Older Youth & Young Adult Justice

CDF-NY’s advocacy includes considering the unique needs of justice system involved older youth and young adults and ensuring they receive appropriate supports to adequately address their needs and prevent re-entry into the justice system. This advocacy also encompasses efforts to improve conditions for adolescents and young adults in adult correctional settings, including removing youth from harmful segregation practices, such as solitary confinement, and improving age-appropriate programming for older youth and young adults in adult correctional settings.