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  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update | December 18, 2015

    News Articles December 18, 2015

    House Appropriations Committee Increases Funding Proposed for Juvenile JusticeThe House Appropriations Committee released its fiscal year 2016 omnibus appropriations bill on Dec. 16th, which includes ...

  • The Dangers of Municipal Courts for Youth

    News Articles December 17, 2015

    The juvenile justice system was created to hold youth accountable for their actions while acknowledging that “accountability” might mean something different for young people than for adult...

  • Juvenile Justice Reform Hub: Dual Status Youth

    News Articles December 17, 2015

    Depending on how broadly dual system involvement is defined, estimates of youth in the juvenile justice system with child welfare involvement is upwards of 50 percent.This connection between child wel...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | December 18, 2015

    News Articles December 17, 2015

    Member and Partner News: "Los Angeles County Can Better Invest in Families and Communities with Flexible Federal Funds," December 15, 2015, Anti-Recidivism Coalition (an NJJN member).&nbs...

  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | December 18, 2015

    News Articles December 17, 2015

    Bronx, NY: Community Connections for Youth is looking for a training coordinator.   Madison, WI: The Office of Youth Services at DCF is currently recruiting for two Juvenile Jus...

  • Meet the Fellows: Carlos Cruz

    News Articles December 16, 2015

    Recently, we spoke with Carlos Cruz, Court Liaison at Learning Works Charter School in Pasadena, CA. Carlos is a fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership Institute, a year-long program that aims...

  • Connecticut Governor Announces Plan to Close Youth Facility

    News Articles December 16, 2015

    This month, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy announced plans to close the Connecticut Juvenile Training School (CJTS) in 2018. This announcement follows calls for the facility’s closure from a...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update | December 2015

    News Articles December 10, 2015

    1. Congress Passes the Every Student Succeeds Act ! This Act, or S. 1177, reauthorizes the federal elementary and secondary education law and contains several provisions that will improve acc...

  • Meet the Members: Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (PA)

    News Articles December 9, 2015

    NJJN’s newest member, the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP), is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit whose primary objective is to keep young people out of adult jails and prisons. The org...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | December, 2015

    News Articles December 9, 2015

    "Prosecutor Perspectives on Juvenile Justice: Attorneys from 3 states discuss recent policy reforms," The Pew Charitable Trusts, November 9, 2015.  Zero Tolerance: How States Comply with ...