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…A people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.—James Madison

Welcome to Youth For Justice!

Youth for Justice (YFJ) is a consortium of national law-related education (LRE) organizations. Since 1979, YFJ has implemented programs and initiatives that develop a commitment to the rule of law and to civic responsibility among young people. We provide youth with opportunities for meaningful participation in their communities. We involve them in programs that address national issues, and we teach them strategies to avoid delinquent behavior. We promote training, curricular materials, and other resources to professionals who work with America’s youth.

The YFJ partners work in collaboration with a national network of state-based LRE organizations. Together, we work in partnership with legal, educational, governmental, and community groups in schools, juvenile justice centers, and community settings throughout the nation. YFJ is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention.

What's New at Youth For Justice

We've just launched the new Directory of Law-Related Programs; please add your organization to it at your earliest convenience. And check back soon for more updates to our newly redesigned website!