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  • CFYJ 2020 Summer Reading List

    CFYJ 2020 Summer Reading List

    The team at the Campaign for Youth Justice has compiled a list of 13 books that will expand your knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, Juvenile Justice, and the Black experience in America. Happy reading!

  • Just Billy

    Just Billy

    Being incarcerated at the age of sixteen has many inherent nightmarish realities of its own. Also being a gay youth struggling with self-identity issues made it a living nightmare that I often felt would crush me.

  • The Child Not the Charge: Transfer Laws are Not Advancing Public Safety

    The Child Not the Charge: Transfer Laws are Not Advancing Public Safety

    A new report from the Campaign for Youth Justice and the Justice Policy Institute explores how transfer laws have failed our youth by worsening racial disparities, subjecting youth to the harmful conditions of confinement, and contributing to recidivism.

  • Juneteenth 2020: A Day On To Address Systemic Racism

    Juneteenth 2020: A Day On To Address Systemic Racism

    Today is the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, which commemorates the effective end of slavery in the U.S. In 1865, nearly two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, federal troops arrived in Texas and told enslaved people that they were finally actually free.

  • New CFYJ Podcast: A Conversation w/ Quamir Hodges and Kathy Wright on "The Life I've Lived"

    New CFYJ Podcast: A Conversation w/ Quamir Hodges and Kathy Wright on "The Life I've Lived"

    Quamir Hodges is author of the new book, “The Life I’ve Lived” in which he shares his deeply personal story about his life and his experiences while being incarcerated. We were also joined by Kathy Wright, Executive Director of the New Jersey Parents Caucus. 

  • Adultification of Children, Racism and Police

    Adultification of Children, Racism and Police

    This week, communities across the country are taking action against the brutal deaths of black men and women by law enforcement.  The Campaign for Youth Justice stands in solidarity with the calls to end these brutal killings, dismantle the structures that uphold racism, and redefine our country’s values based on justice, fairness, and love.

  • A Message From CFYJ CEO Marcy Mistrett

    A Message From CFYJ CEO Marcy Mistrett

    Please read this very important message from Campaign for Youth Justice CEO, Marcy Mistrett on what's next for CFYJ.

  • Youth Justice Community calls for Swift Action to Remove Youth from Secure Custody during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Youth Justice Community calls for Swift Action to Remove Youth from Secure Custody during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Youth justice advocates called on governors, federal government, local legislators, and juvenile justice department leaders to remove children from secure custody and reunite them with family during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the latest update from CFYJ CEO Marcy Mistrett.

  • Campaign for Youth Justice Update During the COVID-19 Crisis

    Campaign for Youth Justice Update During the COVID-19 Crisis

    The Campaign for Youth Justice is taking full precautionary measures in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read our full update here. 

  • 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.

Latest Report

Raise The Floor: Increasing the Minimum Age of Prosecution of Youth as Adults

State legislatures across the country are passing laws to “raise the floor” by raising the minimum age at which a child could be prosecuted as an adult, according to a new brief by the Campaign for Youth Justice, Raise The Floor: Increasing the Minimum Age of Prosecution of Youth as Adults.

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