Child and Youth Ombudsperson
“I define community as what affects the future for all of us; the wellness of our children. Opportunities are everywhere. Justice for all children!”
– Rob Mason, founding Board Member, zealous children’s advocate, and life long juvenile justice system change agent
Our Priorities in Juvenile Justice System Reform:
- Disrupt pipelines to the juvenile and criminal justice systems
- Develop alternatives to prosecution and detention
- Promote community over incarceration
- Improve conditions of confinement
- Address re-entry needs and process
Our Priorities in Child Serving System Reform:
- Access to the supports and services children and youth need in the community, including civil legal representation and services/supports to meet their mental, behavioral, learning, and developmental needs
- Improved coordination across systems
Creating Second Chances
Juvenile records matter and can having lasting impacts on children and their families. Children, families, community members, and stakeholders need to understand the collateral consequences of juvenile justice involvement.
If you would like to learn more or schedule a community-base training on the collateral consequences of juvenile justice involvement, contact us at email@example.com.