Fair Sentencing for Youth

 

   

CARES

CARES for Youth (Californians Advocating for Reform of Extreme Sentences for Youth) is a coalition of family, friends, and community members dedicated to establishing fair sentencing for all youth. We support one another, educate ourselves and others, seek healing for victims and communities, and mobilize to change how California treats young people.

CARES members are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends, spouses, and significant others of youth sentenced to extreme sentences, and many others who care about human rights and how California treats its youth. We meet, mostly by phone, for support and action. We work together to change how California treats young people accused of crimes.

Join us every first and third Tuesday of the month for a telephone call meeting for family members and friends of youth sentenced to adult prison terms. It’s an hour of sharing and learning, and everyone is welcome to attend! Just call in at 8pm to: (805) 399-1000, and use the code: 817682#

Learn more by going to www.caresforyouth.org and sign up there to get involved. Or, if you would like to join send an email to: ecalvin@hrw.org.  Put “Joining CARES” in the subject line, and put your full address, phone number, and email in the text of the email.

Supporters of fair sentencing for youth march on the capitol

Supporters of fair sentencing for youth march on the capitol

Senator Yee speaks at a vigil

A vigil to remember all those affected by violence and a broken criminal justice system: victims, families of victims and youth, community members, and youth sentenced to adult prison terms.

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