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  • Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Day 2019: A Call to Action

    Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Day 2019: A Call to Action

    On Monday, the country will honor one of our most celebrated civil rights champions, the Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. King embraced non-violence as his tool for social change. So, as we approach a federal holiday that recognizes the tremendous legacy of Dr. King, we encourage all of you, in honor of his name, to make it a day-on, not a day off. 

  • National Mentoring Month

    National Mentoring Month

    January is National Mentoring Month (NMM) and allows us to focus on how we can all work together to increase the number of mentors to make sure young people in our communities have dependable people to look up to and follow in their footsteps. Check out our latest blog on how NMM celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives.

  • 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.

  • 2018 Campaign For Youth Justice Federal Update

    2018 Campaign For Youth Justice Federal Update

    As 2018 comes to a close, CFYJ has been reflecting on what a great year it’s been for young people across the country. While there have been a lot of victories on the state level, it has been a surprisingly good year for reform at the federal level as well. Check out our summary of what Congress and the federal government has been up to this past year:

  • Human Rights Day – A Look Back at a Not Very Good Year

    Human Rights Day – A Look Back at a Not Very Good Year

    December 10 marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the foundational document of the post-World War II human rights system. Coming in December, it represents a chance to reflect on how human rights were respected (or not) during the course of the year.

  • Congress Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Federal Juvenile Justice Law

    Congress Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Federal Juvenile Justice Law

    In final days of the 115th Congress, lawmakers reauthorize the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act, updating key provisions that strengthen protections for justice- involved youth and improve public safety.

  • Guest Blog: ESSA and the Dirty A-Word

    Guest Blog: ESSA and the Dirty A-Word

    Jenna Tomasello from the American Youth Policy Forum discusses the dirty word of today’s education reform, "accountability", and how the Every Student Succeeds Act is giving states a new opportunity to improve education and workforce outcomes for youth in juvenile justice facilities.  

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Is it Enough: Implementation of PREA’s Youthful Inmate Standard

Issue Brief 436d4f0c934a75d6756d2d6699f9c298This report is in recognition of the 15th Anniversary of the Prison Rape
Elimination Act (PREA). PREA is a federal law enacted to address the
problem of sexual assault and rape in U.S. detention centers, jails,
lock ups, and prisons.

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