The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY) is a national nonprofit that leads efforts to ban life without parole and other extreme sentences for children. The CFSY is an equity-driven organization that explicitly works to dismantle the racial disparities, social injustices, and residual harms caused by the legal system. Through partnerships with advocacy organizations, businesses, and other stakeholders, the CFSY supports survivors of youth violence, those incarcerated as children who are still serving or have been released, and their respective families and communities.
Since its inception, CFSY has focused its efforts on the experience and policies impacting people given extreme sentences as children. We focus on this population to end the egregious sentences they have been given, to humanize the children easiest to demonize, and to catalyze reforms that dismantle mass incarceration.