The Trespass Project Boldly Contributes to a Historic Youth Agenda

This morning, prominent progressive youth-led organizations unveiled a bold agenda, urging President Biden to “Finish the Job,” during a press conference at the House Triangle in Washington, D.C., alongside key allies in Congress.

Trespass Project Youth Agenda


This morning, prominent progressive youth-led organizations unveiled a bold agenda, urging President Biden to “Finish the Job,” during a press conference at the House Triangle in Washington, D.C., alongside key allies in Congress.

In a historic collaboration with GenZ for ChangeMarch for Our Lives, and the Sunrise Movement, the Trespass Project played a pivotal role in championing the criminal justice reform section of the groundbreaking ‘Finish the Job Youth Agenda.’ The initiative, presented this morning at a press conference in Washington, D.C., marks a collective effort by prominent progressive youth organizations to address critical issues affecting today’s youth.

One of the Trespass Project’s key proposals within the agenda was put forth by its founder, Cayden Brown. Brown suggested to President Biden the establishment of a White House Youth Justice Advisory Council, drawing structural inspiration from the White House Environmental Justice Council initiated with Executive Order 14008. This proposal seeks to revolutionize federal policies by amplifying the voices of young individuals across the nation, particularly those who have thrived within the proven success of Teen Courts. Brown emphasizes the importance of “recognizing [youth stewarding Teen Court programs’] unparalleled position to advise juvenile justice policy.”

Expressing gratitude for the opportunity to contribute, Brown emphasized the significance of the Trespass Project’s role in advocating for change in juvenile justice.

“It is an honor for the Trespass Project to stand alongside esteemed partners in conceiving this powerful youth agenda. In our focus, we advocated on behalf of the near 60,000 youth homed in US prisons and urged that the current state of juvenile injustice must also be recognized as a crisis, deserving a response of equal intensity,” said Brown.

The Trespass Project’s involvement in the ‘Finish the Job Youth Agenda’ exemplifies the power of collective advocacy in driving meaningful change. The organization remains steadfast in its dedication to challenging existing legal frameworks and fostering justice for marginalized youth.


Featured Image: Courtesy of the Sunrise Movement

Strategic Minds Behind the Agenda Document Writing: Cayden Brown, Frederick Bell, Lorielle Walker, and Cassidy Conley.

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