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July 2022 Roundup

July 29, 2022
Courtney M. McSwain



NJJN Campaigns:

#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 alignment with the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child. See our latest policy platform, toolkit and resources page.  

#ShutDownSequel #StopSequel 
A campaign to shut down the for-profit youth facility management company, Sequel Youth and Family Services. NJJN Members and partners with information or interested in investigating Sequel in your state, please email info@njjn.org 

Resources/Events: 

  • Toolkit: The Annie E. Casey Foundation released Talk­ing About Youth Pro­ba­tion, Diver­sion and Restora­tive Jus­tice. The toolkit lever­ages pub­lic per­cep­tion research to help youth justice prac­ti­tion­ers and oth­er experts become bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tors to advance reforms.The toolkit includes core mes­sages and nar­ra­tives to enhance pub­lic under­stand­ing of diver­sion from courts, restora­tive jus­tice and youth probation; youth jus­tice facts and fig­ures to sup­ple­ment the nar­ra­tives and mes­sage recommendations; a series of media engage­ment tips; and rel­e­vant blog posts, info­graph­ics and videos from the Casey Foundation. Read more 

  • Report: The Juvenile Law Center released Reimagining Restitution: New Approaches to Support Youth and Communities. The report outlines the history of restitution; surveys youth restitution laws in all 56 states and territories; draws on research across fields to outline the harmful impact of restitution on youth, victims, and communities; and proposes key considerations for reimagining restitution. Read more.

Jobs/Funding/Opportunities: 

  • JobThe Tow Youth Justice Institute, part of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven is seeking a Non-Faculty Researcher. This position assists the Associate Director, Director of Research and JJPOC Project Manager on research related duties specific to the work of the JJPOC and achieving its goals as outlined in the strategic plan. Interested applicants should review additional position details and the application process HERE.

  • Job: Black and Pink has an opportunity for youth 18-24 to work 5 hours a week to help build out the Viiv program. The project will invest in the leadership development of young people living with HIV/AIDS (YPLWHA) who are impacted by such carceral systems as incarceration, detention, foster care, and family surveillance. Read more about the project.  

  • Job: Michigan Center for Youth Justice is hiring a Policy Director to join our team. See job posting. 

  • Job: TeamChild is hiring an HR Generalist to join its Seattle office. Read more.  

  • Job: School House Connection works to overcome homelessness through education and is seeking a Policy and Advocacy Manager for our state policy advocacy team. The Policy and Advocacy Manager will work with the Director of State Policy to develop and execute nonpartisan legislative reform strategies and ensure implementation of enacted reforms, in collaboration with youth and families, advocates, and engagement of leaders in state legislatures and administrative agencies across the U.S. Read more. 

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