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.

Crossover Youth

Keeping Child Welfare Kids Out of the Justice System

Racial equity


Getting Kids on the Right Track


Keeping Kids Out of Court

Young Children

Should Second Graders Be Shackled?

Emerging Adults

More Effective Strategies for Justice Involved 18-24 Year Olds

Data & Transparency

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.