To improve the lives of vulnerable children and families through legal representation and advocacy in the courts, legislature, schools and community.
Bottom Line for Portland
Youth, Rights & Justice represents children and parents involved in Oregon’s foster care and juvenile justice systems. Our clients are underserved—all come from low-income families, and nearly half are children of color. Since March, YRJ has intensified our advocacy efforts. Seeing the challenges imposed by distance learning, we broadened our SchoolWorks program to ensure that all child clients receive support to succeed in school. In the juvenile justice system, we’re proposing reforms that combat systemic racism and remove barriers to successful adulthood.
Every donor who gives $25 or more to YRJ through the Give!Guide will receive a free taco from ¿Por Qué No?
Every donor who gives $25 or more to YRJ through the Give!Guide will receive a buy-one-get-one-free scoop at What’s the Scoop? ice cream shop.
“This is the biggest cause. If we cannot help our kids and families, we have no hope for our future. They deserve the absolute best, and Youth, Rights & Justice is the absolute best.” —Janet Steverson, professor, Lewis & Clark Law School, and
board member and past board president, Youth, Rights & Justice