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  • Washington State Moves to Block the School-to-Prison Pipeline

    News Articles October 31, 2016

    This year marks more progress in Washington State in shutting down the pipeline that pushes young people into the justice system. New legislation this year builds on reforms passed in 2013 through the...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | October 2016

    News Articles October 31, 2016

    Member and Fellow News Amir Whitaker of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Florida office (an NJJN member) co-authored a piece with actor Jesse Williams for TIME magazine on the school-to-prison p...

  • California Advocates Help Pass a Rush of Reform Bills

    News Articles October 31, 2016

    NJJN members in California had a lot to be proud of this year, as their advocacy contributed to the passage of a number of bills reforming the youth justice system. Member organizations involved in fi...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update | October 2016

    News Articles October 31, 2016

    Pushing for a Floor Vote on the Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act (JJDPA)  On Sept. 22, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill updating the nation's landmark f...

  • Webinar: Confidentiality of Youth in the Justice System

    News Articles September 30, 2016

    BROADCAST OCTOBER 6, 2016 Why does confidentiality matter? Public knowledge of a youth’s records can have profound consequences for them, including erecting barriers to education, employm...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update | September 2016

    News Articles September 23, 2016

    The House Passes the Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act (JJDPA) Reauthorization!On Sept. 8th, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced the bipartisa...

  • Arizona Youth Being Tried as Adults Can Now be Held in Juvenile Facilities

    News Articles September 21, 2016

    NOTE: An earlier version of this story said that shackling was "banned" -- this is incorrect. It was significantly restricted. NJJN regrets the error. This year, the Children’s Action Allia...

  • NJJN Fellow Tracey Tucker Works to Ensure Kids Get Services, Not a Label

    News Articles September 21, 2016

    Recently, we spoke with Tracey Tucker, currently a social worker for the Richland County Public Defender’s Office in South Carolina. She was a 2015-2016 fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | September 2016

    News Articles September 21, 2016

    Member News "Why is Arkansas Flailing in Juvenile Justice? Blame the good guys," The Marshall Project, August 8, 2016. Paul Kelly, of NJJN member Arkansas Advocates for Children and Fam...

  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | September 2016

    News Articles September 20, 2016

    FELLOWSHIPS National Apply now for a Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship. This year, there is a new Youth Activist Fellowship for 18- 25-year-olds. The application process is streamlined...