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 >

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THIS VALENTINE’S DAY – SHOW THE YOUTH SOME LOVE!

THIS VALENTINE’S DAY – SHOW THE YOUTH SOME LOVE! YOUNG PEOPLE CALL ON LOS ANGELES CITY OFFICIALS TO REIMAGINE PUBLIC SAFETY THROUGH AN INVESTMENT IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT   WHEN: 11AM, Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2017   WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall West Link




Wednesday 2/08/17 Next Coalition Meeting to Make AB2298 and SB458 Real and Challenge Harmful “Gang Suppression” Policies

PLEASE JOIN US WEDNESDAY, 2/08/17 TO CONITNUE TO MAKE AB2298 AND SB458 REAL, TO PUSH FOR ADDITIONAL LEGISLATIVE VICTORIES THIS YEAR, AND TO BUILD A STATEWIDE COALITION TO CHALLENGE GANG DATABASES, GANG INJUNCTIONS, GANG ENHANCEMENTS, AND DEPORTATION/CRIMMIGRATION. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, Link




YJC Priorities For L.A. Sheriffs Department Civilian Oversight

  The Youth Justice Coalition recommends ESTABLISHMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THESE ESSENTIAL POWERS FOR OVERSIGHT OF THE L.A. SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT: 1. POWER TO ESTABLISH POLICY FOR THE DEPARTMENT 2. POWER TO REVIEW AND FINALIZE THE LASD BUDGET THAT IS PRESENTED TO THE BOARD OF Link




Sign On to Letter for Strong Regulations on Racial and Identity Profiling Data Collection

SIGN ON TO LETTER FOR STRONG REGULATIONS TO END RACIAL & IDENTITY PROFILING BY LAW ENFORCEMENT IN CALIFORNIA RESPONSE TO DRAFT REGULATIONS GOVERNING DATA COLLECTION CREATED BY THE STATE RACIAL AND IDENTITY PROFILING ADVISORY BOARD CREATED BY AB 953 Please sign on your Link




First 100 Days Under Trump – Day 2, 1/21/17 – Erasing Civil Rights, Expanding Police and Vigilante Rights

Today's Report: Trump Administration's "Law and Order" Policing Priorities   The Youth Justice Coalition has been monitoring the threats of Donald Trump, his advisors and appointees regarding what his administration will mean for youth and community criminalization, policing, Link




Thursday Night (1/12/17) – LA Hearing of CA State’s Racial and Identity Profiling Board

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12TH, 6:00PM-8:00PM:   SPEAK OUT ON THE NEED FOR STRONG REGULATIONS TO END RACIAL & IDENTITY PROFILING BY LAW ENFORCEMENT IN CALIFORNIA-HEARING OF THE STATE RACIAL AND IDENTITY PROFILING ADVISORY BOARD CREATED BY AB 953.   Location: CAL STATE LOS Link




Wednesday 1/11/17 Next Coalition Meeting to Help End The War On Youth!

BECAUSE OF ALL YOUR HARD WORK... IN 2017, 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 Link




Nominate Representatives to the YJC 2017-2019 Board of Directors

Please nominate representatives to the YJC 2017-2019 Board Of Directors by January 12th. Use the nomination form by clicking on the link below to submit your nominees. (You can nominate yourself.) www.surveymonkey.com/r/WQVPZJP Thank Link




Please Support the Youth Justice Coalition Before 2016 Ends

Before the end of 2016, please consider supporting the work of the Youth Justice Coalition. You can make contributions online HERE: bit.ly/YJCGives Or by mail to PO Box 73688, LA CA 90003; or contact us for pick-up, info@youth4justice.org. You can also contact us for a connection to Link




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