The Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance
is dedicated to stopping the criminalization of children and youth. The Alliance works to reduce the number of children and youth entering the juvenile and criminal justice system; and advocates a safe, effective, and fair system for those involved.


Walk in Our Shoes:

Youth Share their Ideas for Changing Connecticut’s Juvenile Justice System


Doing better by our youth:

Commitment: Our report on closing CJTSThink Outside The Walls: Quick studies on big issuesCommunity Solutions: New Harvard report calls for an end to youth prisons

Think Outside the Walls: Issue briefs on what helps high-need youths succeed New CTJJA report: Juvenile Prisons: National Consensus and Alternatives
Raise the Age
Graphic illustrating disparity in student arrests