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.

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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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