We seek to transform New Jersey's youth incarceration system into a community-based system of care and close the State's three youth prisons.


New Jersey’s incarcerated youth are at risk during the COVID19 virus pandemic. The Institute asked Governor Murphy to protect them.


Almost 130 organizations have signed a letter to Gov. Murphy and other elected officials calling for transformative youth justice. Contact us if you want to add your organization!


Read Institute's Letter to Governor Murphy Opposing New Youth Prisons.


Read our Vision Report: "Investing in Kids, Not Prisons: The Urgency of Transformative Youth Justice Reform in New Jersey."


View New Jersey’s youth prison plan here.


TAKE ACTION HERE to transform youth justice in New Jersey.