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  • Make Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day on and not off: Support the Justice for Juveniles Act

    Make Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day on and not off: Support the Justice for Juveniles Act

    In honor of  Dr. King’s birthday, and in recognition of the power of justice, we ask you to, instead of taking a day off, to make it a day of action. TAKE ACTION and support the Justice for Juveniles Act. Learn more about how to take action here.

  • 2019 State Legislation Review: Fewer Children in the Adult System

    2019 State Legislation Review: Fewer Children in the Adult System

    In 2019, states continued to push and pass positive legislation keeping children out of the adult criminal justice system. Check out our 2019 State Legislation Review by CFYJ State Campaigns Director, Brian Evans. 

  • 2019 Federal Wrap Up

    2019 Federal Wrap Up

    Check out our 2019 Federal Wrap up! As the first session of the 116th Congress comes to an end, CFYJ's Federal Policy Counsel, Rachel Marshall provides a look back at what moved on juvenile justice,  with an eye towards what we can expect in 2020.

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    States Embrace the Juvenile Justice Reform Act

    In the last few weeks of the 115th Congress, H.R. 6964, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018 (JJRA), which reauthorized the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) was finally passed. Several states have proactively introduced and passed legislation that will hopefully put them in compliance with the updated law. 

  • State and Local Elections 2019: Criminal Justice Implications

    State and Local Elections 2019: Criminal Justice Implications

    On November 5, 2019,  the United States held numerous state and local elections throughout the country, encompassing a variety of governor and prosecutor positions. According to the political report, The Appeal, approximately 500 prosecutors and sheriffs will be elected in 2019, which will be instrumental in shaping criminal justice reforms.

  • Peace & Hope Design Contest

    Peace & Hope Design Contest

    We have a winner!  The Travis Hill Students at JJIC in New Orleans, LA  won our Holiday card contest! We would like to thank the many young people who submitted artwork, as all of the designs merit special recognition. The messages of hope, love, justice, and peace resonated throughout the submissions, making the selection difficult for the CFYJ Spokespeople. Thank you for helping make #YJAM a success!

  • 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.

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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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