The Good Fight: 2020 Year in Review
In 2020, Human Rights for Kids led a national movement in state and federal courts, state legislatures, and in the U.S. Congress to protect the human rights of children in the U.S. Justice System. Our advocacy efforts helped lead to the passage of three new paradigm shifting laws in Virginia, the introduction of more than a dozen state bills, and two new bills in the U.S. Congress. We helped win a case in the Washington State Supreme Court which retroactively ended mandatory minimum/presumptive sentences for children prosecuted as adults. And we were once again back at the U.S. Supreme Court arguing on behalf of children who were convicted by an unconstitutional and racist Jim Crow-era law in Louisiana.