Advocating for Systemic Reform for Kids

CfJJ promotes a fair and effective juvenile justice system through public education and advocacy. Our current focus areas include reducing racial and ethnic disparities, improving data collection, preventing cross-over from the child welfare system, advocating for more developmentally appropriate justice system responses to emerging adults, and promoting community alternatives to court and incarceration.


Contact your Legislators 

Step 1: Find Your State Representative and State Senator here.

Step 2: Call the State House Switchboard at 617-722-2000 and ask to be connected to your State Representative or State Senator’s office and ask to speak with the legislative aid working on juvenile justice issues.

Step 3: Choose the youth justice issues you care mostly about. See CfJJ’s legislative priorities HERE.

Step 4: Sample Script HERE.

A printable version of this action alert is HERE.

Invite CfJJ to present to your Staff or group.

CfJJ staff are happy to meet with your staff or members of your group for a presentation or training on the issues, CfJJ's legislative priorities, and how you can get involved and advocate. Please send us a request at our "Contact Us" page.  

Invite your organization to endorse the campaign

The Massachusetts Coalition for Juvenile Justice Reform is a statewide coalition convened by Citizens for Juvenile Justice. Please join us and the 60 organizational members of this coalition to advocate for a fair and effective juvenile justice system.