Campaign for Youth Justice Applauds Senators Paul and Booker for Introduction of REDEEM Act (July 2014)

Campaign for Youth Justice Names Marcy Mistrett as New Chief Executive Officer (May 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

No Excuses: A Decade and Waiting, It's Time To Implement the Prison Rape Elimination Act- National Week of Action- May 12- 16, 2014
(May 2014)

Governor Rick Perry Refuses to Protect Vulnerable Populations in Texas Jails and Prisons (April 2014)

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

The Campaign for Youth Justice Applauds Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his Support of ‘Raising the Age’ in New York State (January 2014)

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

YJAM 2013: Thousands to Participate in National Youth Justice Awareness Month Activities throughout the Country
October 2013

OJJDP Releases Report of Family Listening Sessions on Juvenile Justice
August 2013

Ten Years and Waiting: A Decade Since the Passage of the Prison Rape Elimination Act
July 2013

House CJS Subcommittee on Appropriations Approves Deep Cuts in Critical Juvenile Justice Funding
July 2013

US Department of Justice Releases Study on Sexual Victimization of Youth in Adult Jails, Prisons that is Inconsistent with Previous Findings:
Experts Call for Further Research to Address Youth Underreporting of Sexual Abuse
May 2013

NJJDPC Releases "Promoting Safe Communities" Report and Recommendations to Congress
March 2013

Jonathan’s Law Unanimously Clears Legislative Hurdle in Missouri
February 2013

Campaign for Youth Justice Congratulates Bob Listenbee on Appointment as Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
February 2013

U.S. Attorney General's Task Force Recommends Against Trying Youth As Adults
December 2012

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

Youth Avoid Adult Prison, Go Straight to Juvenile Lock-Up
December 2011

No Need To Be Frightened: October is National Youth Justice Awareness Month
October 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 Children from Adult Jails and Prisons to Keep Our Kids Safe
June 2011

Call on Administration to Halt Placing Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons
April 2011

Advocates Urge the Nevada Assembly to Pass AB 272
April 2011

Trying Kids As Adults: Policies Are Changing
March 2011

New Juvenile Justice Policies Can Make Arizona Safer
November 2010

CFYJ's Grace Bauer Testifies for Action in Congress and Justice Department to Protect Youth in Juvenile and Adult Correctional Facilities
February 2010

New Report Sheds Light on Virginia’s Flawed System for Trying Youth as Adults

November 2009

Community Leaders and Youth Present Juvenile Justice Reform Recommendations to D.C. Policy Leaders at Roundtable
November 2009

VA Crime Commission to Hold Hearing to Discuss Trying Children as Adults

JustChildren Press Release - June 25, 2009

 

Commission Investigates Status of Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons

CFYJ Press Release - June 23, 2009

 

NCLR and Campaign for Youth Justice Release New Report: America's Invisible Children: Latino Youth and the Failure of Justice

CFYJ and NCLR Press Release - May 20, 2009

Louisiana Parent Group Receives the National Organization of Distinction Award for Their Efforts in Reforming the Juvenile Justice System

CFYJ and NJJN Press Release - May 8, 2009

Michigan Advocate Receives the National Mother of Distinction Award for Efforts in Championing Change in the Juvenile Justice System

CFYJ and NJJN Press Release - May 6, 2009

Missouri Advocate Receives the National Mother of Distinction Award for Efforts in Championing Change in the Juvenile Justice System

CFYJ and NJJN Press Release - May 5, 2009

National, State, and Local Organizations Applaud Senate Judiciary Chairman and Members on Introduction of Strong Juvenile Justice Legislation

ACT4JJ Press Release - March 24, 2009

 

Experts Testify in Support of Connecticut's "Raise the Age" Implementation in 2010

CFYJ Press Release - March 4, 2009

 

New Illinois Law Offers 17 Year-Olds Charged with Misdemeanor Chance in Juvenile Court

Juvenile Justice Initiative Press Release - February 11, 2009

 

Experts Testify at D.C. Council Hearing on the Juvenile Justice Improvement Act of 2008, Which Removes Young People from D.C. Jail

CFYJ Press Release - October 20, 2008

Liz Ryan's Testimony

 

New Report Shows Little Progress in Treatment of African Americans in the Juvenile Justice System After Introduction Two Decades Ago

CFYJ Press Release - September 25, 2008

 

Risking Their Futures: Wisconsin Center for Children and Families Report on Transfer Laws

WCCF Press Release - August 20, 2008

 

U.S. Department of Justice Report Concludes that Transfer Laws Substantially Increase Recidivism

CFYJ Press Release - August 13, 2008

 

Experts Oppose Kyl Amendment to Increase Transfer of Youth to Adult Court

CFYJ Press Release - July 30, 2008

 

Campaign for Youth Justice Applauds D.C. Council’s Action to Remove Youth from D.C. Jail

CFYJ Press Release - July 15, 2008

 

Experts Recommend Removal of Youth from D.C. Jail with Release of New Study at DOC Public Roundtable

CFYJ Press Release - July 14, 2008

 

Extraordinary Mom Receives the National Mother of Distinction Award for Her Efforts in Reforming the Juvenile Justice System

CFYJ Press Release - May 9, 2008

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Breaking News

 

2012

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