About Us

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is a nationwide coalition of State Advisory Groups (SAGs), organizations, individuals, youth, and allies dedicated to preventing children and youth from becoming involved in the courts and upholding the highest standards of care when youth are charged with wrongdoing and enter the justice system. CJJ envisions a nation where fewer children are at risk of delinquency; and if they are at risk or involved with the justice system, they and their families receive every possible opportunity to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. 

CJJ’s substantive areas of work include: 

  • Promoting evidence-informed policies and practices in delinquency reduction and prevention;
  • Educating the public and advising federal policymakers on state and local juvenile justice issues;
  • Assisting the states (including territories and the District of Columbia) in meeting the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act;
  • Improving racial/ethnic fairness, accessibility, and overall quality of community and court-based policies and practices; and
  • Linking national, state, and local advocates and organizations to pursue a common mission.