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2014


Reforms Needed to Improve Youth Outcomes in DC; New report examines impact of "direct file" statute on youth, public safety
(May 2014)
Click here for full report.

CFYJ Submits Testimony to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Solitary Confinement (February 2014)

2013

CFYJ Releases New Report - State Trends: Legislative Victories from 2011-2013 Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System (October 2013)

2012

Jonathan’s Law Unanimously Clears Legislative Hurdle in Missouri

Thousands to Participate in National Youth Justice Awareness Month Activities throughout the Country - October 2012

U.S. Department of Justice Issues New Regulations Protecting Children in Adult Jails and Prisons from Sexual Abuse - May 2012

DOJ Press Release on PREA Regulations - May 2012

Presidential Memorandum -- Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act - May 2012

Hickenlooper signs 'direct file' into law that limits charging juveniles as adults - April 2012

Campaign for Youth Justice launches blog - March 2012

 

2011

Holiday Book Drive raises money for books for youth in D.C.'s adult criminal justice system - December 2011

Former Youth Offender and Experts Testify to the Department of Justice's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence - November 2011

New National Poll Shows Strong Public Support for Rehabilitation and Treatment of Youth Over Incarceration - October 2011
Click here to read the press release

No Need To Be Frightened: October in National Youth Justice Awareness Month. Events held around the country to bring awareness about youth prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system - October 2011
For a list of all the Y-JAM events, visit the State By State Events Page.

Grace Warren, Co-Director of the National Parent Caucus, with Attorney General Eric Holder at the Federal Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice Meeting July 21, 2011  - July 2011

One-minute audio clip from parents, families and formerly incarcerated youth to the Federal Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice - July 2011

New Report Analyzes 15 Years of Measure 11 Data and Questions Current Policy of Trying Kids as Adults in Oregon - July 2011

Parents and Youth Speak Out on the Importance of Removing Youth from Adult Jails and Prisons to Keep Our Kids Safe - June 2011

Legislation Passes in Oregon to lessen the incarceration of youth in adult jails - May 2011

More than 1,300 individuals and organizations sign on to letter to DOJ - April 2011

 

New York Times editorial features State Trends Report - April 2011

 

USA Today features State Trends Report - March 2011

 

Trying Kids as Adults: Policies are Changing
New Report Shows Trend of Nearly Half the States Changing or Considering Change
-CFYJ Press Release - March 2011

 

National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition Releases Top Priorities for the Obama Administration and the 112th Congress (Press Release) - February 2011

 

National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition's Top Priorities for the Obama Administration - February 2011

 

National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition's Top Priorities for the 112th Congress - February 2011

 

The National Campaign for Youth Justice 5K Walk/Run Month held events in five states to promote youth justice - October 2010

 

Jackson mother fights for juvenile justice- September 2010


Jackson woman starts own juvenile justice campaign, will have Tuesday kick-off- September 2010

 

Juvenile justice group launches reform efforts- September 2010


Mom, wrongly convicted man joins forces in justice campaign- September 2010

 

Happy Father's Day by Mr. Johnson - June 2010


Children advocates send response to the Department of Justice regarding the PREA standards, titled Preventing the Sexual Abuse of Youth in Correctional Settings.
PREA response press release - May 2010

Juvenile Justice Matters featured Rep. George Miller of CA to discuss JJDPA reauthorization - May 2010