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February/March 2022 Roundup

March 15, 2022
Courtney M. McSwain

NJJN Campaigns:

#RaisetheFloor #UncuffKids
A campaign to raise the minimum age of juvenile court jurisdiction across the states. NJJN endorses a minimum age of court jurisdiction of 14, in alignment with the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child. See our latest policy platform, toolkit and resources page.  

#ShutDownSequel #StopSequel 
A campaign to shut down the for-profit youth facility management company, Sequel Youth and Family Services. NJJN Members and partners with information or interested in investigating Sequel in your state, please email info@njjn.org 

Narrative Watch: We’re monitoring these narratives and storylines with our members who are taking action in their states.

Criminalizing Kids & Youth Justice Advances Rollbacks: 


Jobs/Fellowship/Funding Opportunities

  • Funding: Riley’s Way Foundation’s Call for Kindness offers young leaders the chance to participate in a dynamic leadership development fellowship and win up to $3,000 in funding for a project of their own that inspires kindness and strengthens their local, national, or global communities. Youth leaders ages 13-22 are invited to submit projects tackling anything from equity and social justice issues to building meaningful connections within their school or community specifically focused on mental health. Each project is required to have both a partner organization and an adult mentor. The partner organization will act as your fiscal sponsor and will receive the grant on your behalf. They must be a 501(c)(3), which means they can be either a non-partner organization or a school partner. Read more.  

  • Job: Human Rights for Kids seeks applicants for a remote, part-time position of Policy Counsel or Child Rights Advocate to support its work advocating for the advancement of human rights protections for children in the criminal legal system. Read more  

  • Job: I Am Why is hiring two co-executive directors. The co-executive directors will help further develop I Am Why’s model of shared power in organizational structure, enhance communications and strategy, and lead our fundraising and growth. The co-executive directors will also provide general oversight and direction for the organization. The positions are remote and full-time and may be filled intergenerationally, consistent with I Am Why’s intergenerational leadership model. Applications will be accepted through April 3. 

  • Job: The Sentencing Project is hiring a Director of Youth Justice responsible for spearheading the implementation and ongoing development of The Sentencing Project’s robust advocacy and research strategy around our youth justice priorities. Read more.

Share your news in next month's roundup! Send articles to mcswain@njjn.org 

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