Positive Youth Justice Initiative: 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<.li>
  • Anti-Recidivism Coalition
  • Urban Peace Institute

Youth Justice Coalition fact sheet

Youth Justice Coalition web site