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Congratulations to the 2020 YJLI Cohort

July 30, 2021
K. Ricky Watson Jr. and Tracey Tucker

Collage of YJLI Cohort 2020 Graduates

Dear 2020 YJLI Cohort, 

Congratulations on completing the 2020-2021 Youth Justice Leadership Institute program! 

Thank you for your committment to YJLI during these unprecedented times. Completing the program under “normal” circumstances isn’t easy, and to come this far during a global pandemic is truly comendable. We appreciate what you’ve brought to NJJN and what we know you will continue to bring with your insight and wisdom. 

YJLI elevates advocates of color and system-impacted persons so that our youth justice leaders reflect the communities most affected by the system’s injustices. Your passion, voice, and expertise makes us all better. As NJJN evolves to strengthen regional connections and peer-to-peer collaboration, we look forward to you taking on increased leadership within our network as a YJLI alum. We know you will push us, hold us accountable, and make us more thoughtful about our anti-racist advocacy. 

Thank you for being a part of our community, and congratulations! 

K. Ricky Watson Jr. 
NJJN Executive Director
YJLI Cohort ‘16 

Tracey Tucker
NJJN Youth Justice Leadership Institute Coordinator
YJLI Cohort '15

YJLI Cohort 2020 Graduates:

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