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January and February 2023 Roundup

February 15, 2023

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NJJN Campaigns:  

#YJAM2022 Recap 
Catch the recap of #YJAM2022, including events, publications and replays.   
#RaisetheFloor #UncuffKids
A campaign to raise the minimum age of juvenile court jurisdiction across the states. NJJN endorses a minimum age of court jurisdiction of 14, in alignment with the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child. See our latest policy platform, toolkit and resources page.  

#ShutDownSequel #StopSequel 
A campaign to shut down the for-profit youth facility management company, Sequel Youth and Family Services. NJJN Members and partners with information or interested in investigating Sequel in your state, please email info@njjn.org 


  • Summit: The Juvenile Justice Initiative will host a virtual summit on The STate of Pre-Trial Juvenile Detention in IL on Friday, March 3rd, 10 am – 12 pm CST. Learn about the latest research on the harm to children from time in detention, the conditions of confinement for children in the detention centers in Illinois, and proposed reforms to end detention of young children. Free. Registration required. 

  • Website:  The Bail Project presents “After Cash Bail: Reimagining Pretrial Justice.” Most Americans recognize that our current pretrial system must change. This document outlines a roadmap to a more just, equitable, and humane pretrial system. See more. 

  • Report: Movement for Black Lives, Law for Black Lives, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, and UndocuBlack Network present “Criminalizing Blackness An analysis of the impacts of the 1994 Crime Bill and 1996 Immigration Bill on Black people and Policy Recommendations to Address the Harms Caused.” Read more.  

  • Toolkit: Dignity In Schools presents, “Toolkit on Organizing to Combat the School-to-Prison Pipeline.” Read more. 


  • Job: Legal Aid Justice Center seeks an attorney for its Youth Justice Program in our Charlottesville office. This position will maintain a practice that primarily involves youth decriminalization and school discipline issues (i.e., expungement; serious offender review hearing; fines and fees; restitution; DOJ climate review; surveillance; policing; excessive force; and, school discipline) but could also evolve to include holistic and interdisciplinary matters that address: education access; mental health; disability law; housing instability; immigration; and, family preservation. Read more. 

  • Job: ACLU is hiring for a campaign strategist focused on policing who will design, build, and execute campaigns to reduce dependence on policing and promote alternative approaches that will better achieve safe, thriving neighborhoods.   

Share your news in next month's roundup! Send articles to mcswain@njjn.org 

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