Our Work


Promoting Justice for All Youth Requires Transforming Systems of Injustice

Through systemic reform efforts, The Gault Center seeks to disrupt the harmful impacts of the legal system on children, families, and communities; decriminalize adolescence, particularly where youth of color are treated disparately; and ensure the constitutional protections of counsel for all young people in court.

The Gault Center partners with defenders, governments, philanthropic foundations, and advocacy organizations at the local, state, and national levels in a variety of ways to effectuate reforms that strengthen youth defense systems and encourage developmentally appropriate practices.

Policy advocacy can take many forms:

The Gault Center is committed to helping state systems and lawyers do better for all youth, by lifting up children’s defense and due process protections.