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June 2022 Roundup

June 30, 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: 

Jobs/Funding/Opportunities: 

  • Job: NJJN Member Children's Action Alliance and The Arizona for Economic Progress are hiring for a Digital Strategist, Development Assistant, and Communications Engagement Coordinator. Learn more.  

  • Opportunity: The Tow Youth Justice Institute will release applications for its 7th cohort of its Transforming Youth Justice Program on July 5, 2022. Learn More.  

  • Funding: Funding from The Department of Justice’s Arts Programs for Justice-Involved Youth initiative supports high-quality arts programs to help reduce juvenile delinquency, recidivism, or other problem and high-risk behaviors. Arts programs include, but are not limited to, painting, sculpting, drama, digital media, film, music, dance, singing, and creative writing. Goals include developing or expanding high-quality community-based art programs for justice-involved youth in underserved areas, and developing or expanding high-quality, culturally relevant and responsive art programs for justice-involved racial and ethnic minority youth. Applications are due to grants.gov by July 18, 2022. The JustGrants deadline is August 1, 2022. Learn more.  

  • Funding: New funding is available through the OJJDP FY 2022 Community-Based Alternatives to Youth Incarceration Initiative. This initiative will support states to close youth correctional facilities, assess and respond to the impact of closures on facility staff and the surrounding communities, and reinvest state and local resources to support more effective community-based services and supports for justice-involved youth and their families. Learn more.   

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