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  • Alabama Member Sues Birmingham Police Department Over Use of Pepper Spray in Schools

    News Articles May 11, 2015

    The Southern Poverty Law Center of Alabama (SPLC), an NJJN member, has long been involved in efforts to reform the way Alabama addresses school discipline, particularly in Birmingham, which is respons...

  • D.C. Member Sparks Citywide Ban on Suspension and Expulsion of Pre-K Students

    News Articles May 11, 2015

    In mid-April, the Washington, D.C. City Council  voted unanimously in favor of the Pre-K Student Discipline Amendment Act of 2015 (B21-0001), a bill authored in response to a report titled Distri...

  • Meet the Fellows: Theodore Shaw

    News Articles May 11, 2015

    Recently, we spoke with Theo Shaw (shown above), a community advocate at the Southern Poverty Law Center of Louisiana. Theo  is a fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership Institute, a year-lon...

  • They're Not Thugs -- They're Our Children

    News Articles JJIE.org May 8, 2015

    By Grace Bauer, James Bell, Sarah Bryer, Jody Kent Lavy, Marcy Mistrett, Marc Schindler and Marie Williams [This piece originally appeared on JJIE.org. --Ed.]Like most people watching the unrest un...

  • E-Newsletter: Members Prompt Reform in TX and WV

    News Articles April 13, 2015

    Download the April 13, 2015 issue of NJJN's E-newsletter here (PDF). Here's what's inside: West Virginia Passes Member-Authored Truancy Reform Bill.   Meet the Fellows: Christy Sampson-K...

  • 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...