$30,000 /2012, 2013
Maritza Galvez, Co- Chairperson
Youth Justice Coalition (YJC) is working to build a youth-led movement to 1) challenge race, gender, and class inequality in the Los Angeles County juvenile injustice system, 2) work to tear down a system that has ensured the massive lock-up of people of color, widespread police brutality and corruption, vast disregard for youth and communities’ Constitutional and human rights and 3) oppose the build-up of the world’s largest prison system. Hazen has been supporting Youth Justice Coalition’s work to drive change in the juvenile justice system in California during the past Strategic Plan. Hazen’s $30,000 core grants in 2012 and 2013 will support their continued effort to engage the young people most affected by the system to define and move reform.