For Attorneys and Youth Advocates
This website offers research for attorneys and advocates on the collateral consequences of specific citations.
Pacific Juvenile Defender Center
“PJDC provides support to juvenile trial lawyers, appellate counsel, law school clinical programs, and nonprofit law centers to assure quality representation for children in juvenile delinquency proceedings throughout California.”
Central California Appellate Program
CCAP serves the Third and Fifth District Courts of Appeal and boasts a large open source feed of articles pertaining to Juvenile Delinquency.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
This website offers resources to aid with cases in which the client is at risk for deportation.
Blueprint for Change
Blueprint for Change focuses on the importance of education for juvenile delinquents and sets forth a 10 goal model for re-entry that can be applied directly to advocacy as well as global reforms.
https://jjeducationblueprint.org. The Legal Center for Youth Justice and Education gave this webinar reviewing Blueprint for Change: Education Success for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System. It provides 10 goals to achieve educational success for youth who are in the juvenile justice system, and includes benchmarks that help measure progress towards those goals
Juvenile Justice Advocacy, Campaigns, & Initiatives
Juvenile Law Center
JCL is an advocacy unit that works toward systematic change within the juvenile justice system. Browse the JCL website to learn more about their work.
Children’s Defense Fund
The Children’s Defense Fund offers both advocacy and programs for juvenile delinquents. This program “works to build awareness of and end the root causes of the Cradle to Prison Pipeline® crisis and youth incarceration. [They] champion effective youth violence prevention and intervention programs that help young people at every point of their involvement in the system — ranging from prevention efforts to divert youths from entering the system by creating alternatives to imprisonment, to supporting youths’ transition back into the community after a period of confinement.”
Youth Justice Coalition
“The YJC’s goal is to dismantle policies and institutions that have ensured the massive lock-up of people of color, widespread law enforcement violence and corruption, consistent violation of youth and communities’ Constitutional and human rights, the construction of a vicious school-to-jail track, and the build-up of the world’s largest network of jails and prisons.”
US Department of Justice: Office of Juvenile Programs
“OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds justice-involved youth appropriately accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.”
Youth Law Center
“YLC provides national leadership on child welfare and juvenile justice law and system reform issues.” They provide litigation, education, and advocacy on behalf of juveniles.
Youth First Initiative
Youth First Initiative published the report Breaking Down Walls in order to “accelerate the efforts to end harmful and inequitable youth incarceration.”
Fair Sentencing for Youth
Run by the Human Rights Watch, “Fair Sentencing for Youth is a growing, collaborative project powered by many groups and individuals [who] believe youth deserve the chance to prove themselves.”