Older Youth & Young Adult Justice

CDF-NY’s advocacy includes researching best practices for justice system involved, older youth and young adults (18-24) and ensuring they receive needed supports to adequately address their needs and prevent re-entry into the justice system. This advocacy also includes efforts to improve conditions for adolescents and young adults in adult correctional settings, including efforts to remove youth from any form of harmful punitive segregation, such as solitary confinement, and efforts to improve age-appropriate programming for older youth and young adults in adult correctional settings.