Justice for Young Families (J4YF) is a long-term policy initiative to promote the health, equity, opportunity and dignity of young families, informed by their experiences and by organizations and individuals that work with and/or serve young families to raise the most pressing needs of young mothers and fathers and change how they are perceived and treated. Justice for Young Families is an example of work that amplifies Strong Families – a 10-year Initiative to ensure every family has the rights, recognition, and resources it needs to thrive.
CLRJ believes that in order to address adolescent childbearing and parenting in the Latina/o community and beyond, we must collectively start to change the discourse and norms to include youth sexuality and health needs from a perspective that acknowledges young people’s rights to education, access, autonomy and opportunities.
To learn more, download our J4YF Publications:
Justice for Young Families Statement of Principles Poster
Justice for Young Families Principles & Praxis Booklet