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  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | September 2014

    News Articles September 3, 2014

    Baltimore, MD: Advocates for Children and Youth (an NJJN member) is looking for a juvenile justice policy director. Contact Rebecca Wagner for more information. Washington, D.C.: We at NJJN a...

  • Our Eyes Are on Ferguson, Missouri

    News Articles August 20, 2014

    A few weeks ago, we heard of the outrageous and ongoing abuse of 16- to 18-year-olds incarcerated in Riker's Island in New York City, most of whom are young men of color. Now we mourn the killing of M...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | August, 2014

    News Articles August 6, 2014

    The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (an NJJN partner) recently published this useful toolkit, "Making the Case for Status Offense Systems Change," which guides advocates working on status offense sys...

  • Louisiana Father is 2014 Gutsy Advocate for Youth

    News Articles July 29, 2014

    Louisiana Father Wins National Recognition as “Gutsy Advocate for Youth” Honored for His Tireless Work on Behalf of Kids in Trouble with the Law and Their Families July 29, 2014 -- Ern...

  • E-Newsletter: Colorado Passes Bill to Ensure Early Access to Counsel | June 12, 2014

    News Articles June 12, 2014

    In case you missed it, download NJJN's e-newsletter from the week of June 12, 2014 (PDF).  Here's what's inside:  Colorado Passes Bill to Ensure Early Access to Counsel D.C. Member Team...

  • D.C. Member Teams with National Partner to Keep District Youth Out of the Adult System

    News Articles June 9, 2014

    Last week, Washington, D.C. City Council members Jim Graham and Tommy Wells co-introduced the  Youth Offender Accountability and Rehabilitation Act of 2014 (YOARA), a bill that would significantl...

  • Colorado Passes Bill to Ensure Early Access to Counsel

    News Articles June 4, 2014

    Last year, the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC), an NJJN partner, and the Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition (CJDC), an NJJN member, exposed a huge gap in Colorado youths’ access to de...

  • Arkansas Member's Study Prompts Reform to Youth Detention Data Collection Procedures

    News Articles June 4, 2014

    Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF), an NJJN member, recently released a report titled, “Why Detention Is Not Always the Answer: A Closer Look at Youth Lock-Up in Arkansas.&rdquo...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | June, 2014

    News Articles May 28, 2014

    The New York Times recently ran two stirring editorials on justice reform. The first, titled, "A Model for Juvenile Justice Reform," focused on ending the use of solitary confinement for inca...

  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | June, 2014

    News Articles May 28, 2014

    NJJN Is Hiring! The National Juvenile Justice Network is hiring a state strategist for our office in Washington, DC. Apply now. Charleston, SC: The ACLU of South Carolina is looking for a one...