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Transforming Closed Adult and Youth Prisons

In recent years policymakers and practitioners have implemented reforms to scale back the United States' punitive criminal justice policies. By year-end 2016 the number of people held in U.S. prisons had declined by 6% since a 2009 peak.…
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FREE Webinar: Transforming Closed Adult and Youth Prisons - July 25 at 1:00 PM

In recent years policymakers and practitioners have implemented reforms to scale back the United States' punitive criminal justice policies. By year-end 2016 the number of people held in U.S. prisons had declined by 6% since a 2009 peak. Reductions…
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Campaign Lessons from Closing Youth Prisons

Last week, Law@theMargins Editor Chaumtoli Huq engaged in conversation with Youth First Initiative (YFI) staff, partners, and youth leaders on their campaign to close youth prisons. Speakers included Mishi Faruqee and Hernan Carvente of YFI, Retha…
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FREE Webinar: Campaign Lessons from Closing Youth Prisons - March 28, 12:30 PM

Join Law@theMargins Editor Chaumtoli Huq’s conversation with Youth First Initiative staff, partners and youth leaders on their campaign to close youth prisons. This webinar in collaboration with Youth First builds on our 2016 webinar…
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Fernandez Case Highlights the Long-Term Implications of Incarcerating Youthful Offenders - The Florida Times-Union

After serving nearly seven years for the death of his younger brother, 19-year-old Cristian Fernandez will face many obstacles once released back into society. Read more.   Photo by Izhar Khan from Pexels.
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Short Documentary Explores History—and Present—of the Juvenile Justice System - Color Lines

The Youth First Initiative has released a short documentary on the history of the juvenile justice system, which special emphasis on racial disparities that continue into the present. Read more.
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Youth First Releases its Youth Justice Toolkit

Youth First release its 2017 edition of Your Vote is Your Voice, a toolkit designed to provide information on how to engage in the political process in order to advocate for youth justice. Read more.