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.

 
Momentum and challenges two years after Miller

Momentum and challenges two years after Miller

This week marks two years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. Alabama that it is unconstitutional to impose mandatory life-without-parole sentences upon children. The landmark ruling followed a series of recent decisions...

 
“No child is born bad,” CFSY youth justice advocate Xavier McElrath-Bey says in TEDx talk

“No child is born bad,” CFSY youth justice advocate Xavier McElrath-Bey says in TEDx talk

In “No child is born bad,” Xavier McElrath-Bey, youth justice advocate at the CFSY, discusses the violence and poverty he experienced as a child and how that led him to seek family connections in a...

 
Infographic Explores Brain Science and Childhood Trauma

Infographic Explores Brain Science and Childhood Trauma

Our newest infographic produced in collaboration with Participant Media showcases the differences between adolescent and adult brains as well as the lasting effects of childhood trauma. We know that children are different from adults, and...

 
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...