As we complete our implementation phase of the initiative with public agency partners, we now will deepen our investments in communities, grassroots organizations, youth and family members most impacted by the juvenile justice system, who will use their expertise and passion to bring about change.
These organizations and their community partners play critical roles in advancing a healthy justice system agenda, and represent racial and ethnic populations that are overly represented in and inequitably treated by the juvenile justice system. They have led the call against the mass incarceration of communities of color to end the school-to-prison pipeline and to address the racial disparities found throughout the system.
The Center invites proposals for an evaluation of the Organizing for a Healthy Justice System approach of expanding the capacity of county collaboratives to advocate for juvenile justice reform.
The Positive Youth Justice Initiative is funded by Sierra Health Foundation, The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation and the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and is managed by The Center.