Youth, Rights & Justice


Youth, Rights & Justice advances the rights of children, parents, and families through advocacy in the courts, schools, legislature, and community.

Bottom Line for Portland

Youth, Rights & Justice is a true social change agency actively working to transform the systems that keep our society inequitable and unjust. Funds raised through Willamette Week’s Give!Guide will support programs that serve children and families as well as systems-change work that impacts Oregonians across the state. This work is carried out through a multi-faceted approach that includes legal defense in the juvenile delinquency and child welfare systems, an Expunction Clinic, our SchoolWorks program, and Family Defense Project


"Youth, Rights & Justice has been instrumental in passing legislation to get juveniles on the right path. Through public policy efforts and innovative programs, YRJ addresses structural inequities in the juvenile justice, dependency, and education systems."

Senator Michael Dembrow

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The mission of Youth, Rights & Justice is rooted in creating equity for children and families who have experienced marginalization and oppression by the child welfare, juvenile justice, and education systems. Equity is one of our core values and we actively take steps to counter the racism and bias that permeate these systems. We seek opportunities to ensure those most affected have a significant role in decision-making.


Every donor who gives $25 or more to YRJ will receive:


• Every donor under 36 who gives $25 or more to YRJ will receive a sticker or pin from See See Motor Coffee Co. 


Plus the first 30 donations of $50 made during the last week of the campaign (December 26-31) will be matched, up to $1,500, thanks to ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria.


¿Por Qué No? Taqueria is known for their tacos, with recipes spanning across the Oaxaca region of Mexico to the Pacific Coast; they use sustainable practices and seasonal ingredients. This is the third year that ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria has supported YRJ in the Give!Guide.

Fino Bistro & Pizzeria is a positive, inclusive neighborhood restaurant. Thank you to Fino Bistro & Pizzeria for their second year of support for YRJ. 

See See Motor Coffee was and is a grassroots movement of keeping motorcycling alive and well in the Pacific Northwest. This is the first year that See See has partnered with YRJ in the Give!Guide.

Thank you to ¿Por Qué No? Taqueria, Fino Bistro & Pizzeria, and See See Motor Coffee Co. for supporting the work of Youth, Rights & Justice. 

$20,326 raised of $28,000 goal
206 donations
73% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1975

Tax ID: 930900864

Youth, Rights & Justice is in the Civil & Human Rights category which is sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine.

They're a medium-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co. and Washington Co.

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