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  • Girls of Color and the Criminalization of Trafficking Survivors

    Girls of Color and the Criminalization of Trafficking Survivors

    This Youth Justice Action Month as families, advocates, and communities participate in acts to end racism and the over-criminalization of young people of color, it is crucial that our efforts intentionally and explicitly uplift the voices and experiences of girls touched by the juvenile justice system. Check out more in our guest blog by Cherice Hopkins Staff Attorney at Rights4Girls.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Blocking the Trump Administration

    Hispanic Heritage Month: Blocking the Trump Administration

    The Flores Settlement is critical to protecting children caught in the U.S. immigration system--and it must be preserved. Yet, as advocates of youth justice, we must not lose sight of the fact that the Flores Settlement provides a “floor” or minimum standard of care for immigrant children. Read more in our blog by CFYJ Fellow, Javier Aguilar.

  • UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: No Children in the Adult Justice System Ever

    UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: No Children in the Adult Justice System Ever

    On Oct. 8, Independent Expert Manfred Nowak presented his Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty to the United Nations General Assembly, which had requested the study five years earlier. It's recommendations provide a good roadmap for reforms countries like the U.S. should be pursuing, such as ending the prosecution of all children under age 14.
  • Remembering Joshua Samuels

    Remembering Joshua Samuels

    Last week, the movement lost a dedicated champion.  Joshua Samuels, who worked as a fellow for CFYJ last spring and this summer, passed away last week in a tragic accident. We will always remember Josh for his gentleness and for his passion and love for the next generation of young people.

  • Guest Column: Youth Justice Awareness Month- Educational Opportunities that Allow Youth Voice to be Heard

    Guest Column: Youth Justice Awareness Month- Educational Opportunities that Allow Youth Voice to be Heard

    Kat Crawford & Christina Campbell from the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings discuss how students in secure schools across America are exploring the issues that surround youth justice for Youth Justice Action Month.

  • YJAM Is Here!

    YJAM Is Here!

     October is Youth Justice Action Month. Since 2008, youth justice advocates around the country have come together to organize events and online activities to raise awareness and inspire action on behalf of young people impacted by our criminal justice system.

  • Join Us In The Fight to Implement The Prison Rape Elimination Act

    Join Us In The Fight to Implement The Prison Rape Elimination Act

    Join us. We need you to encourage your Governor to certify your state’s compliance with the the Prison Rape Elimination Act by October 15th.

  • CFYJ Presents: Peace & Hope Design Contest

    CFYJ Presents: Peace & Hope Design Contest

    As part of Youth Justice Action Month we’re asking young people & those who have been impacted by laws that sentence youth as adults to help design our annual holiday card encompassing the theme of “Peace & Justice.” There is a prize and bragging rights! 

  • Remembering Youth in Adult Jails & Prisons During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

    Remembering Youth in Adult Jails & Prisons During Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

    September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. During this month, we remember and mourn the over 47,000 Americans who commit suicide each year.  September is an opportunity to elevate important prevention strategies and support loved ones at risk of suicide. 

  • 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.

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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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