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  • 2021: Our VIsion of Justice

    News Articles December 21, 2021

    Dear NJJN Members, Allies, Partners and Supporters As 2021 comes to a close, we here at NJJN wanted to share a moment of gratitude and acknowledge the hard work that all of us working to transform th...

  • Thank You to Our Fall 2021 Interns!

    News Articles December 6, 2021

    We’ve had three incredible interns working with NJJN this fall who have helped us in our publications, policy advocacy and communications. Huge thanks to all that they helped us accomplish!&...

  • November and December 2021 Roundup

    News Articles December 6, 2021

    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 alig...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update - November - December 2021

    News Articles December 3, 2021

    Amicus Curiae Brief for Terence Andrus Filed in U.S. Supreme Court The Youth Justice Law Clinic at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law filed an amicus curiae ...

  • What the YJLI 10-Year Reunion Means

    News Articles November 29, 2021

    In September of 2019, I boarded a plane to Washington, D.C. for the very first in person meeting for the NJJN Youth Justice Leadership Institute’s (YJLI) 2019-2020 Cohort. I was excited, nervo...

  • Anti-Racism Resource: Why Keeping Children with Mental Health Challenges Out of the Youth Legal System is an Issue of Racial Justice

    News Articles November 29, 2021

    Snapshot from NJJN 2021 Policy Platform: “Keeping Children with Mental Health Challenges Out of the Youth Legal System” Ensuring youth receive mental health treatment, not punishment,...

  • New Jersey Parents Caucus Helps Ensure Youth in Adult Prisons Get Access to Special Education

    News Articles November 29, 2021

    In August 2021, New Jersey youth justice advocates celebrated a victory with the groundbreaking settlement of Adam X et. al. v. New Jersey Department of Corrections and Department of Education et ...

  • YJLI Fellow Alycia Castillo Helps Young People Find Their Place in the Arc of Justice.

    News Articles November 29, 2021

    What got you into youth justice reform?   One night many years ago at 3:00 AM, I got a call from an 800 number, and something in me knew instantly that it was a loved one of mine calling fro...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update - October 2021

    News Articles October 29, 2021

    Urge U.S. Senate to Invest in Youth On October 18th the Senate Appropriations Committee released the fiscal year 2022 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Bill. Thi...

  • October 2021 Roundup

    News Articles October 29, 2021

    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 alig...