Positive Youth Justice Initiative: Organizing for a Healthy Justice System

Youth Justice Coalition – Los Angeles County

The Youth Justice Coalition works to build a movement led by system-impacted youth, families and formerly and currently incarcerated people to challenge Los Angeles’, California’s and the nation’s addiction to incarceration, and to dismantle the injustice of race, gender and class inequality in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. The organization uses direct action organizing, advocacy, political education, research, transformative justice and activist arts to build community power and bring about change.


Children’s Defense Fund–California
Anti-Recidivism Coalition
Urban Peace Institute