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Multi-System Youth: A Research and Action Report

September 29th, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Citizens for Juvenile Justice in partnership with KIDS COUNT and the Massachusetts Bar Association will release our latest report on children involved with the juvenile justice system and at least one other state agency. More details to follow!

 

Juvenile Justice Forum:
Meet the Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court

June 23, 2015

Citizens for Juvenile Justice co-hosted with the Boston Bar Association a Juvenile Justice Forum at the BBA to meet The Honorable Amy Nechtem, Chief Justice of the Juvenile Court. Chief Justice Nechtem spoke about her visions and goals for the juvenile justice court in Massachusetts.

 

Judge Nechtem 

 

 

CfJJ's 20th Anniversary Leadership Celebration Celebrating 20 years of advocacy for young people!

CfJJ's celebrated its 20th year of juvenile justice advocacy in Massachusetts on December 4, 2014. Thank you to all who attended and celebrated with us. Click here for photos from the event.

CfJJ's 2014 conference: Engaging Families in the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice System

CfJJ's 2014 conference was held on September 10 and featured keynote speaker Grace Bauer of Justice for Families.

Click here for a summary, photos, conference materials, and more!

Unlocking Potential: Addressing the Overuse of Juvenile Detention in Massachusetts

CfJJ's latest report on the overuse of juvenile detention in Massachusetts was released Tuesday, March 25 at a joint forum with the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. Read more about the event and find out more about this report.

Governor signs raise the age bill into law

On September 18, 2013, Governor Patrick signed into law H.1432, which raises the age of juvenile court jurisdiction to include 17-year-olds in our juvenile justice system. Read more about our campaign to keep kids on the right side of the law.

Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ) is the only independent, non-profit, statewide organization working exclusively to improve the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts. We advocate, convene, conduct research, and educate the public on important juvenile justice issues.