    In five states, legislators and governors alike are calling for new action this year to allow 16- and 17-year-olds back into the juvenile justice system, where youth can receive much-needed, age-appropriate rehabilitative or educational services. In two more states, lawmakers recently proposed including young adults under 21 in the juvenile justice system.

  • Want to maximize your impact? Partner with the Campaign for Youth Justice.

    Want to maximize your impact? Partner with the Campaign for Youth Justice.

    For the past five years the Just Kids Campaign partnered with Campaign for Youth Justice to end the automatic prosecution of youth as adult in the state of Maryland.  

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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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