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Two radio pieces this week on youth sentencing: CfJJ's Executive Director, Naoka Carey, was on two radio programs this week to talk about sentencing practices for youth. On Thursday, Ms. Carey discussed the practice of trying of youth as adults in Massachusetts on WGBH. A recording is available here.

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Unlocking Potential: Addressing the Overuse of Juvenile Detention in Massachusetts

CfJJ's latest report on the overuse of juvenile detention in Massachusetts was released Tuesday, March 25 at a joint forum with the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. Read more about the event and find out more about this report.

CfJJ's 2013 Leadership Celebration

Thanks to all of our sponsors, donors and attendees for making CfJJ's 2013 Leadership Celebration a success! See photos and more here.

Governor signs raise the age bill into law

On September 18, Governor Patrick signed into law H.1432, which raises the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to include 17-year-olds in our juvenile justice system. Read more about our campaign to keep kids on the right side of the law.


Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ) is the only independent, non-profit, statewide organization working exclusively to improve the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts. We advocate, convene, conduct research, and educate the public on important juvenile justice issues.

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