State Trends 2013-2014 Legislative Session
Published Sep 12, 2014, Campaign for Youth Justice
The report takes a look at states that have, and are taking steps to remove children from the adult criminal justice system.
State Trends documents the continuation of four trends in justice reform efforts across the country to roll back transfer laws, from arrest through sentencing. Building on efforts from the last decade, states continue to amend and eliminate harmful statutes and policies created in the 1990s that placed tens of thousands of youth in the adult criminal justice system. In 2014, advocacy, research, operative Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) regulations, and fiscal analysis assisted in the introduction of bills in nine states to remove youth from the adult criminal justice system and give youth an opportunity at more rehabilitative services.
The Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ), a national advocacy organization dedicated to ending the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth under 18 in the adult criminal justice system.