Our Programs & Initiatives

Through impact litigation and policy advocacy, we are working towards a transformed juvenile justice system.  We believe in a system that is fair, compassionate, and developmentally appropriate—a system that uses community supports, not prison, to help children grow and thrive; that treats children with respect and prepares them for a future of real opportunity; and that never resorts to punishment or abandons children to adult jurisdiction.


Protecting Children in Custody

When the state takes children from their families, it needs to keep them safe, educate them, and give them access to high-quality treatment, supports, and opportunities. We make sure that it does.

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