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  • Justice Through a New Lens

    Justice Through a New Lens

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what about when a picture leaves you speechless? This week, American University hosted Richard Ross’ photo Exhibit “Justice through a New Lens: Reframing Youth Incarceration through Art.”

  • The Silent Epidemic: Cognitive-Communicative Disorders & Justice-System Involvement of Youth

    The Silent Epidemic: Cognitive-Communicative Disorders & Justice-System Involvement of Youth

    Every year over 75,000 youth under 18 are prosecuted as adults in the criminal justice system.  Although judicial waiver is used in less than 5% of all cases when youth are tried as adults, this data is collected routinely at the federal level, making it easiest to track.

  • 2019 Legislation on Youth Prosecuted As Adults in the States

    2019 Legislation on Youth Prosecuted As Adults in the States

    We have made it through the first month of 2019, and most state legislative sessions are now in full swing. As of January 31, and as in years past, proposals relating to youth prosecuted as adults are mostly, though by no means entirely, positive.

  • The Road Ahead for Youth Justice Reform

    The Road Ahead for Youth Justice Reform

    After the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, Speaker Pelosi extended an invitation to  President Donald Trump to deliver his second State of the Union Address on February 5. 

  • Black History Month: A Time to Reflect on Black How Young Black Boys Are Treated in the Criminal Justice System

    Black History Month: A Time to Reflect on Black How Young Black Boys Are Treated in the Criminal Justice System

    As January ends and we head into February, it’s time to celebrate Black History Month. Black History Month is a time to celebrate and remember all the ways that African Americans have contributed to our history and culture. 

  • Weekly Legislative Roundup

    Weekly Legislative Roundup

    CFYJ would like to introduce our Weekly Legislative Update. The update provides a look at the most recent legislation that has been introduced in states across the country concerning youth prosecuted as adults.

  • Uncovering the Continuum of Care for Youth Charged as Adults

    Uncovering the Continuum of Care for Youth Charged as Adults

    CFYJ has been undertaking a year-long effort to determine what currently happens to youth charged as adults, and what a continuum of services that would truly support these young people and their communities would look like. Check out our latest blog by CFYJ CEO Marcy Mistrett on uncovering the continuum of care for youth charged as adults.

  • Congress Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Federal Juvenile Justice Law

    Congress Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Federal Juvenile Justice Law

    In final days of the 115th Congress, lawmakers reauthorize the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act, updating key provisions that strengthen protections for justice- involved youth and improve public safety.

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Is it Enough: Implementation of PREA’s Youthful Inmate Standard

Issue Brief 436d4f0c934a75d6756d2d6699f9c298This report is in recognition of the 15th Anniversary of the Prison Rape
Elimination Act (PREA). PREA is a federal law enacted to address the
problem of sexual assault and rape in U.S. detention centers, jails,
lock ups, and prisons.

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