You Can Build a Movement for Youth Justice!

Check out the YJC's latest action update and move the people around you to get involved. From city block to cell block and everywhere in between, we can fight the murder, mass  incarceration and deportation of youth. This week,...More info >

Knowledge Really Is Power

Don't wait for you, your friends or family to get caught up. Know your legal rights on the street, in school and in the system from arrest through sentencing, incarceration and homecoming. These legal education guides are easy to print. Get them out to everyone you know. More info >

Don't Just Read About History; Make History!

The YJC's FREE L.A. High School – (FREE L.A. = Fight for the Revolution that Will Educate and Empower L.A.) – gives youth a chance to get a high school diploma while also  getting hands-on training in direct action organizing that brings justice to our families and communities. More info >

Know Your Roots

Find out how L.A., California and the U.S. built its addiction to incarceration. The histories of the prison system, public education, youth policies and resistance movements are included. More info >

We've Been to More Funerals than Graduations

Parents shouldn't have to bury their children, and little kids shouldn't have to light memorial candles. But L.A.'s streets have been bleeding for 40 years. Children here have higher PTSD rates than the children in Baghdad or American soldiers returning home from war. Help us build a memorial to youth killed, incarcerated, disappeared, deported. More info >

Youth and Community-Led Research Adds Power and Credibility

The YJC's RealSearch Project trains youth leaders in the history of traditional research and its often devastating impact on poor people and people of color, challenges participants to develop ethical research standards, and supports us to engage in original research intended to bring real progress to our families and communities. More info >

L.A. - Where the Answer to 'Where You From?' Could Get You Killed

We're refugees from the war on drugs and the war on gangs, from a city that thinks our hall of fame comes with locks and chains. We're from the blocks where white picket fences were replaced decades ago by razor wire and security gates. More info >

Chuco's - Building a Resource for Culture, Creativity and Liberation

Chuco's Justice Center serves as a safe and supportive youth and community space, resource center, and gathering place for organizers, artists, educators and organizations contributing to the growing social justice movement in Los Angeles.  More info >

The Latest

Remove The Racist Mascot from Savanna High! (Anaheim, CA)

REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE MASCOT FROM SAVANNA HIGH SCHOOL PACK THE ANAHEIM UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING TOMORROW: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 6-8PM District Campus Board Room, 501 North Crescent Way, Anaheim, CA 92801 E-mail the district and tell them that Johnny Rebel Link




Halloween Action to Stop the LA Jail Plan: Tuesday – 10/31/17 – 9AM

PLEASE COME OUT ON HALLOWEEN, TUESDAY, 10/31/17, 9AM KEEP UP THE FIGHT TO STOP LA'S $3.5 BILLION DOLLAR JAIL PLAN WE ARE NOT MONSTERS!!! TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017, 9AM - 1PM START AT THE LA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING 500 West Temple, Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012 11AM - Link




Free Legal Clinic and Welcome Home Celebration at Chuco’s – Saturday, 10-28-17

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017 - FREE LEGAL CLINIC - 10AM - NOON NOON - 2PM Family Meeting for People Currently Fighting Criminal Cases and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month with special immigrant rights clinic on first Saturday NOON - 2PM Welcome Home Celebration for People Link




Remove the Confederate Mascot from Savanna HS-Email Anaheim Union HS District Board of Trustees

REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE MASCOT FROM SAVANNA HIGH SCHOOL PACK THE ANAHEIM UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 6-8PM District Campus Board Room, 501 North Crescent Way, Anaheim, CA 92801 E-mail the district and tell them that Johnny Rebel has no Link




VICTORY: CA PASSES YOUTH JUSTICE BILLS!

Thank you for all your calls, letters and action at the State Capitol!!! Governor Brown signed these bills for youth and community justice!! AB 90 – Weber – Gang Databases Accountability, Accuracy and Oversight - SIGNED Moratorium on use of shared gang databases until issues exposed Link




GOVERNOR BROWN-SIGN SIX BILLS FOR YOUTH JUSTICE!!

Thank you for all your calls and letters so far!!! If you haven't already, pleeeeeeze, write and call Governor Brown and urge him to sign these bills into law. Sample letters of support are included on the bottom of this e-mail. Email your letters to the governor's office Link




Write A Letter: Push for Prop 57 Credits For All

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST Rally and Hearing 1416 NINTH STREET CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES PUSH FOR MAXIMUM OPPORTUNITIES FOR REHABILITATION THROUGH PROP 57 CREDITS USE THE LETTER BELOW TO E-MAIL YOUR TESTIMONY TO:   staff@oal.ca.gov, Link




Earn Your High School Diploma at the YJC FREE LA High!

Earn Your High School Diploma at the Youth Justice Coalition!   Youth Ages 16-24 and Parents: Attend Orientation and Info to Enroll in FREE LA High YouthBuild Charter School of Link




152 Years Ago Today, Frederick Douglass Delivered an Historic Speech on the Meaning of the 4th of July

152 Years Ago Today, Frederick Douglass Delivered an Historic Speech on the Meaning of the 4th of July. "...I am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, Link




Please Send SB 190 Letter of Support by Tomorrow 6/15/17 – End Billing of Families for the Time their Child is in the System

Tomorrow (Thursday, June 15) is the last day to get a SB 190 support letter in before next Tuesday's Assembly Public Safety Committee hearing.  Please e-mail in an organizational letter by tomorrow at 5pm.   E-mail us a copy of your letter at action@youth4justice.org so we can also make Link