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  • Legislative Victories 2019:  Successful Bills Impacting Youth Prosecuted as Adults

    Legislative Victories 2019: Successful Bills Impacting Youth Prosecuted as Adults

    In 2019, legislators across the country introduced over two hundred bills impacting youth prosecuted as adults. The Campaign for Youth Justice started tracking and publishing these bills in weekly updates archived here.

  • What Does Safety in School Really Look Like?

    What Does Safety in School Really Look Like?

    On Thursday, July 25, 2019, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held a hearing titled “Examining State and Federal Recommendations for Enhancing School Safety Against Targeted Violence.” Take a look at our blog here that dives deeper into this discussion. 

  • What about our girls in the system?

    What about our girls in the system?

    On July 16th, 2019, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing to discuss women and girls in the criminal justice system. When discussing prison reform, the topic is usually centered around the experiences of  men. Unfortunately, we rarely hear from the women and girls who are incarcerated.

  • Check out CFYJ's Summer Reading List!

    Check out CFYJ's Summer Reading List!

    In time for summer reading, The Campaign for Youth Justice is proud to present its Summer Reading list.

    Help support authors committed to writing about and raising awareness about ending the practice of prosecuting, sentencing, and incarcerating youth under the age of 18 in the adult criminal justice system.

  • 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.

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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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