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  • Words Unlocked

    News Articles April 26, 2016

    Words Unlocked is a poetry contest for incarcerated youth run by the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings and Christy Sampson-Kelly (a Youth Justice Leadership Institute alum and ...

  • Kansas Passes Reform Bill Emphasizing Decarceration of Youth

    News Articles April 25, 2016

    On April 11, 2016, Kansas’ governor signed a massive youth justice reform bill (S.B. 367) into law. The bill makes significant changes to state policy at nearly every point of contact with the y...

  • Indiana Bill Creates Path Out for Youth

    News Articles April 25, 2016

    Indiana recently passed a bill into law (S.B. 160) that creates a “reverse transfer” mechanism for adult courts to return youth charged as adults under Indiana’s direct file statute ...

  • Meet the Fellows: Marion Andrew Humphrey

    News Articles April 25, 2016

    Recently, we spoke with Marion Andrew Humphrey, Organizational Specialist at the National Education Association in Little Rock, Arkansas. Marion is a fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership Ins...

  • We're Hiring!

    News Articles April 25, 2016

    NJJN's national office in Washington, D.C., seeks to fill the position described below. (Download the PDF here.) Communications & Development Program Associate   80-100% FTE Washington, ...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | April 2016

    News Articles April 21, 2016

    Member News and Resources: "Jim Moeser: Opportunity knocks to move on reforming juvenile justice in Wisconsin," Jim Moeser, Deputy Director of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (an NJJ...

  • How to Get Help to More People Harmed by Crime

    News Articles April 12, 2016

    “She was forty-two, in poor health. She had recently been diagnosed with diabetes, and her doctor had urged her to get out and walk more. But her son had been shot to death a few blocks away&rdq...

  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | March 2016

    News Articles March 29, 2016

    Richmond, Virginia: JustChildren, at the Legal Aid Justice Center (an NJJN member) is seeking two full-time attorneys. Learn more. New Orleans, Louisiana: The Louisiana Center ...

  • Delaware Advocates Move to Block School-to-Prison Pipeline, Shackling

    News Articles March 28, 2016

    The Delaware Department of Justice has proposed a bill, S.B. 207, intended to restrict the school-to-prison pipeline by giving schools more discretion over what misbehaviors must be reported to the po...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | March 2016

    News Articles March 24, 2016

     Member News and Resources: "More Harm Than Good: How Children are Unjustly Tried as Adults in New Orleans," February 2016, Southern Poverty Law Center - Louisiana (an NJJN member)...