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  • Families Belong Together: The U.S. Has a Long History of Removing Children From Families

    Families Belong Together: The U.S. Has a Long History of Removing Children From Families

    Our nation's long history of separating children and babies from their families continues at the U.S.-Mexico border today, writes CFYJ's Rachel Marshall in a new blog post.

  • Watch: 2018 Legislative Wrap-Up

    Watch: 2018 Legislative Wrap-Up

    In a recent webinar, CFYJ staff discussed key legislative progress on the state and federal level regarding youth in the adult system. 

  • The “Families Belong Together” Movement

    The “Families Belong Together” Movement

    The unjust incarceration of children and their forced separation from their families is not new in the United Statesread our latest for the CFYJ blog. 

  • It’s Complicated: The U.S. and the International Human Rights of Children

    It’s Complicated: The U.S. and the International Human Rights of Children

    CFYJ's Brian Evans reflects on his participation in the World Congress on Justice for Children and the U.S.'s position on the human rights of youth. 

  • At the Border: Scapegoating Immigrant Youth is Not the Answer to Ending Gang Violence

    At the Border: Scapegoating Immigrant Youth is Not the Answer to Ending Gang Violence

    Scapegoating immigrant children has led to a new era of the child "superpredator," but most of these children are fleeing gang violence in their home countries and seeking safety. 

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Upcoming Events

  • NJJN Forum 2018

    We are excited for you to join us July 16-18 in Durham, NC for The National Juvenile Justice Networks's 2018 Forum, co-hosted by the Youth Justice Project of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and Duke Children's Law Clinic. The annual event brings advocates together for youth justice reform training, networking, strategy-sharing and fun!

    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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