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  • Colorado, Los Angeles Set Serious Restrictions on Solitary Confinement of Youth

    News Articles May 31, 2016

    ColoradoColorado recently passed a bill approving increased restrictions on the use of solitary confinement for  young people in custody. H.B. 1328 will primarily do three things: Create time ...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update | June 2016

    News Articles May 31, 2016

    Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act (JJDPA)The JJDPA remains stalled in the Senate due to Senator Tom Cotton’s (R-AR) hold on S. 1169, the bill to reauthorize the JJDPA, whi...

  • Progress Report: Michigan and Ohio Reforms

    News Articles May 26, 2016

    MichiganIn the last week of April 2016, Michigan’s House of Representatives passed a comprehensive package of 20 bills aimed at reforming the state’s youth justice system. The reforms in...

  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | May 2016

    News Articles May 25, 2016

    NJJN IS HIRING! NJJN is soliciting applications for a communications and development associate. The position is located at our national office in Washington, D.C. Learn more and apply.   ...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | May 2016

    News Articles May 18, 2016

    NJJN News: "Missed Chances to Help a Troubled Youth," Sarah Bryer, Letter to the Editor, The Washington Post, May 22, 2016. Member and Partner News: "Mothers at the Gate: How a Powerful Famil...

  • When Your Child is Incarcerated, How Do You Feel on Mother's Day?

    News Articles May 6, 2016

    We at Justice for Families (J4F) have welcomed the greater focus on the impact of incarceration. As families, we have long understood that system involvement is somewhat like running into a giant spid...

  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | April 2016

    News Articles April 27, 2016

    NJJN is hiring! We're looking for a Communications and Development Program Associate - click to view the position description and application information.  Charlotte, VA: JustChildren - L...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update | April 2016

    News Articles April 26, 2016

    Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act (JJDPA) – Youth Call on Congress to ActOn Wednesday, April 20, several youth from around the country came to DC to tell their stories to membe...

  • Words Unlocked

    News Articles April 26, 2016

    Words Unlocked is a poetry contest for incarcerated youth run by the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings and Christy Sampson-Kelly (a Youth Justice Leadership Institute alum and ...

  • Kansas Passes Reform Bill Emphasizing Decarceration of Youth

    News Articles April 25, 2016

    On April 11, 2016, Kansas’ governor signed a massive youth justice reform bill (S.B. 367) into law. The bill makes significant changes to state policy at nearly every point of contact with the y...