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  • Vote Local: #VoteYouthJustice

    Vote Local: #VoteYouthJustice

    Justice is local and voting matters. The health of a democracy rests on the ability and interest of its citizens to vote. Yet, the U.S. history on voting rights is spotty. CFYJ joins the many other national organizations and movements in calling for our local communities to come out and VOTE in local elections; because voting for youth justice matters.  

     
  • You Have Shown Your Love for Children

    You Have Shown Your Love for Children

    We joined the Act-4-JJ coalition on Valentine's Day to encourage lawmakers to pass the JJDPA. Find out how you can get involved!

  • MD Legislators are Being Asked to Vote to Condemn More Children to Adult Prison, When Real Focus Should Be on Police Officers to Reduce Crime

    MD Legislators are Being Asked to Vote to Condemn More Children to Adult Prison, When Real Focus Should Be on Police Officers to Reduce Crime

    Backward-looking legislation proposed in the Maryland legislature may condemn more of the state's youth to adult prisons. 

  • The Prosecution of Black Youth as Adults

    The Prosecution of Black Youth as Adults

    At the start of Black History Month, CFYJ's Jeree Thomas reflects on the black heroes who have paved the way for civil rights—and looks at the racial disparities in our juvenile justice system disproportionately affecting black youth. 

  • The State of Youth Justice

    The State of Youth Justice

    Ahead of President Trump's first State of the Union address, CFYJ's Rachel Marshall reflects on the state of juvenile justice in the past year.

  • Major Updates on State-Level Legislation

    Major Updates on State-Level Legislation

    As the 2018 legislative sessions kick off, an update on the progress of youth justice reform in key states across the country. 

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  • Free Movement Conference

    March 23-25, 2018

    Wilminfgton, NC

    Free Movement brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to build a vibrant movement for social and economic justice in the South

    Learn more here. 

     

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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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