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November and December 2021 Roundup

December 6, 2021
Courtney M. McSwain

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NJJN Campaign: #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. 

NJJN Campaign: #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. 


Jobs/Fellowship/Funding Opportunities

  • Funding: NJJN Member The Gathering for Justice is accepting applications for its Community Relief Fund. Criteria include young people ages 15-25 released from a Juvenile Detention Center/Youth Prison/Camp or Group Home during the COVID-19 pandemic (NY Only) [$250 microgrants]; 2) The parent or primary guardian of a young person ages 15-25 currently at a Juvenile Detention Center/Youth Prison/Camp or Group Home (NY Only) [$250 microgrants]; People/Families directly impacted by police violence in NY [up to $500 microgrants per family]. Learn more.

  • Fellowship: The Society for Research in Child Development is seeking applications for the upcoming 2022-2023 SRCD U.S. Policy Fellowship Programs. Fellowships opportunities are available for early- to advanced-career experts with a doctoral-level degree in any discipline related to child development. The goals of the federal and state post-doctoral fellowship programs are to: 1) provide fellows with firsthand experience in federal or state policymaking, implementation, and evaluation; 2) provide federal and state executive branch agencies and Congress greater access to research expertise on a diverse range of child development topics to enhance evidence-based policy development, implementation, and evaluation; and 3) build a network of experts that bridge developmental science, federal and state policymaking, and practice. Learn more

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