CAP has partnered with child rights organizations around the country to reform juvenile justice policies, including through support of litigation.
Below are some of the most recent Amicus Briefs related to juvenile justice signed onto by CAP Director Elizabeth Bartholet and CAP Assistant Director, Crisanne Hazen.
- Juvenile Law Center amicus brief for Tinsley v. McKay (also known as B.K. v. McKay), Case 17-17501 & 17-17502 in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, July 6, 2018
- Support for Juvenile Law Center Brief of Amici Curiae in Tyson Timbs and a 2012 Land Rover LR2 v. State of Indiana, No. 17-1091, in the United States Supreme Court, September 11, 2018
- Support for Respondent, Lee Boyd Malvo, in the Juvenile Law Center et al.’s Brief of Amici Curiae in Randall Mathena, Warden, v. Lee Boyd Malvo, United States Supreme Court, August 27, 2019.
- Amicus curiae letter to Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth in support of Petitioners’ Request for Further Appellate Review in Marianne Baptiste Individually and as Legal Guardian and Next Friend to Gregory Williams, Jr. and Gregory Williams, Sr. v. Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (FAR-27501), May 29, 2020.
The Child Advocacy Program works with social change partners nationwide to move juvenile justice causes forward.
- CAP signs in support of the HEROES Act (May 20, 2020)
- CAP supports the Justice for Juveniles Act, passed unanimously in the House (September 22, 2020)
In addition, CAP periodically hosts events to bring attention to critical juvenile justice issues. To learn more about juvenile justice-related lunch talks and guest speaker events, visit the CAP Events page.