EIN 27-3761788

The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

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CFSY demands an end to life without parole and advocates for fair treatment of children in the justice system.
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Program areas at The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

Movement building - cfsy serves as The national hub for all those working to end The practice of Sentencing Youth to die in prison. Cfsy prioritizes outreach to, engagement of, and leadership development, for those who are directly impacted by The policies. Cfsy works to achieve reforms by engaging those serving juvenile life without parole, their families, and The families of victims of violence committed by Youth. This includes The incarcerated children's advocacy network ("ican"), a first-of-its-kind national network of individuals formerly incarcerated as Youth. These individuals are experts who demonstrate through their advocacy and public education efforts that children - even those convicted of serious crimes - can mature and become positive members of society. Alongside ican members, cfsy convenes and coordinates, among its partners around The country, in order to ensure all those involved in this effort have The opportunity to communicate and work together strategically toward a common goal.
Communications - cfsy uses public education tools that include its website, social media, op/eds, and print media to strategically educate decision makers and those that influence them about The practice of Sentencing children to die in prison, and The need for age-appropriate alternatives. Cfsy coordinates with partner organizations to ensure a shared strategy that maximizes its impact.
Legal and policy - cfsy partners with advocacy organizations and individuals pursuing Fair, age-appropriate alternatives to life-without-parole for Youth. Cfsy organizes calls; travels to relevant states for meetings; provides tools such as Campaign strategy advice, talking points, infographics, and communications trainings; and otherwise brings to bear its issue expertise, technical assistance, research and studies to support The case for reform. Cfsy prioritizes efforts in jurisdictions where it sees an opportunity for national precedent to be set and where its value-add can make a significant difference. In these jurisdictions, cfsy works alongside its partners to implement effective reform strategies. Cfsy also partners with attorneys pursuing Fair, ageappropriate alternatives to life-without-parole for Youth. Cfsy provides partners with amicus support, resources and tools, media relations support, and sharing of best practices.
Strategic partnerships - cfsy brings diverse partners proximate to ican and other communities directly impacted by extreme Sentencing to provide The resources necessary for people who are returning home from lengthy incarceration, and their families and neighborhoods, to thrive. Cfsy develops partnerships that increase access to a range of relevant supports to restore communities that have been adversely impacted by The practice of extreme prison Sentencing of our Youth.
Equity leadership - cfsy recognizes that racism, misogyny, and class and gender oppression are embedded in The very foundation of The united states - this includes The social, economic, and political institutions; but especially within The juvenile and criminal legal systems. Because cfsy is an equity driven organization, cfsy offers and requires diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings, workshops, and shared learning exercises for cfsy staff and board members. The cfsy also affirmatively centers those most directly impacted by Youth Sentencing throughout The organization and on The board.

Grants made by The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Louisiana Center for Children's RightsTo Support Implementation of the Supreme Court Decision in Montgomery V. Louisiana$150,000

Who funds The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA)General$1,050,000
The Tow FoundationWellness/community Care Program Expansion$350,000
Wellspring Philanthropic FundOperating Support$300,000
...and 28 more grants received totalling $3,215,222

Personnel at The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

Crystal CarpenterchiefChief Advocacy and Engagement Manager
Crystal CarpenterChief Program and Strategy Officer
Xavier McElrath-BeyCurrent Executive Director$160,000
Matthew GritzmacherFinance and Compliance Director
Eddie ElliscoCo - Director of Outreach and Member Services
...and 9 more key personnel

Financials for The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$4,008,760
Program services$2,559
Investment income and dividends$5,243
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-868
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$4,015,694

Form 990s for The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-10-19990View PDF
2021-122022-10-17990View PDF
2020-122021-09-16990View PDF
2019-122020-11-25990View PDF
2018-122019-06-19990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
December 3, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
November 27, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
October 22, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $1,050,000 from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA)
August 20, 2023
Received grants
Identified 21 new grant, including a grant for $350,000 from The Tow Foundation
July 30, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
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FairsSocial advocacy organizationsCharities
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General information
1319 F St NW 303
Washington, DC 20004
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(202) 289-4670
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
N52: Fair, County and Other
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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