Youth Justice Project

Launched in March 2010, the Youth Justice Project (YJP) engages a coalition of citywide community stakeholders to advocate for systemic juvenile justice system reform in The District. This project seeks to collectively advance a proactive youth justice agenda through public education and promotion of positive media coverage of youth, youth issues and successes in the District juvenile justice system.

Current members include:
  • The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
  • The Campaign for Youth Justice
  • DC Lawyers for Youth
  • Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop
  • Justice Policy Institute
  • Open City Advocates (formerly Mentoring Today)
  • Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia
  • Sasha Bruce Youthwork
  • School Justice Project
  • National Juvenile Justice Network
  • Special Education and Juvenile Justice Clinic at University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center Juvenile Justice Clinic