Matt Gritzmacher2018-02-01 16:27:492018-02-28 22:19:36Does your state still use life-without-parole sentences for kids?
26 states still have life-without-parole sentences for kids on the books and are using these extreme sentences in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court directives in Miller v. Alabama and Montgomery v. Louisiana.
Matt Gritzmacher2018-01-25 15:54:392018-02-28 22:12:40Two years after Montgomery, progress and work to be done
On January 25, 2016 – two years ago today – the United States Supreme Court decided Montgomery v. Louisiana, giving hope and a chance for life outside of prison to individuals sentenced to life without parole for offenses committed as children.
josue2017-12-18 18:54:452018-02-16 20:49:01California mother gets busy during Juvenile Justice Week of Faith and Healing
For Esi Mathis of California, the 2012 Juvenile Justice Week of Faith and Healing was the first time she ever spoke publicly about her involvement in the effort…
josue2017-12-18 18:54:452018-02-16 20:48:49Featured Story
In 1987, 16-year-old Antonio Espree, a close friend of his, and an innocent bystander were shot during a drug-related dispute in Ypsilanti, MI. Antonio was the only…
Matt Gritzmacher2017-11-07 23:01:522018-02-14 20:34:09CFSY Honors Eric Holder, Lucy Lee Helm, Anita Colon, and Eric Alexander at Healing & Hope
THANK YOU, to all who made last night such a great success. We were so proud to host former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., Starbucks Chief Partner Officer…
Matt Gritzmacher2017-10-12 12:01:342018-02-16 18:40:54California becomes 20th state to abolish life-without-parole sentences for children
Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed into law a bill that bans sentencing children to life without parole in the state of California. The sentence of life…