The Campaign for Youth Justice is a national campaign dedicated to ending the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth under the age of 18 in the adult criminal justice system.
The campaign invites you to recognize October as Youth Justice Awareness Month. This is a great opportunity for communities to learn about and expose the consequences of 16- and 17-year-olds being processed in an adult court system instead of through a juvenile court system.
This year’s theme is “The Consequences are Not Minor.” Over the next few weeks, various issues will be visited, such as racial and ethnic disparities. The Campaign for Youth Justice will also highlight organizations that are working to end minors being processed through adult court systems.
Be sure to follow the Campaign for Youth Justice’s Facebook and Twitter pages for upcoming information on events throughout the month!