Positive Youth Justice Initiative: Organizing for a Healthy Justice System

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