Learn More About Current Issues in Juvenile Justice Reform

CfJJ promotes a fair and effective juvenile justice system through research, public education, coalition building and advocacy. Our current focus areas include reducing racial and ethnic disparities, improving data collection, and promoting community alternatives to court and incarceration when appropriate.  To learn more about the issues we address and our research, please select from one of the issues below.

multi-system Youth

Keeping Child Welfare Kids Out of the Justice System


Keeping Kids Out of Court

Racial and ethnic disparities

Massachusetts is among the states with the worst racial disparities

Data & Transparency

Emerging Adult Justice ReForm

More Effective Strategies for Justice Involved 18-24 Year Olds

Sealing and Expungement

Getting Kids on the Right Track

School to Prison Pipeline

Looking at Disparities in School Discipline Data

Get Involved to Learn More

Want to learn more about the issues, or get engaged in efforts to reform our system? Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter, come to one of our public events, join our Juvenile Justice Reform Coalition, or read about the issues in more depth in one of our reports.  You can also learn more about our legislative campaigns and other initiatives under Campaigns and Allies & Initiatives.