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

Building Alternatives To Calling 911 Meeting-12/1 6pm at Chuco’s

Reminder: Building Community Alternatives to Dialing 911 and Calling Police: Meeting TOMORROW THURSDAY, 12/1/16 from 6:00PM-8:30PM at Chuco's Justice Center!   Bring your solutions, ideas and innovation for TRUE, COMMUNITY PUBLIC SAFETY. Let's continue to create the world we want for Link




Transportation Not Tickets! Speakout Thursdya, 12/1 9AM L.A. Metro Meeting

JOIN US THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 9:00AM AT L.A. METRO HEADQUARTERS BY UNION STATION! REDIRECTION OF A SMALL PORTION OF HUNDREDS OF MILLION$ IN FUNDING FOR TRANSIT POLICE WOULD REDUCE STOP AND FRISK OF YOUTH OF COLOR ON TRAINS AND BUSES AND PROVIDE EVERY STUDENT IN LA COUNTY, K-COLLEGE, A FREE Link




Make AB2298 & SB458 Real! Gang Databases Transparency Coalition Meets Today 11/14/16

BECAUSE OF ALL YOUR HARD WORK... ASSEMBLY BILL 2298 WAS SIGNED INTO LAW! UNDER THE NEW LAW, AB2298 WILL: (1) Ensure people of all ages right to notification, right to challenge designation with the law enforcement agency, and right to appeal to Superior Court if they are added to a shared Link




CALIFORNIA VOTES YES ON PROP 57! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO WORKED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

THANK YOU to everyone who helped PASS PROP 57. Trump in the White House or not, our Youth will lead us towards Justice & Liberation! Get Involved: bit.ly/YJCAction ABOUT PROP 57: California has the highest prison budget in the world, with more than 100,000 people in prison and Link




OUR ELECTION BALLOT PICKS! AND GOTV FOR PROP 57 TODAY!

Vote today, Tuesday, November 8th HERE'S OUR PICKS FOR PROPOSITIONS TODAY IN CA: YES ON 55 - CONTINUES SMALL TAX INCREASE ON WEALTHY PEOPLE TO PAY FOR SCHOOL FUNDING PRIORITING LOW INCOME YOUTH, FOSTER YOUTH AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS. YES ON 56 - RAISES MEDI-CAL ACCESS FOR POOR Link




YES ON PROP 57! 4 Days Left to Get Out the Vote!

Here is the GOTV (Get Out the Vote) schedule for the next four days. IMAGINE - WE COULD REALLY REVERSE A BIG PART OF PROP 21 AND KEEP MORE YOUTH IN JUVENILE COURT! WE COULD BRING OUR LOVED ONES HOME EARLIER AND REUNITE FAMILIES! Please join us to get out the vote in Watts, South Link




Get Out The Vote For PROP 57 This Week! Schedule Below

Here is the GOTV (Get Out the Vote) schedule for the next six days.   WE NEED EVERYONE TO WIN THIS!   WE COULD BRING OUR LOVED ONES HOME EARLIER AND REUNITE FAMILIES!   Please join us to get out the vote in Watts and South Central and Link




Pick Up Posters & Flyers For YES ON PROP 57!

Black Youth are 9 Times More Likely and Latino Youth 4 Times More Likely to get an Adult Prison Sentence for the SAME CHARGES as a White Youth in California. PICK UP POSTERS AND FLYERS TO GET OUT THE VOTE FOR PROP 57! FRIDAY 11/04: 11AM - 3:30PM AT CHUCO'S JUSTICE CENTER or contact us at Link




VOTE YES ON PROP 57-CA Has More Prisons Than State Universities!

VOTE YES ON PROP 57!! Learn More:   California has the highest prison budget in the world, with more than 100,000 people in prison and thousands more in juvenile halls, jails, and youth prisons. By passing Prop 57, we can: (1) Protect youth from harmful transfers to adult court; (2) Link




Get On The Bus-OUTREACH TO PASS PROP 57!

JOIN US TOMORROW - OCTOBER 29, 2016 YOUTH ACROSS THE STATE WILL BE RIDING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TALKING TO PEOPLE ABOUT PROP 57   CREATE YOUR OWN FLYERS AND POSTERS OR PICK UP FLYERS FROM US CONTACT US FOR FYLERS: action@youth4justice.org   Election Day is Tuesday, Link