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NJJN Awards Micro-Grants to Members Responding to COVID-19

December 17, 2020

Washington, DC (December 17, 2020) — Today the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) announced that 20 of its member organizations will receive a $1,000 micro-grant to support their COVID-19 youth justice response work. NJJN awarded micro-grants to
 its organizational members in good standing that met the following criteria:  
  1. The top remaining finalists who applied but did not receive funds through NJJN’s COVID-19 Youth Justice Response Fund administered earlier this year; and 
  2. NJJN member organizations who responded to a members survey about their COVID-19 response work.  
“Advocates in our network have been working tirelessly to ensure states are prioritizing the health and well-being of incarcerated youth as they respond to COVID-19,” said K. Ricky Watson, Jr., Executive Director of NJJN.  
“Earlier this year, with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, NJJN awarded $350,000 in grant funding to five organizations heavily engaged in advocacy around youth decarceration. Today, we’re grateful that we can provide additional funding for our members who are supporting justice-involved youth and their families. Our goal is to ensure justice-involved youth are not forgotten during this time,” Watson said.  
NJJN’s COVID-19 micro-grants will be used in a variety of ways - such as providing computers and Wi-Fi hotspots for families to virtually visit with youth in detention, stipends for youth organizers or other community needs. Stay tuned for a full list of micro-grant recipients coming soon.
To learn more about NJJN’s COVID-19 youth justice response, view the additional resources below or email info@njjn.org.  

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