Coalition for Juvenile Justice

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is a nationwide coalition of State Advisory Groups (SAG) and allies dedicated to preventing children and youth from becoming involved in the courts and upholding the highest standards of care when youth are charged with wrongdoing and enter the justice system. The CJJ "Safety, Opportunity & Success: Standards of Care for Non-Delinquent Youth," (SOS Project) is a multi-year partnership that engages SAG members, judicial leaders, practitioners, service providers, policymakers, and advocates. The SOS Project aims to guide states in implementing policy and practices that divert status offenders from the courts to family- and community-based systems of care that more effectively meet their needs. The CJJ joined forces with several national organizations and experts to develop the National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses (National Standards)

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EXTERNAL WEB RESOURCES

American Psychiatric Foundation

Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Council of State of Governments (CSG) Justice Center

Dignity in School Campaign

Education Law Center

Find Youth Info

Models for Change Systems Reform

National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk (NDTAC)