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  • New Report Documents Ongoing Progress in Ending the Prosecution of Children in Adult Courts

    New Report Documents Ongoing Progress in Ending the Prosecution of Children in Adult Courts

    “Winning the Campaign: State Trends in Fighting the Treatment of Children As Adults in the Criminal Justice System" finds that the number of children prosecuted as adults has plummeted over the past 15 years, and more laws passed and implemented over the past three years are likely to reduce those numbers further.

  • Campaigning for Youth Justice: Fifteen Years in the States

    Campaigning for Youth Justice: Fifteen Years in the States

    The Campaign for Youth Justice will be closing in December. We could not be more proud of the success we have had along the way, especially in our campaign states. Check out the first in our series of blogs by CFYJ's State Campaigns Director, Brian Evans on our 15 years of progress and why it's important to get ready to #VoteYouthJustice on National Voter Registration Day.

  • YJAM 2020: Celebrating 15 Years of the Campaign for Youth Justice

    YJAM 2020: Celebrating 15 Years of the Campaign for Youth Justice

    October is Youth Justice Action Month! Since 2008, advocates around the country have come together to organize events to raise awareness and inspire action on behalf of young people impacted by our criminal justice system. We also are celebrating 15 years of our work as we prepare to cease operations in Dec. 2020. Check out our blog by CFYJ CEO Marcy Mistrett.

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  • How You Can Act to End Racism

    How You Can Act to End Racism

    Racism is not a new phenomenon. The very founding of the United States happened on the backs of enslaved Africans, brought to this stolen-land to build the wealth of white land-owners. From slavery to the Jim Crow Era, to Mass Incarceration and police brutality, Black people in the United States have always been treated as less-than

  • Still Marching

    Still Marching

    The air felt hot, full of smoke, people were running from either tear gas being sprayed by the police, smoke bombs, or their batons. If you looked at the scene you would think it was the 60s or 70s. 100s of men in full military armor, guns loaded and pointed at a crowd full of people, a public outcry of grief, anger, and desperation for a change, for our humanity to be recognized…

  • Adultification of Children, Racism and Police

    Adultification of Children, Racism and Police

    This week, communities across the country are taking action against the brutal deaths of black men and women by law enforcement.  The Campaign for Youth Justice stands in solidarity with the calls to end these brutal killings, dismantle the structures that uphold racism, and redefine our country’s values based on justice, fairness, and love.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

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Winning the Campaign: State Trends in Fighting the Treatment of Children As Adults in the Criminal Justice System

child change screenshot“Winning the Campaign: State Trends in Fighting the Treatment of Children As Adults in the Criminal Justice System" finds that the number of children prosecuted as adults has plummeted over the past 15 years, and more laws passed and implemented over the past three years are likely to reduce those numbers further.

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