Fair Sentencing for Youth




Let’s stop trying youth

under 16 as adults in California.

Tell Governor Brown to sign SB 1391.

  Please write a letter to Governor Brown in support of SB 1391.

Take this template to create a personalized letter, or just sign and send one of these simple letters to show your support! Organizations may find a template here.
Want to learn more about SB 1391 and why California should never send another 14- or 15–year-old to adult court again? Click here.


  Pick up your phone and call the Governor’s office.

Call Governor Brown’s office in Sacramento at the following number:
(916) 445-2841

Something like this is all you’ll have to say:
Hello, my name is __________.  I ask that the Governor sign SB 1391 into law.  I believe that 14- and 15-year-olds should be kept in the juvenile system.”
That’s it! (They may ask for your address.) 


 Post on social media.

Use Twitter and mention the Governor: @JerryBrownGov
Here are some samples tweets you can use:

  • .@JerryBrownGov Keep kids under 16 from being tried as adults & sentenced to life in prison. Please sign #SB1391 into law! http://fairsentencingforyouth.org/take-action/
  • .@JerryBrownGov – CA should protect 14- and 15-year-olds from going to the adult system. Please support children’s access to rehabilitation and sign #SB1391 into law.
  • .@JerryBrownGov – Saving youth from the adult system is smart justice and has been proven to reduce recidivism. Please sign #SB1391 into law.


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