Advocates for Youth Justice

Advocates for Youth Justice, one of our advocacy programs for youth, engages young people who have been involved in the juvenile justice system, offering them an opportunity to assess the system's strengths and weaknesses, and then develop and implement advocacy projects to improve the system.

Each year, Advocates for Youth Justice selects an area of focus, determine a strategy to address it, and implement their project. Past projects have covered issues such as juvenile records expungement, college preparedness, improving educational outcomes, and understanding youth rights and the juvenile court process. Juvenile Law Center provides essential support, ensuring that the participants develop the skills they need to succeed.