In the Family Resource Center, you will find helpful information about how to navigate the criminal justice system and how to start a campaign to get your voice heard. You will also find a parent outreach video to engage others, and information about how to contact your local parent groups and local campaigns that are happening in your state.
Click here for a full resource booklet with a geographically diverse listing of resources ranging from legal assistance to family organizations to housing and employment contacts.
The Alliance for Youth Justice is a group of families and allies from all across the country that have come together to advocate, share information and guide policy reform efforts to reform the systems of injustice that have abused, neglected and blamed families for society’s failures. We know that together, we can empower ourselves and each other and reform systems that seek to destroy our children, families and our communities.
We believe that all children are valuable and therefore should be given the best we can offer. We believe that we are stronger together and can make a difference if we stand as one in solidarity on a collective set of principles. We believe that children should be provided community- and evidence-based services and that funding should be diverted from expensive and ineffective prisons, detention centers and lock-ups to the kind of programs and services that meet high-quality standards and allow children to thrive.
In partnership with families and youth, the Campaign for Youth Justice shares its expertise in through technical assistance and guidance. The Campaign believes that the family and youth experience is central to achieving significant change, so the Campaign supports movement building by providing educational materials, campaign tools and opportunities for skill development to families and youth. The Campaign seeks to build a larger movement of reformists and family experts on youth justice issues.
The Alliance for Youth Justice hosts monthly calls among parents, families and allies to share information about youth in the adult system and the reform efforts. Our monthly call is by phone, the first Thursday of each month. Families will also have access to the latest news and developments pertaining to best practices within youth justice and updates on other grassroots efforts for reform.
For more information about the AYJ monthly calls and to have your name added to our growing list, please contact Shanta’ Gray at
or by phone at (202) 558-3580.
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