Tools to Help You #VoteYouthJustice

September 25, 2018

This year's Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM) theme is #VoteYouthJustice. Here are some great tools and guides to help you get informed, get registered and get out the vote!

(Please note, all of these are nonpartisan resources designed for nonprofits, organizers and individuals.) If you have resources to add, please contact


Outreach to Candidates Running for Election in Your Community

The Campaign for Youth Justice

A great nonpartisan guide to connecting with candidates and becoming a more informed voter. You'll find easy-to-use tools and links as well.

Influencing Candidates for Office

National Juvenile Justice Network

This powerful guide helps youth justice advocates make sure our issues don’t get lost in the noise of election season. You’ll find tips to educate and engage both the community and the candidates themselves on the need for reform.

Your Vote is Your Voice:
Electoral Toolkit


Use this awesome toolkit to make sure candidates in your state understand the issues facing young people involved in the justice system, and are ready to work with young people and families if elected.

Guide to Hosting a Candidate Forum

Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC

Did you know you could host a nonpartisan candidate forum to urge candidates to address the topics you care about? Here are some tips.