MEMPHIS and Shelby COunty

Incarcerated Youth Leadership Program

A group of incarcerated youth from Memphis, TN seeking solutions to prevent other young people from ending up in America's jails and prisons.

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth

U of M, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Institute for Health Law & Policy

Shelby County Public Defender 

JIFF: Juvenile Intervention & Faith-based Follow-up

JIFF serves Memphis youth by providing skills, support and direction to break the destructive cycle of criminal behavior.

Just City
“We advocate for strong, consistent adult and children’s right to counsel policies and accelerate community-driven solutions to the problems presented by the criminal justice system.”

ACE Center Shelby County

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Center Task Force of Shelby County is a team of 40 local leaders dedicated to transforming the way our medical systems and policies address health and behavioral outcomes for all citizens.

Lifeline to Success

Provides support to ex-offenders, enabling men and women to reenter society and have a positive impact in their communities by removing the negative perceptions that are associated with a criminal record. 

Mid-South Peace & Justice Center

"Our mission is to engage, organize and mobilize communities to realize social justice through nonviolent action." The center facilitates a youth-led juvenile justice conference and is working with the juvenile court to identify neighborhood-based opportunities for court-ordered community service.

The Healing Center
Emotional Fitness & FACES (Family Advocate Center and Empowerment Services)

The Arc Mid-South
Resources for children and families managing mental health, behavioral health, and disabilities.

Countywide Juvenile Justice Consortium

Juvenile Court of Shelby County
Judge Dan Michael
Child Support Services Division

Shelby County Sheriff's Office

Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative

JDAI promotes changes to policies, practices and programs to decrease the number of youth unnecessarily detained, reduce racial disparities and bias, discourage failures to appear in court, and improve the juvenile justice system in Shelby County.



Juvenile Justice Organizations

U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
Center for Children’s Law and Policy, Washington, DC

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

Juvenile Law Center

Incarcerated Children's Advocacy Network
Campaign for Youth Justice
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Information Network
National Juvenile Justice Network
National Youth Screening and Assessment Partners
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Children’s Defense Fund
Center for Juvenile Justice Reform

Project NIA

Community Organizers

Alternatives to Violence Project

Critical Resistance

Free Alabama Movement

Prison Activist Resource Center

Mental Health
National Academy for State Health Policy
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Educating Jane
Girls, Incorporated

American Institutes for Research
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings
Correctional Education Association (CEA)
The National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk
U.S. Department of Education

Health Care
American Public Health Association
National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC)

Adult Corrections
American Correctional Association (ACA)
Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA)
Bureau of Justice Assistance
National Institute of Corrections
National Institute of Justice

Prison Legal News

The Real Cost of Prisons Project

Disproportionate Minority Confinement
Disproportionate Minority Contact State Relations and Assistance Division, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
W. Haywood Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness and Equity