OJJDP Recognizes National Youth Justice Awareness Month
October 17, 2013
October is National Youth Justice Awareness Month (YJAM). Each year, approximately 250,000 youth younger than age 18 are tried, sentenced, or incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system. Sponsored by the Campaign for Youth Justice, YJAM raises awareness of the consequences of prosecuting youth in the adult system and brings communities together to advocate for reform.
Campaign for Youth Justice offers free online resources in support of YJAM, including an event planning toolkit.