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  • YJLI Fellow LaTrisha Gandy Helps Communities Find Their Power

    News Articles April 28, 2022

    LaTrisha Gandy, She/HerCommunity Organizer, YJLI Fellow 2021-2022What got you into youth justice advocacy? My family has been impacted by the system since I was 11 years old. My late uncle and ...

  • Federal Update - April 2022

    News Articles April 28, 2022

    Urge Lawmakers to Ensure Young People are Prioritized in the Federal Budget  Please take a moment to complete this Act4JJ action alert and reach out to your legislators to let them know ...

  • NJJN Member CPLI helps raise the minimum age of detention to 12 in Indiana

    News Articles April 28, 2022

    In March, NJJN member Children’s Policy and Law Initiative of Indiana (CPLI) celebrated the passage of a comprehensive juvenile justice reform bill that included raising the age of detention t...

  • April 2022 Roundup

    News Articles April 28, 2022

    NJJN Campaigns: #RaisetheFloor #UncuffKidsA campaign to raise the minimum age of juvenile court jurisdiction across the states. NJJN endorses a minimum age of court jurisdiction of 14, in align...

  • Press Release: Abolish Trafficking Reauthorization Act of 2022

    News Articles March 30, 2022

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 30, 2022Contact: Emily BeckerDirector of Communications at ECPAT-USAEmail: emily@ecpatusa.org Phone: 718-935-9192 Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator John Cornyn Introdu...

  • Voices for Georgia's Children Works to Erase Mental Health Stigma with Free Your Feels Campaign

    News Articles March 15, 2022

    NJJN member Voices for Georgia's Children (Voices) is taking on the youth mental health crisis with Free Your Feels - a youth mental health campaign aimed to help young people feel comfortable...

  • YJI Fellow Alejandra Whitney-Smith Reimagines a System to Empower Young People

    News Articles March 15, 2022

      YJLI Profile Alejandra Whitney-Smith, She/Her What got you into youth justice reform?  I was in college, and I had no idea really what I wanted to do next. I was really impacte...

  • February/March 2022 Roundup

    News Articles March 15, 2022

    NJJN Campaigns: #RaisetheFloor #UncuffKidsA campaign to raise the minimum age of juvenile court jurisdiction across the states. NJJN endorses a minimum age of court jurisdiction of 14, in align...

  • Biden Mental Health Strategy Mirrors NJJN Policy Recommendations

    News Articles March 15, 2022

    Ahead of his first State of the Union address, President Biden released a “Strategy to Address Our National Mental Health Crisis'' as part of his Unity Agenda. The strategy includes FY ’23...

  • Federal Update - February/March 2022

    News Articles March 11, 2022

    Make Sure Young People are a Priority in the Federal Budget  Please sign your organization onto the FY23 appropriations letter  here.Congress will soon be consider...