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October 2019 Roundup

October 31, 2019

Special for NJJN

Kathy Wright, YJLI Alum and Executive Director of NJJN Member New Jersey Parents Caucus has developed this special resource toolkit for the NJJN community!  

The Transformative Process of Collaborating with Parents and Family Members: Engagement, Involvement & Partnership,” is a new advocacy brief that establishes a baseline for understanding how advocates and professionals can collaborate with parents and family members in their local community, states and nation. While most stakeholders working with parents and family members coin the ultimate relationship as “engagement,” the New Jersey Parents Caucus recognizes engagement as a process, and collaboration as an ultimate goal. The following tools are available to help you create collaboration with parents and families.  


  • Congrats to NJJN Members Youth Justice ProjectNorth Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper signed the Raise The Age funding bill. The law will become effective on December 1. Read More 

Funding Opportunities 

  • The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR), in partnership with the Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew) and the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA), has just released an RFA for the Length of Stay Policy Academy in 2020-21. As part of the package, participant teams will join with researchers, policymakers and practitioners for a 3.5-day period of intensive learning, discussion, and planning on March 23-26, 2020 at Pew's Washington, DC office. Through support from the Pew Charitable Trusts, this opportunity is offered free of charge for up to eight participants per jurisdiction selected. Applications are due by Friday, November 15, 2019. Apply today! 

  • The Soros Justice Fellowship is now accepting applications for its Advocacy, Media and Youth Activist Fellowship. The fellowships are part of a larger effort within the Open Society Foundations to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the United States by challenging the overreliance on incarceration and extreme punishment, and ensuring a fair and accountable system of justice. Learn More 

  • SRCD is seeking applications for the upcoming 2020-2021 SRCD U.S. Policy Fellowship Programs. Fellowships opportunities are available for current doctoral students and early- to advanced-career experts with a doctoral-level degree in any discipline related to child development. We would be grateful if you would share the following fellowship announcement with your network. Deadline to Submit Applications and Letters of Intent: January 3, 2020, 11:59PM Eastern. Learn More.


Anti-Racism Resource  

  • Racial Equity Tools recently released an updated Glossary with key terms for racial equity. The glossary now includes more than 60 terms with definitions and sources for further reading, nearly half of which are new or updated. 


  • The Ella Baker Center is currently hiring a State Campaigner and Organizing Manager. Read full job descriptions HERE 

  • NJJN member, NMCAN seeks two new teammates. 1: Communications and Grants Coordinator to contributes to various aspects of the organizational advancement strategy with particular focus on outreach, communications, and grant writing.  2: Director of Engagement, responsible for program development and implementation, programmatic financial and administrative management, and staff leadership and development. 

  • The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund seeks a Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, primarily responsible for strengthening and bringing greater visibility to the LDF brand, including LDF¹s substantive litigation, policy, and organizing work to enhance the fulfillment of its mission, increase supporter engagement, support development and fundraising, and, critically important, further its public education function. For full job description and more information, Contact Stephanie Franklin at ByalaSearch, LLC.

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