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#FreeOurYouth Webinar

You are invited to Maine Youth Justice’s #FreeOurYouth Webinar on Tuesday, May 19, 4-5:30pm.

Come learn about Maine Youth Justice’s response to COVID-19, our demands for community reinvestment and learn how you can contribute to creating a new normal: a state where we spend millions of public dollars for youth and communities to get what they need to thrive, instead of prisons and cages.

Join us to:

Learn about our mutual aid work led by recently released youth

Hear from our Youth Steering Committee about the campaigns goals and projects

Take action to build a world without youth prisons and invest $18 million into community


Maine Youth Justice calls on Governor Mills to release all youth at Long Creek during the COVID19 crisis

Maine Youth Justice calls on Governor Janet Mills, the Maine Department of Corrections, and Maine Judicial Branch to immediately halt new admissions to Long Creek Youth Development Center and initiating the removal of youth from Long Creek, county jails, and prisons across the state.

Read our letter to the Governor here.