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  • A Message From CFYJ CEO Marcy Mistrett

    A Message From CFYJ CEO Marcy Mistrett

    Please read this very important message from Campaign for Youth Justice CEO, Marcy Mistrett on what's next for CFYJ.

  • The Struggle to Get Youth Out of Incarceration As COVID-19 Spreads

    The Struggle to Get Youth Out of Incarceration As COVID-19 Spreads

    COVID-19 is moving into prisons, jails, and detention centers more quickly than the criminal legal system can (or will) respond. While most of those incarcerated are adults, there are thousands of children at risk in these dangerous facilities. The solution is to let as many children out as possible while ensuring their safety. Check out our blog by CFYJ State Campaigns Director, Brian Evans. 

  • Use Your Voice and Vote Youth Justice

    Use Your Voice and Vote Youth Justice

    Many have risked their lives to fight for our fundamental voting rights, there continue to be restrictions on who is able to exercise their right to vote. Read our latest blog from CFYJ Communications fellow,  Madeleine Susi on how we can best honor those who not only shaped the future of our nation but gave us the tools and rights to do the same.

  • Youth Justice Community calls for Swift Action to Remove Youth from Secure Custody during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Youth Justice Community calls for Swift Action to Remove Youth from Secure Custody during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Youth justice advocates called on governors, federal government, local legislators, and juvenile justice department leaders to remove children from secure custody and reunite them with family during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the latest update from CFYJ CEO Marcy Mistrett.

  • Campaign for Youth Justice Update During the COVID-19 Crisis

    Campaign for Youth Justice Update During the COVID-19 Crisis

    The Campaign for Youth Justice is taking full precautionary measures in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read our full update here. 

  • It’s Not All Bad. Really …

    It’s Not All Bad. Really …

    Check out our latest blog by CFYJ State Campaigns Director, Brian Evans on three state legislatures – in Utah, Virginia, and Washington that  have passed good transfer reform bills just this week.

  • New Address Alert: The Campaign for Youth Justice is Moving.

    New Address Alert: The Campaign for Youth Justice is Moving.

    The Campaign for Youth Justice is moving! Get the details of our new office address here.

  • Weekly Legislative Roundup

    Weekly Legislative Roundup

    CFYJ would like to introduce our Weekly Legislative Update. The update provides a look at the most recent legislation that has been introduced in states across the country concerning youth prosecuted as adults.

Latest Report

Raise The Floor: Increasing the Minimum Age of Prosecution of Youth as Adults

State legislatures across the country are passing laws to “raise the floor” by raising the minimum age at which a child could be prosecuted as an adult, according to a new brief by the Campaign for Youth Justice, Raise The Floor: Increasing the Minimum Age of Prosecution of Youth as Adults.

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