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  • 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 ...

  • Webinar | Using Social Impact Bonds to Improve Juvenile Justice Outcomes

    News Articles April 30, 2014

    Recorded May 27, 2014 You may have heard about social impact bonds -- a new way of using private investment to address tough social problems. But how do they work? And now that communities in Britain...

  • Webinar | Common Cause for Youth Justice and Victims Rights Advocates

    News Articles April 14, 2014

    Recorded April 21, 2014 A new paradigm is emerging in the field of juvenile justice reform. The current system fails both youth who break the law and people harmed by crime. To arrive at a system tha...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | April 11, 2014

    News Articles April 11, 2014

    Marie Williams, executive director of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (an NJJN partner), recently penned a blog entry for Act-4-JJ's JJDPA Matters 40th Anniversary blog project. In the article, W...

  • Meet the Members: American Civil Liberties Union - Nevada

    News Articles April 10, 2014

    This week we spoke with Vanessa Spinazola and Deisy Hernandez about their work in youth justice reform at the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada (ACLU-NV), NJJN's newest member. What kind of wo...