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  • MLK’s Dream – Half a Century Later, Bending Our Democracy Towards Justice

    MLK’s Dream – Half a Century Later, Bending Our Democracy Towards Justice

    To commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, CFYJ CEO Marcy Mistrett reflects on the issues and opportunities that advocates and youth face in tackling juvenile justice reform.

  • Youth Justice in Alabama: Positive Steps

    Youth Justice in Alabama: Positive Steps

    As Alabama's governor releases a statement concerning recommendations about the state's Juvenile Justice Task Force, CFYJ's Brian Evans looks at the positive steps taken to ensure youth justice in the state. 

  • Embracing the Rights of the Child: The US must Prioritize and Ratify

    Embracing the Rights of the Child: The US must Prioritize and Ratify

    It's Human Rights Day, and per the Convention of the Rights of the Child, the U.S. is falling short in protecting our most vulnerable citizens, youth in adult jails and prisons.

  • Study Details Benefits to Missouri of “Raise the Age”

    Study Details Benefits to Missouri of “Raise the Age”

    A new Missouri study concludes that there are significant savings to be achieved by raising the age to 18.

  • Northern Ireland: A Human Rights Approach to Youth Crime

    Northern Ireland: A Human Rights Approach to Youth Crime

    The U.S. could learn a lot from our friends in Northern Ireland, a country that went from practices that included scheduled beatings and the expulsion of a child’s entire family from his or her community, to a model that uses incarceration as a last resort.

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Raising the Bar: State Trends in Keeping Youth Out of Adult Courts, 2015-17

zerotolerancecoverThis report is the fourth edition of our State Trends Report in which we take a look at states that have blocked pathways of children into the adult criminal justice system.

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