CARES 4 YOUTH
Californians Advocating for Reform of
Extreme Sentences for Youth
CARES 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.
Photo: CARES members and supporters of fair sentencing for youth march in Sacramento.
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.
Learn more by going to www.caresforyouth.org and sign up there to get involved. Or, send an email if you would like to join to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Joining CARES” in the subject line, and put your full address, phone number, and email in the text of the email.
Photo above: Senator Yee speaks at a vigil to remember all those affected: victims, families of victims and youth, community members, and youth sentenced to life without parole.