Children should never be sentenced to die in prison

The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth is the national campaign working to end the practice
of sentencing children to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

 
2014 a turning point in our work

2014 a turning point in our work

Dear Friends, We observed five years of successful work this 2014, and in some ways, this has been a turning-point year. We saw three states eliminate life without parole as a sentencing option for children,...

 
The growing movement to end extreme sentences for youth

The growing movement to end extreme sentences for youth

This new video, “The growing movement to end extreme sentences for youth,” provides an overview of our successes during the five years since the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth was launched. Please watch and...

 
Former juvenile lifer discusses trauma, going to prison as a child and the importance of hope

Former juvenile lifer discusses trauma, going to prison as a child and the importance of hope

At 17, Sara Kruzan was sentenced to die in prison after she fatally shot the man who had sexually trafficked and physically abused her for years. In this interview with JJIE, Sara discusses the trauma...

 
Support The CFSY

Support The CFSY

The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth is dedicated to abolishing the practice of sentencing young people to life without parole. When you support our efforts to abolish this inhumane practice, which declares people...