The mission of the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance is to reduce the number of children and youth entering the juvenile and criminal justice system, and advocate a safe, effective, and fair system for those involved.
The Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance accomplishes its mission by serving as a catalyst for systems reform. The Alliance employs the following strategies in pursuit of its mission:
- Legislative education and advocacy
- Strategic communications
- Community organizing
- National, state, and local partnerships
The Alliance was launched in November 2001 as a collaborative of four Connecticut organizations: RYASAP, the Center for Children’s Advocacy, Connecticut Voices for Children, and the Tow Foundation.
Check the Issues section for in depth information about current initiatives. Some recent successes the Alliance worked for include:
- Raise the Age legislation passed in 2007
- Reformed Family With Service Needs system
Download this PDF file to learn more about who the Alliance works for and why.
Download this PowerPoint document to read the Alliance’s strategic plan for 2009–2013.