Tell Us Your Story

We would like to invite your participation in the Campaign for Youth Justice Case Profiles Project. The project gathers personal stories from youth prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system as well as their parents and families, in order to understand first hand the experiences of those affected by the current system and support their recommendations for change. Case profiles are particularly integral to our awareness work in which we highlight youth, parent, and family voices in our reports, policy briefs, publications, newsletters, and the CFYJ website.

If you or a member of your family has been impacted by juvenile and criminal justice polices, please tell us your story using the toolkits below. These toolkits contain everything you need to effectively tell your story, including consent forms, writing tips and topics to address, and example stories.

Case Profile Toolkit for Parents and Family Members (PDF 100KB)

For parents and family members of youth who are currently or have previously been prosecuted or incarcerated as adults.


Case Profile Toolkit for Incarcerated or Jailed Youth (PDF 93 KB)

For youth, under age 18, who are currently being prosecuted or incarcerated as adults or for individuals who were prosecuted or incarcerated as adults when under age 18 and are either back in the community or serving sentences.