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.

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.