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December 2018 Roundup

December 13, 2018
Alyson Clements

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Legislative Advances/Actions

NJJN’s DC member, The Juvenile Justice Initiative at Georgetown Law, worked in coalition to help pass Fare Evasion Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2018.  Previously those who evaded fare payment, could face arrest or jail time up to $300.00.  Under the passed Act, those who evade payment may not be criminalized, but may still be asked to pay a lower fine which is capped at $50.00.

NJJN’s Colorado member, CJDC is closely watching reform proposals out of the state’s juvenile justice task force.


NJJN member, The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC),  release a new report, Out of Sight: LGBTQ Youth and Adults in Texas’ Justice Systems, which unpacks how LGBTQ youth, particularly Black and Latinx LGBTQ individuals are disproportionately represented in the justice system.

Communities for Just Schools Funds released a new report, “Do the Harder Work--Create Cultures of Inclusiveness in Schools.”

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY) released  ”Tipping Point,” which details how the states who have repealed juvenile life without parole sentences has reached critical mass.

Campaign For Youth Justice (CFYJ) released a new report co-written by YJLI Alum Jeree Thomas, Childhood Convicted: The Waiver of Iowa’s Youth to the Adult Criminal Justice System.

Challenging E-Carceration recently released Building a New Research Agenda to Challenge E-Carceration highlights the need to research electronic monitoring with all the rigor that has been applied to the prison industrial complex as a whole.


CJJR Released Second RFA for  Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Certificate Program.  Applications due by December 14, 2018.  CJJR will only accept a limited number of applicants to join the existing teams, so please visit our website to view the detailed curriculum and learn how to apply.  Download Application Packet.


Juvenile Law Center is hiring a staff attorney.

NJJN member, Advocates for Children and Youth in Maryland has a position open for a Youth Justice Policy Senior Associate. Click here to learn more.

NJJN member, TeamChild is hiring for three positions below. Visit teamchild.org/careers to learn more.

               Yakima County Managing Attorney
               King County Staff Attorney
               Pierce County Program Assistant

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