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  • January 2019 Roundup

    News Articles January 23, 2019

    Events/Actions Register today for a preview of introduced legislation related to youth transferred to adult court, hosted by The Campaign for Youth Justice & the National Juvenile Justice N...

  • Illinois Makes Strides: Funds Juvenile Defense, Limits Detention, Expands Parole Eligibility

    News Articles January 23, 2019

    NJJN member, Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative (JJI) worked in coalition with Illinois advocates to successfully pass legislation to fund juvenile defense and restore parole while also raising th...

  • December 2018 Newsletter

    Newsletter December 18, 2018

    View the December 2018 newsletter here. 

  • YJLI Fellow LaTasha DeLoach Working to End Solitary

    News Articles December 13, 2018

      LaTasha DeLoach, LMSW LaTasha DeLoach is a fellow in NJJN’s 2018-2019 cohort of Youth Justice Leadership Institute fellows.  She currently is the Vice Chair of the DMC Sub-Committe...

  • JJDPA Passes!

    News Articles December 13, 2018

    Congress Passed the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA)!  On December 13th Congress passed H.R. 6964 reauthorizing the JJDPA! It has taken ...

  • New Jersey Task Force: A Step Towards Justice

    News Articles December 13, 2018

    NJJN Member New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ) celebrated a new executive order signed by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy creating a youth justice taskforce. The taskforce, officially c...

  • December 2018 Roundup

    News Articles December 13, 2018

    Legislative Advances/Actions NJJN’s DC member, The Juvenile Justice Initiative at Georgetown Law, worked in coalition to help pass Fare Evasion Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2018.  ...

  • Federal Update December 2018

    News Articles December 13, 2018

    Federal Juvenile Justice Update Congress Passed the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA)!  On December 13th Congress passed H.R. 6964 reauthorizing the JJDPA! It ha...

  • November 2018 Newsletter

    Newsletter November 15, 2018

    View the November 2018 newsletter here. 

  • Virginia Youth Justice Advocates Fight to Protect Immigrant Youth

    News Articles November 14, 2018

    We have seen renewed efforts to criminalize youth simply due to their immigration status.  From youth being arrested at school and pushed into deportation hearings, an uptick in gang classifica...