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  • Federal Update - July 2022

    News Articles July 29, 2022

    Senators Murray and Wyden Investigate Four Major Companies Operating Youth Residential Treatment Facilities  On July 22nd, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on...

  • July 2022 Roundup

    News Articles July 29, 2022

    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...

  • Congratulations to the 2021 YJLI Cohort

    News Articles July 28, 2022

    Dear 2021 YJLI Cohort,   Congratulations on completing the 2021-2022 Youth Justice Leadership Institute program!   Thank you for your commitment to YJLI. Stayin in community wi...

  • YJLI Fellow Porsche Phelps Works to Put Youth at the Leadership Table

    News Articles July 28, 2022

    What got you into youth justice reform?    When I was a child in Seattle, I dealt with the foster care and juvenile justice systems and then, as a teenager, experienced homelessness...

  • Focusing on racial justice and systemic reform helped advocates raise the minimum age in Maryland.

    News Articles July 28, 2022

    Earlier this year the state of Maryland passed a major youth justice reform bill thanks to the hard work of advocates who comprised the Maryland Youth Justice Coalition, including NJJN member the As...

  • Anti-Racism Resource: Movement Building and Youth Justice

    News Articles June 30, 2022

    Our youth justice movement ultimately aims to create safety for whole communities so that young people are free to grow into the beauty of their full selves. Achieving such a vision means understand...

  • June 2022 Roundup

    News Articles June 30, 2022

    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 jurisdicti...

  • Maine Advocates Stand Ready to Help State Strengthen its Community Mental Health Supports

    News Articles June 29, 2022

    Ensuring youth with mental health disabilities have access to community-based care is the research-proven solution to supporting their mental health needs (see infographic). This month, The Departme...

  • YJLI Fellow Derrell Frazier Uses Personal Experience to Drive Youth Justice Advocacy

    News Articles June 29, 2022

    What got you into youth justice reform?  I got involved in this justice work because not only was I directly impacted by the youth legal system at a very young age, but a lot of my peers w...

  • Federal Update - June 2022

    News Articles June 28, 2022

    Congress Passes Bipartisan Safer Communities Act  In response to the tragic Uvalde school shooting, Congress passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (S. 2938) and President Biden s...