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  • NJJN Announces Permanent Co-Executive Directors

    News Articles June 14, 2022

    ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***June 14, 2022Contact:  Courtney McSwain 202-792-9915  mcswain@njjn.org (Washington, D.C.) --NJJN Names Tucker and Clements Permanent Co-Executi...

  • Anti-Racism Resource: Responding to Tragedy

    News Articles May 31, 2022

    There have been 213 mass shootings in the United States in 2022. Learning of a new mass shooting has become an incomprehensible weekly occurrence. From the targeted killing of African American grocery...

  • LCCR Fighting to Save Raise the Age

    News Articles May 31, 2022

    Updated June 9, 2022On Monday, June 6, 2022 the Louisiana legislative session ended without bill SB418 reaching the House floor for a vote, leaving the existing "Raise the Age" law in tact - great n...

  • YJLI Fellow Cindy Similien Empowers Children of Incarcerated Parents Through Creative Writing

    News Articles May 31, 2022

    Cindy SimilienAuthor and Community Advocate, YJLI Fellow 2021-2022What got you into youth justice reform?   About three years ago, in March of 2019, I came across members of my church...

  • Taking Time for Our Collective Pain

    News Articles May 31, 2022

    Dear NJJN community,  We are devastated, angry, hurt, and still processing all our feelings from the recent tragedies in Buffalo, Orange County, and Uvalde. As mothers, trained social workers, a...

  • May 2022 Roundup

    News Articles May 31, 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, i...

  • Federal Update - May 2022

    News Articles May 26, 2022

    Liz Ryan Appointed Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)  President Biden appointed longtime youth advocate Liz Ryan to head the OJJDP. Liz h...

  • 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...