A Statement from YRJ

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Now, more than ever, we need to listen. To black mothers, living with constant and well-founded fear that child protective services will remove their children. To black parents, who must explain to their children the brutality and inhumanity of the … Read More

The Criminal Justice Reform Clinic at Lewis & Clark Law School Serves Youth in OYA’s Closed Correctional Facilities Through its Youth Legal Clinic

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  I. The Youth Legal Clinic The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) recognized the need for incarcerated youth to have more legal information about their constitutional rights and increased access to the courts. Subsequently, OYA reached out to the Criminal Justice … Read More

Trump Administration Continues to Pursue Indefinite Detention of Migrant Families

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In April 2018, the Trump Administration announced a new “zero-tolerance” policy intended to ramp up criminal prosecution of people caught entering the U.S. illegally. Soon after the announcement of the zero-tolerance policy, reports surfaced that unauthorized immigrant parents traveling with their children were being criminally prosecuted and separated from their children… Read More

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