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  • Giving Young People the Second Chance They Deserve

    Giving Young People the Second Chance They Deserve

    April is Second Chance Month, and CFYJ is reflecting on ways we can ensure young people who serve time in the adult system are given the second chance at life they deserve. 

  • Justice for All

    Justice for All

    From the federal level to state legislatures across the country, criminal justice reform measures are a hot topic of conversation and proposed legislation. What is often lost in those conversations are the views and voices of victims.

  • Our Drum Major for Justice Beats On Through His Legacy

    Our Drum Major for Justice Beats On Through His Legacy

    On the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, CFYJ looks at where we've come in our pursuit justiceand what work is left to do.

  • Justice, Fairness, and Power: Why District Attorney Races Matter on Ballots in 2018

    Justice, Fairness, and Power: Why District Attorney Races Matter on Ballots in 2018

    Eighty-five percent of district attorneys run unopposed. CFYJ talks about why these elections matter to ensure the fair prosecution and sentencing of youth caught up in the justice system. 

  • March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Youth and the Disability-to-Prison Pipeline

    March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Youth and the Disability-to-Prison Pipeline

    March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and CFYJ's Aprill Turner is reflecting on the ways youth with developmental disabilities are disproportionately funneled into our nation's justice system. 

  • Youth Art Month: Empowering Youth Advocacy Through Creativity

    Youth Art Month: Empowering Youth Advocacy Through Creativity

    March is Youth Art Month, and we asked young people with the Carolina Youth Action Project to channel their creativity around the issue of youth incarceration.

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  • Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2018

    April 20-23, 2018

    Arlington, VA

    Ecumenical Advocacy Days is a movement of the ecumenical Christian community, and its recognized partners and allies, grounded in biblical witness and our shared traditions of justice, peace and the integrity of creation.

    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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