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  • Girls of Color and the Criminalization of Trafficking Survivors

    Girls of Color and the Criminalization of Trafficking Survivors

    This Youth Justice Action Month as families, advocates, and communities participate in acts to end racism and the over-criminalization of young people of color, it is crucial that our efforts intentionally and explicitly uplift the voices and experiences of girls touched by the juvenile justice system. Check out more in our guest blog by Cherice Hopkins Staff Attorney at Rights4Girls.

  • UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: No Children in the Adult Justice System Ever

    UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: No Children in the Adult Justice System Ever

    On Oct. 8, Independent Expert Manfred Nowak presented his Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty to the United Nations General Assembly, which had requested the study five years earlier. It's recommendations provide a good roadmap for reforms countries like the U.S. should be pursuing, such as ending the prosecution of all children under age 14.
  • Guest Column: Youth Justice Awareness Month- Educational Opportunities that Allow Youth Voice to be Heard

    Guest Column: Youth Justice Awareness Month- Educational Opportunities that Allow Youth Voice to be Heard

    Kat Crawford & Christina Campbell from the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings discuss how students in secure schools across America are exploring the issues that surround youth justice for Youth Justice Action Month.

  • YJAM Is Here!

    YJAM Is Here!

     October is Youth Justice Action Month. Since 2008, youth justice advocates around the country have come together to organize events and online activities to raise awareness and inspire action on behalf of young people impacted by our criminal justice system.

  • CFYJ Presents: Peace & Hope Design Contest

    CFYJ Presents: Peace & Hope Design Contest

    As part of Youth Justice Action Month we’re asking young people & those who have been impacted by laws that sentence youth as adults to help design our annual holiday card encompassing the theme of “Peace & Justice.” There is a prize and bragging rights! 

  • 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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