Positive Youth Justice Initiative: Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice — Alameda County


Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ – pronounced Courage) works to interrupt the cycles of violence and poverty by motivating and empowering young people in Alameda County who have been impacted by the criminal justice system to make positive changes in their lives and prepare them to become community leaders. CURYJ believes that youth and young adults are the experts on the issues affecting their lives and need to be involved in developing the policies that impact them. They are dedicated to providing training and technical assistance to elevate youth voice and power.


  • Urban Peace Movement
  • Impact Justice
  • National Center for Youth Law
  • W. Haywood Burns Institute
  • Immigrant Law Resource Center
  • Alliance for Boys and Men of Color
  • California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice
  • Alameda County Juvenile Justice Commission
  • Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Asian Prisoner Support Committee
  • National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform

CURYJ fact sheet

CURYJ web site