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  • April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month - #ImplementPREA Week of Action: April 25th-29th

    April: Sexual Assault Awareness Month - #ImplementPREA Week of Action: April 25th-29th

    Over a decade ago, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) unanimously passed Congress.  The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued final regulations in August 2012 to implement PREA in order to end sexual violence behind bars. 

  • CFYJ Year of Impact

    CFYJ Year of Impact

    2016 marks CFYJ’s 10th Anniversary! We are launching our “Impact Year” and as part of that we are planning a series of events, social media campaigns, blogs, and other activities to highlight voices from the field to REFLECT on how far we have come; REJOICE in the progress we’ve made; and RECOMMIT to ending the practice of trying youth as adults.

  • NEW REPORT:  Zero Tolerance: How States Comply with PREA’s Youthful Inmate Standard

    NEW REPORT: Zero Tolerance: How States Comply with PREA’s Youthful Inmate Standard

    CFYJ's new report explores how states house youth under 18 in prisons in the new age of PREA compliance and enforcement. Furthermore, this report highlights national trends in juvenile arrests, crimes, and incarceration of children in the adult system.

  • Raise the Age Bills Flourish in 2016

    Raise the Age Bills Flourish in 2016

    In five states, legislators and governors alike are calling for new action this year to allow 16- and 17-year-olds back into the juvenile justice system, where youth can receive much-needed, age-appropriate rehabilitative or educational services. In two more states, lawmakers recently proposed including young adults under 21 in the juvenile justice system.

  • Take action for youth justice in your state TODAY!

    Take action for youth justice in your state TODAY!

    Check out our updated Action Alerts page and get involved TODAY to improve youth justice in your state. 

    Read More. 

  • Ten Years of #IMPACT

    Ten Years of #IMPACT

    Ten years of impact. It certainly is something to celebrate and I am proud to have been working with the Campaign for Youth Justice in some capacity for each one of those 10 years.  

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Upcoming Events

  • 35th Annual Conference and Jail Expo of the American Jail Association

    AJA’s Annual Conference & Jail Expo is the only national event that focuses on local jails. One of a kind, it is expected to bring together hundreds of correctional officers, jail managers, and local detention facility professionals. Offering more than 60 educational workshops and an Expo with over 200 vendors, the Annual Conference & Jail Expo is one of the most broad-ranging educational opportunities in the local corrections field.

    May 22-25 @ the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX

    More info here

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Zero Tolerance: How States Comply with PREA’s Youthful Inmate Standard

zerotolerancecoverThis report explores how states house youth under 18 in prisons in the new age of PREA compliance and enforcement. Furthermore, this report highlights national trends in juvenile arrests, crimes, and incarceration of children in the adult system.

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