President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation for Youth Justice Awareness Month 2016!
"During National Youth Justice Awareness Month, we reaffirm our commitment to helping children of every background become successful and engaged citizens," said President Obama"
It's Youth Justice Awareness Month! Check out our latest video about how you can get involved to protect youth from the dangers of adult jails and prisons.
It’s October, which means it is Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM)! Across the United States, it is time to take steps to protect our youth from adult prisons. No action is too small to bring awareness to youth justice. It’s as simple as chalking!
Please check out our new website fully devoted to Youth Justice Awareness/Action Month, and don't miss out on anything hapenning this upcoming October to end the practice of trying, prosecuting and incarcerating youth as adults.
During the month of October as part of YJAM, CFYJ is calling on Governors and local sheriffs to protect youth in adult jails and prisons by complying with the Youthful Inmate Standard of the Prison Rape Elimination Action (PREA) preferably by removing all youth from adult jails and prisons. See how you can get involved.