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  • The Results Are In: Did The Country #VoteYouthJustice?

    The Results Are In: Did The Country #VoteYouthJustice?

    The 2018 midterm elections have come to an end, and, while the outcomes of some races remain unknown, it is safe to say that the outcome for young people across the country was overwhelmingly positive. Check out or latest blog by CFYJ's Federal Policy Counsel Rachel Marshall.

  • YOUTH JUSTICE ACTION MONTH 2018 – A LOT OF ACTION

    YOUTH JUSTICE ACTION MONTH 2018 – A LOT OF ACTION

    With the theme #VoteYouthJustice – anticipating the election that is now less than a week away – this year’s Youth Justice Action Month featured events and activities all across the country.  Check out our YJAM review here!

  • 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.  

  • New Blog: The Negative Effect of “Hardening” Schools on Students of Color

    New Blog: The Negative Effect of “Hardening” Schools on Students of Color

    For Youth Justice Action Month, Nicole Dooley, Policy Counsel at NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and CFYJ's Rachel Marshall take a look at the effect of school safety efforts on students of color.

  • The Senate Can Decide: Are Children a Part of Thanksgiving?

    The Senate Can Decide: Are Children a Part of Thanksgiving?

    This week as families gather to break bread, give thanks, and count their blessings—there are 45,000 children locked in secure facilities across this country who will be absent from their families’ tables. 4000 of them will be in adult jails; at least one as young as the tender age of ten.

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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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