Organizational Partners
Advisory Council

Organizational Partners
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Become a Partner

The Campaign for Youth Justice partners with national, state and local organizations throughout the country. To sign up as a partner, please fill out this form and email it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


State Partners:



Alabama Youth Justice Coalition


Children's Action Alliance


Pendulum Foundation

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar

Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition

Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance

Washington, D.C.

DC Lawyers for Youth (DCLY)


Delaware Collaboration for Youth


Justice 4 Kids


Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic, Emory University


Tribal Justice Programs


Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative


Indiana Juvenile Justice Task Force, Inc.


Central Juvenile Defender Center, Children's Law Center


Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children


Juvenile Justice Clinic, University of Maine School of Law

Just Kids Partnership

Community Law in Action, Inc. (CLIA)
Citizens for Juvenile Justice


Michigan Collaborative for Juvenile Justice Reform

Association for Children's Mental Health (ACMH)



North Carolina

Action for Children North Carolina


Voices for Children Nebraska

New Jersey

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey

New York

Correctional Association of New York


Children's Law Center
Juvenile Justice Coalition

Voices for Children of Greater Cleveland


Oklahoma CURE


Partnership for Safety and Justice




Mental Heath Association in PA - PA Collaboration for Youth

South Dakota

Parents Who Care Coalition


Southwest Key Program


Office of the Juvenile Defender


Just Children

Virginia Juvenile Justice Association

Families and Allies of Virginia's Youth (FAVY)

Wisconsin Council on Children & Families


Advisory Council
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The Advisory Council’s role is focused on the Campaign’s program, strategy, and advocacy activities. The Advisory Council is made up of leading researchers and experts on juvenile transfer, and provides a forum to share new findings in areas of interest. The Advisory Council provides an opportunity for continuing counsel to CFYJ staff on overall program directions, strategies, and plans.

Neelum Arya
Professor of Law
Barry University

Abigail A. Baird, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Vassar College

Tshaka Barrows
Deputy Director
Community Justice Network for Youth (CJNY)
The W. Haywood Burns Institute

Sheila Bedi
Deputy Legal Director
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Mr. Shay Bilchik
Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and Systems Integration
Georgetown University

Donna M. Bishop, Ph.D.
College of Criminal Justice
Northeastern University

Jeffrey A. Butts, Ph.D.
CRJ Research and Evaluation Center
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Frankie Cervantes
Media Consultant

Todd R. Clear, Ph.D.
Rutgers University

Jeffrey Fagan, Ph.D.
Professor of Law & Public Health
Columbia University Law School

David Fassler, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Barry Feld
Centennial Professor of Law
University of Minnesota Law School

Mr. James Finckenauer
Professor II, School of Criminal Justice
Rutgers University

Mr. Richard W. Friedman
Senior Policy Advisor
Campaign for Youth Justice

Marcia Rincon-Gallardo
JDAI/DMC Coordinator
The W. Haywood Burns Institute

Michael Guilfoyle
Executive Director
Tribal Justice Programs

Ms. Kristin Henning
Associate Professor of Law
Deputy Director, Juvenile Justice Clinic
Georgetown University Law Center

Ms. Nancy Gannon Hornberger
Executive Director
Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Aaron Kupchik, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Delaware, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Dr. Barry Krisberg
Distinguished Senior Fellow and Lecturer in Residence
Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Thomas E. Lengyel, MSW, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Research and Evaluation
American Humane Association

Mary W. Lindahl, Ph.D.
Chair, Dept of Forensic Psychology
Marymount University

Danielle Lipow
Co-Director, Southern Juvenile Defender Center
Alabama Youth Justice Coalition

Mr. Ned Loughran
Executive Director
Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators

Racquel Mariscal
Initiative Management Team
Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)

Alex Piquero, Ph.D.
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Maryland

Pili J. Robinson, M. Ed, LPC
Director of Consulting Services
Missouri Youth Services Institute (MYSI)

The Honorable H. Ted Rubin
Juvenile & Family Courts & Justice Systems

Marc Schindler
Venture Philanthropy Partners

Mr. Robert G. Schwartz, JD
Executive Director
Juvenile Law Center

Mr. Mark Soler, JD
Executive Director
Center for Children’s Law & Policy

Mr. Mark D. Steward
Missouri Youth Services Institute

Dr. Bruce Stout
Associate Professor
The College of New Jersey

Patrick H. Tolan, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Positive Youth Development
University of Virginia

Francisco Villarruel, Ph.D.
Professor of Family & Child Ecology
Michigan State University

Gina M. Vincent, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Gail A. Wasserman, Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychology
Division of Child Psychiatry
Columbia University

Jennifer Woolard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Georgetown University

Mr. Franklin E. Zimring, JD
Professor of Law
Boalt Hall School of Law
University of California, Berkeley