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  • First, Do No Harm: Reducing Youth Institutionalization

    News Articles April 10, 2015

    [Part II in a series of posts celebrating NJJN's 10th anniversary and our nine principles of youth justice reform. See "Why Youth Reentry Matters"; or our policy platform on reducing youth confinement...

  • West Virginia Passes Member-Authored Truancy Reform Bill

    News Articles April 9, 2015

    The West Virginia legislature recently passed a bill (H.B. 2550) to reform the state’s response to truancy, an issue which is directly tied to West Virginia's high rates of youth incarceration. ...

  • Texas Member's Complaint Prompts Federal Investigation of Dallas County Courts

    News Articles April 9, 2015

    On March 31, 2015, the U. S. Department of Justice announced that it will investigate Dallas County’s juvenile and truancy courts, based on complaints filed by Texas Appleseed (an NJJN member). ...

  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | April 2015

    News Articles April 9, 2015

    Internships with NJJN: Details here.  Albany, NY: The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services is currently recruiting for a Director of Juvenile Justice for their Albany,...

  • Meet the Fellows: Christy Sampson-Kelly

    News Articles April 8, 2015

    Recently, we spoke with Christy Sampson-Kelly, Director of Practitioner Support at the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings. Christy is a fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | April, 2015

    News Articles April 7, 2015

    Member Publications:  "OP-ED: Germany’s ‘Normalized’ Juvenile Facilities a Success," March 17, 2015, Elizabeth Clarke, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.   ...

  • 10 Years of Juvenile Justice Reform: Why Youth Re-entry Matters

    News Articles March 25, 2015

    This year is the 10th anniversary of the founding of the National Juvenile Justice Network, and we’re celebrating. As a network of state-based advocates committed to creating a fairer youth just...

  • Youth Justice Leadership Institute: Informational Webinars 2015

    News Articles March 17, 2015

    UPDATED MARCH 2015 - Found your way here thanks to JUVJUST? This page was originally for webinars we hosted in 2014. On March 23 and 26, 2015, we'll be hosting new webinars for interested applica...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | March 2015

    News Articles March 16, 2015

    Member Publications How Prison Stints Replaced Study Hall: America’s problem with criminalizing kids, by Jody Owens, Politico, March 15, 2015. Great piece on the school-to-prison pipeline fro...

  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | March 2015

    News Articles March 16, 2015

    Internships at NJJN: Portland, OR: NJJN is looking for a graduate-level communications intern based either in Washington, D.C. or Portland, OR. Click here to view position description. ...