NJJN Honors Member as Gutsy Advocate for Youth

juvenile-justice-reform_Jody-Owens-congratsJody Owens, II, managing attorney of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mississippi office (SPLC) -- an NJJN member -- was recognized recently for his tenacious work on behalf of young people caught in the justice system.

“Jody was a natural choice for the Beth Arnovits Gutsy Advocate for Youth Award," said Sarah Bryer, who directs NJJN. “He and his team at the Southern Poverty Law Center have consistently fought significant battles in the courtroom and in the legislature on behalf of the civil rights and well-being of youth in the justice system — and won. His track record is all the more amazing because he’s done this in a deeply conservative state.” 

» Learn more about Jody's amazing victories on behalf of kids


 

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