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  • Every Child Deserves a Family

    Every Child Deserves a Family

    May is Foster Care Awareness Month, a time to recognize that we can each play a part in supporting the lives of the 437,000 children and youth in foster care each year, 57,000 of whom are placed in congregate care.  

  • New CFYJ Podcast: A Conversation with Vicki Reed On "The Car Thief"

    New CFYJ Podcast: A Conversation with Vicki Reed On "The Car Thief"

    Want a novel about Juvenile Justice written by someone who knows the system? Vicki Reed’s new book shines a light on the good, bad, and ugly in an entertaining way. She recently released her debut novel, The Car Thief, which follows a young teen through the child welfare and criminal justice systems. Join our latest episode of our podcast as we discuss her new book.

  • 2020: Good Bills, Insufficient COVID-19 Response

    2020: Good Bills, Insufficient COVID-19 Response

    The COVID-19 pandemic, among many other things, cut state legislative sessions short, and naturally shifted attention away from policy and towards emergency responses, which have been slow and woefully inadequate compared to the scale of the crisis. Check out our latest blog by CFYJ State Campaigns Director Brian Evans.

  • 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. 

  • New Address Alert: The Campaign for Youth Justice is Moving.

    New Address Alert: The Campaign for Youth Justice is Moving.

    The Campaign for Youth Justice is moving! Get the details of our new office address here.

  • Weekly Legislative Roundup

    Weekly Legislative Roundup

    CFYJ would like to introduce our Weekly Legislative Update. The update provides a look at the most recent legislation that has been introduced in states across the country concerning youth prosecuted as adults.

Latest Report

Raise The Floor: Increasing the Minimum Age of Prosecution of Youth as Adults

State legislatures across the country are passing laws to “raise the floor” by raising the minimum age at which a child could be prosecuted as an adult, according to a new brief by the Campaign for Youth Justice, Raise The Floor: Increasing the Minimum Age of Prosecution of Youth as Adults.

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