Justice for Families

J4F is national network of family leaders, impacted by the justice system, working to end mass criminalization, particularly of youth and in communities of color. We are working to advance systemic policy and practice change while also building a base of those directly impacted, to help other families, and collectively achieve and sustain reforms.

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Recent News

Families deserve a bill of rights
Raymond shares his story with the court system and why families need a Bill of Rights.
The “All of the Above” President
Analysis of President Obama's School Safety Plan
Counselors not Cops
Survey done by the California Endowment shows Californians support counselors not cops as violence prevention strategy
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Family Leadership Institute
Supporting families is vital
Amelia speaks out about the importance of family engagement within the juvenile justice system.
Betty Yu
Betty shares stories and issues facing youth in NYC.
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