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Youth Justice Reform Roundup | April, 2015

April 7, 2015
Zoe Schein


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  • This year, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice and the Government Relations Committee will host a training webinar, "Improving Your Advocacy Skills: How to Make Your Legislative Visit a Success," on April 22 at 3 pm ET. In addition to discussing CJJ's priorities for the 114th Congress, it will also give key pointers for Capitol Hill visits and an overview of the rules of what does and does not constitute lobbying. This webinar is open to CJJ members and allies, though preference in registration will be given to members. Click here to register for the training webinar! 

  • On April 29, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice will host a webinar on "LGBT & Gender Non-Conforming Youth in Juvenile Justice: Building an Equitable System with Data, Training, and Policy." The webinar will feature Dr. Angela Irvine of the National Council on Crime & Delinquency (NCCD) and Christina Gilbert of The Equity Project. Registration will open soon. Learn more about NCCD's research on this issue in Dr. Irvine's recent blog post, "LGBT/GNC Youth in Juvenile Justice."  

  • The New Jersey Parents' Caucus (part of the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Reform Coalition, an NJJN member)  is offering a free five-week Professional Parent Advocacy Training program for families and caregivers raising children with emotional and behavioral challenges who are involved in the mental health, juvenile justice, child welfare and/or special education systems.  Parents and caregivers attending the training are given the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of the systems that serve their families, their rights and responsibilities within those systems, and the advocacy, professional, and collaborative skills needed to successfully negotiate those systems.  Parents will become better able to advocate for themselves and their communities, resulting in increased access to appropriate care and treatment for all children. If interested, e-mail info@njparentcaucus.org for registration information.

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