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  • Kent v. U.S. 53 Years Later

    Kent v. U.S. 53 Years Later

    March 21, 2019 marks the 53rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kent v. United States.  In Kent, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the juvenile court judge’s cursory consideration of Morris Kent’s case before transferring him to adult court violated DC’s Juvenile Court Act which required “full investigation” as well as fundamental due process.

  • How Social Workers Help Keep Youth Out of the Adult Criminal Justice System

    How Social Workers Help Keep Youth Out of the Adult Criminal Justice System

    March is Social Work Month.  This month we thank and celebrate social workers across the country for the incredible impact they have on the most vulnerable youth and adults in our communities.  

  • State Spotlight:  Challenging Juvenile Transfer in Florida

    State Spotlight: Challenging Juvenile Transfer in Florida

    2019 is shaping up to be a transformative year for juvenile and criminal justice reform in Florida.  Florida legislators are considering 15 bills related to the transfer and treatment of youth prosecuted and incarcerated as adults in the state.

  • A.C.T. to End Racism

    A.C.T. to End Racism

    Many activists and organizers are well versed in the ways that structural racism drives unfair outcomes for youth who come in contact with the law.  It is well documented that despite a near 60% drop in youth incarceration and continued falling arrest rates that in many places racial and ethnic disparities are increasing despite reform efforts.

  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Submission

    International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Submission

    This month, the United Nations’ (U.N.) Human Rights Committee will begin the process for its periodic review of U.S. compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The ICCPR requires state members to enforce a wide range of human rights and was ratified by the U.S. in 1992. 

  • A Day of Empathy, A Week of Faith and Healing

    A Day of Empathy, A Week of Faith and Healing

    Today is National Day of Empathy and also Juvenile Justice Week of Faith and Healing (JJMWH) and is an opportunity to transform the paradigm of justice; moving from an over reliance on punishment, and taking a deeper look at how we can be a society that practices more empathy and redemption.

  • NJJDPC Recommendations to 116th Congress

    NJJDPC Recommendations to 116th Congress

    The National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition recently released their recommendations to the 116th Congress for Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention. The recommendations aims to continue to build on the successes of last Congress.

  • 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.

  • 2019 Legislation on Youth Prosecuted As Adults in the States

    2019 Legislation on Youth Prosecuted As Adults in the States

    We have made it through the first month of 2019, and most state legislative sessions are now in full swing. As of January 31, and as in years past, proposals relating to youth prosecuted as adults are mostly, though by no means entirely, positive.

  • Uncovering the Continuum of Care for Youth Charged as Adults

    Uncovering the Continuum of Care for Youth Charged as Adults

    CFYJ has been undertaking a year-long effort to determine what currently happens to youth charged as adults, and what a continuum of services that would truly support these young people and their communities would look like. Check out our latest blog by CFYJ CEO Marcy Mistrett on uncovering the continuum of care for youth charged as adults.

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Is it Enough: Implementation of PREA’s Youthful Inmate Standard

Issue Brief 436d4f0c934a75d6756d2d6699f9c298This report is in recognition of the 15th Anniversary of the Prison Rape
Elimination Act (PREA). PREA is a federal law enacted to address the
problem of sexual assault and rape in U.S. detention centers, jails,
lock ups, and prisons.

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