Below we have compiled a list of organizations that we have worked with or sourced for their good work that offer programs for you to get involved in, literature/news/blogs to follow, and campaigns to spread the word on.

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Program About City State
Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy Building bridges connecting the world of research with the world of civic action and policy debate so that each informs the other. Berkeley California
Children’s Law Center To protect and enhance the legal rights of children through quality legal representation, research and policy development, and training and education of attorneys and others regarding children’s rights issues. Kentucky
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Giving people opportunities and skills to work together to strengthen our communities so that all of us can thrive. Oakland California
Equal Justice Initiative Providing legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. Montgomery Alabama
In The Life Media Features the stories of young people who share their journeys of going through ill equipped correctional institutions and the voices of advocates. New York New York
Moving Maryland Forward Network Linking Maryland advocacy organizations with citizens concerned about important public policy issues. Maryland
Public Justice Center Working with people and communities to confront the laws, practices, and institutions that cause injustice, poverty, and discrimination. Baltimore Maryland
Texans Care for Children Speaking for kids at the Capitol and across the state and mobilize others to make a difference. Austin Texas
Texas Appleseed Promoting social and economic justice for all Texans by leveraging the skills and resources of volunteer lawyers and other professionals to identify practical solutions to difficult systemic problems. Austin Texas
Youth Justice Coaltion A youth, family and prisoner-led movement to challenge race, gender and class inequality in Los Angeles County’s and California’s juvenile injustice systems. Inglewood California
Families & Allies of Virginia’s Youth (FAVY) Group of families, youth and concerned community members supporting and empowering families who have young people in the justice system. Arlington Virginia
Write to Read, Juvenile Hall Library & Literacy Promoting libraries in juvenile halls. Books and resources for reaching reluctant readers. Accepts book donations Alameda County California
Community Alliance for the Ethical Treatment of Youth (CAFETY) Member-driven advocacy organization, led and driven by those with direct experience in residential care and their allies. Promoting and securing the human rights of youth in or at risk of residential placement. New York New York
Youth CineMedia Improving community access and education for at-risk teens in emerging media technologies, while fostering character building and empowerment through developing social skills, and providing marketable job training. Santa Barbara California
The Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation Raising consciousness within and beyond the Roosevelt University community, and inspires the realization of social justice and human rights. Chicago Illinois
Prison Photography Blog/News/Resources
National Juvenile Defender Center Building the capacity of the juvenile defense bar and to improve access to counsel and quality of representation for children in the justice system. Washington, D.C
Amnesty International Juvenile Life Without Parole Resources/Donate/Blog/News
Just Detention International Seeking to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. Resources/Programs/Donate
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice Service programs demonstrate how alternatives to incarceration can be successful, not only in reducing overburdened correctional facilities, but also in reducing recidivism rates. San Francisco California
CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates Volunteer to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system Nationwide Nationwide
CASA of Lexington Donate/Volunteer to ensure that victims of child abuse are given a chance to have a safe and permanent home. Lexington Kentucky
Spark Action News/Resources/Campaigns for online journalism and advocacy center by and for the child and youth field.
Free Minds: Book Club & Writing Workshop Volunteer/Donate/Donate Books to introduce young inmates to the transformational power of books and creative writing. Washington, D.C
The Beat Within Volunteer to provide incarcerated youth with consistent opportunity to share their ideas and life experiences in a safe space that encourages literacy California
Children’s Action Alliance Works to improve children’s health, education and security through information and action. Arizona
Project NIA Reducing the reliance on arrest, detention, and incarceration for addressing youth crime and to instead promote the use of restorative and transformative practices. Chicago Illinois
Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition Dedicated to ensuring excellence in juvenile defense and advocacy and justice for all children and youth in Colorado. Colorado
Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance Reducing the number of children and youth entering the juvenile and criminal justice system, and advocate a safe, effective, and fair system for those involved. Connecticut
D.C. Lawyers for Youth Volunteer/Donate/Internships seeking to improve the DC juvenile justice system by advocating for reforms that promote positive youth development and effective legal representation. District of Columbia
Families and Friends Organizing for Reform of Juvenile Justice Working to change the laws that turn our children into adults, with horrific outcomes, once they enter the adult criminal justice system. Missouri
Community Law in Action Youth Internships/Mentor/Guest Speaker Maryland
The Institute for Juvenile Justice Reform and Alternatives reducing the number, rate and likelihood of youth incarceration by conducting policy reform, community empowerment, and social justice leadership education programs.  New York
Action for Children Resources for educating and engaging all people across the state to ensure that our children are healthy, safe, well-educated and have every opportunity for success.  North Carolina
Partnership for Safety and Justice bringing together all of those most directly affected by crime to advocate for a system that is just and that builds safer, healthier communities. Volunteer/Action Team/Membership/Donate  Oregon
Don’t Throw Away The Key Re-evaluating Adult Time for Youth Crime.  Virginia
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Resources/Publications for a community of support around the issues facing the youth of our country  Georgia
Annie E. Casey Foundation Resources/Publications helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States.
Southern Poverty Law Center Dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.  Montgomery  Alabama
Campaign For Youth Justice Dedicated to ending the practice of trying, sentencing, and incarcerating youth under 18 in the adult criminal justice system. Washington, D.C
Academy of Architecture for Justice Promotes and fosters the exchange of information for high-quality planning, design, and delivery of justice architecture.
Hopeline Provides a lifeline for survivors of domestic violence by giving them cellphones through a donation and drive program National
Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children Fighting for a better life for all of Louisiana’s youth, especially those involved in or targeted by the juvenile justice system. Donate Louisiana
Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana Donate/Volunteer/Internships/Employment to transform the juvenile justice system into one that builds on the strengths of young people. New Orleans Louisiana
Juvenile Justice Coalition Promoting effective programs, equitable treatment of youth, and public policy that will result in the reduction of juvenile delinquency Ohio
Citizens for Juvenile Justice  Volunteer/Donate/Memberships/Interest Advocating for a fair and effective juvenile justice system in Massachusetts  Massachusetts