CENTER YOUTH Amplify youth power. Dismantle racism. Transform policy, practice, & culture.


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Ending Endless Probation in California

Read an open letter to California's Governor urging an end to his continued support of probation-backed punitive approaches over community and health-based solutions by following through on his stated, and much celebrated, goal to "end … juvenile imprisonment as we know it."

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Monumental Win for Youth in Federal Immigration Custody

Court Orders Government to Provide Due Process Protections


Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement 


Our Mission

Our mission is to center youth through impact litigation, policy advocacy, collaboration and research that fundamentally transforms our nation's approach to education, health, immigration, foster care, and youth justice.

Where We Focus

We advocate and provide direct service to youth in a range of areas that impact their lives. Learn about our work, our team, and the ways we—and you—can make a difference.

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