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  • Part II: Committed to the Fight for Justice: CFYJ’s Journey to Montgomery and Selma

    Part II: Committed to the Fight for Justice: CFYJ’s Journey to Montgomery and Selma

    During CFYJ’s recent trip to Selma and walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and recounted the horrific events of 1965's #BloodySunday. Selma was a strengthening reminder that the fight is not over. There are still many steps to be taken to protect the rights of marginalized groups. Check out part 2 of this 2 part series by CFYJ's Rachel Kenderdine.

  • CLIA’s Just Kids Campaign and Changing Public Views on Incarcerated Youth

    CLIA’s Just Kids Campaign and Changing Public Views on Incarcerated Youth

    Community Law in Action's Just Kids Campaign was formed in 2010 as an advocacy group made up of youth and adult partners who are devoted to ending the automatic prosecution of youth as adults in Maryland. Find out more about some of the great work they are doing.

  • Part I: Committed to the Fight for Justice: CFYJ’s Journey to Montgomery and Selma

    Part I: Committed to the Fight for Justice: CFYJ’s Journey to Montgomery and Selma

    When the Equal Justice Initiative’s new Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened in April, CFYJ staff knew it was imperative to make a trip to Montgomery, Ala. to visit these powerful landmarks. Check out part 1 of this 2 part series about this journey.

  • Primary Election Day in Missouri: VoteYouthJustice

    Primary Election Day in Missouri: VoteYouthJustice

    Today is Primary Election Day in Missouri. Check out our latest blog from CFYJ Jr. Board Member, Michael Dammerich on why it's important to #VoteYouthJustice!

  • Am I Going to Die in Prison?

    Am I Going to Die in Prison?

    In a guest blog post, Jamal Lewis of the New Jersey Parents' Caucus describes his personal experiences as a youth in adult prison and the importance of keeping young people out of adult facilities.

  • Free Your Mind with Free Minds: A CFYJ Summer Speaker Series Event

    Free Your Mind with Free Minds: A CFYJ Summer Speaker Series Event

    CFYJ Fellow Jasmine Awad reflects on the first event in our Summer Speaker Series featuring poets and youth leaders from Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop.

  • Wisconsin’s Next Governor: A Youth Justice Champion?

    Wisconsin’s Next Governor: A Youth Justice Champion?

    In the latest installment of our #VoteYouthJustice series, CFYJ spokesperson Michelle Hannemann discusses the high stakes in Wisconsin's upcoming gubernatorial election.

  • Racial Wealth Gap to Racial Equity in Youth Justice

    Racial Wealth Gap to Racial Equity in Youth Justice

    CFYJ fellow Benedict Roemer assesses the intersections of race, wealth, and youth incarceration in a new post for our blog. 

  • Families Belong Together: The U.S. Has a Long History of Removing Children From Families

    Families Belong Together: The U.S. Has a Long History of Removing Children From Families

    Our nation's long history of separating children and babies from their families continues at the U.S.-Mexico border today, writes CFYJ's Rachel Marshall in a new blog post.

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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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