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  • Arkansas Member's Study Prompts Reform to Youth Detention Data Collection Procedures

    News Articles June 4, 2014

    Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF), an NJJN member, recently released a report titled, “Why Detention Is Not Always the Answer: A Closer Look at Youth Lock-Up in Arkansas.&rdquo...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | June, 2014

    News Articles May 28, 2014

    The New York Times recently ran two stirring editorials on justice reform. The first, titled, "A Model for Juvenile Justice Reform," focused on ending the use of solitary confinement for inca...

  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | June, 2014

    News Articles May 28, 2014

    NJJN Is Hiring! The National Juvenile Justice Network is hiring a state strategist for our office in Washington, DC. Apply now. Charleston, SC: The ACLU of South Carolina is looking for a one...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | May, 2014

    News Articles May 14, 2014

    On July 13–16, 2014, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges will hold its 77th Annual Conference “From Surviving to Thriving: Healthy Families, Healthy Courts” in...

  • Member Spotlight: Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy

    News Articles May 14, 2014

    This week we spoke with Terry Smith, the president and CEO of NJJN's newest member: the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA). We asked Terry about OICA's past and upcoming work in youth justic...

  • Meet the Fellows: LaShunda Hill

    News Articles May 14, 2014

    This month we spoke with LaShunda Hill, state strategist at the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (an NJJN Partner). She is a fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership Institute, a year-long p...

  • E-Newsletter: Maryland Passes Positive Legislation | May 6, 2014

    News Articles May 7, 2014

    Download our most recent e-newsletter here (PDF).  Here's what's inside: Maryland passes bill that expands judicial discretion to transfer youth from adult court to juvenile court; New NJJN ...

  • Webinar | School-Based Diversion for Youth With Mental Health Needs

    News Articles May 6, 2014

    Recorded May 29, 2014 This webinar profiled Connecticut’s school-based diversion programs, developed with help from the MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change initiative and technic...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | April 2014

    News Articles April 30, 2014

    Education in youth confinement facilities is woefully substandard--an issue that the Southern Education Foundation's recent report, "Just Learning: The Imperative to Transform Juvenile Justice ...

  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | April 30, 2014

    News Articles April 30, 2014

    New York, NY The Vera Institute of Justice is searching for the next director of its Center on Youth Justice. View the position description and application information. The Innocence Project in ...