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  • Get ready for YJAM 2017!

    Get ready for YJAM 2017!

    Save the date! Youth Justice Action Month is coming in October 2017. During this month, YJAM will focus on the arts and the infinite variety of creative ways artistic expression can inspire action.

  • A Commitment Worthy of Pride: End the Criminalization of LGBTQ Youth

    A Commitment Worthy of Pride: End the Criminalization of LGBTQ Youth

    Pride Month is an opportunity to commemorate the history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement and celebrate the milestones of social and political progress. It is also an opportunity to acknowledge LGBTQ people who have not benefited from these gains, and commit to ending their oppression.

  • Campaign for Youth Justice Partners with Flikshop to Give Incarcerated Dads Extra Love this Father’s Day

    Campaign for Youth Justice Partners with Flikshop to Give Incarcerated Dads Extra Love this Father’s Day

    The Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) has partnered with Flikshop, a mobile app that connects families with their incarcerated loved ones via personalized postcards. The two organizations have joined forces to help incarcerated fathers receive mail from their children this Father's Day season.

  • Congratulations to New York on Raising The Age!

    Congratulations to New York on Raising The Age!

    The Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) welcomes the news that legislation to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18 has been passed as part of NY’s Executive Budget. Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Heastie, and Senate Majority Leader Flanagan, worked extended hours to ensure that raise the age passed as part of the Executive Budget.

  • Remembering Kalief Browder: The State of Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons Two-Years After Kalief Browder’s Death

    Remembering Kalief Browder: The State of Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons Two-Years After Kalief Browder’s Death

    Today, June 6, 2017, marks the two-year anniversary of the devastating loss of Kalief Browder.   Kalief was a twenty-two year old whose traumatic and deeply unjust contact with the adult criminal justice system when he was only 16-years old changed the course of his life forever.   

  • New report: Raising the Age: A policy to cut costs and crime while keeping youth and communities safe

    New report: Raising the Age: A policy to cut costs and crime while keeping youth and communities safe

    A new report shows that over the past decade, half of the states that had previously excluded all 16- and/or 17-year-olds from juvenile court based solely on their age absorbed these young people into the youth justice system without significantly increasing taxpayer costs, and the number of youth in the adult system nationwide was nearly cut in half.

  • Get the facts, get involved and act for youth justice!

    Get the facts, get involved and act for youth justice!

    Every year in this country, as many as 200,000 youth are put into the adult criminal justice system, most of them for nonviolent offenses. In 22 states and the District of Columbia, children as young as SEVEN can be prosecuted as adults. Each year 95,000 youth are held in adult jails and prisons.

  • Check Out Our Whiteboard Video

    Check Out Our Whiteboard Video

    ICYMI:  Check out our latest video about how you can get involved to protect youth from the dangers of adult jails and prisons.

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Zero Tolerance: How States Comply with PREA’s Youthful Inmate Standard

zerotolerancecoverThis report explores how states house youth under 18 in prisons in the new age of PREA compliance and enforcement. Furthermore, this report highlights national trends in juvenile arrests, crimes, and incarceration of children in the adult system.

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