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Youth Justice Reform Roundup | November 2016

November 16, 2016
Benjamin Chambers

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Youth Justice Reform News

  • The United Nations has commissioned a global study on children in detention. The study will "shed light on the scale and conditions of children deprived of liberty, identifying good practices and making recommendations for effective measures to prevent human rights violations against children in detention and reduce the number of children deprived of liberty." Learn more here

Funding

  • Social Movement Technologies is offering $65,000 in small matching grants to help organizing groups, networks and coalitions ramp up their online organizing efforts. Deadline Nov. 21. Learn more here

Resources

  • Defend Children: A Blueprint for Effective Juvenile Defender Services, from the National Juvenile Defender Center, details how children are arrested, prosecuted, and too often incarcerated without attorneys at their side. Youth, and disproportionately youth of color, are swept into a system that criminalizes normal childhood behavior and deliberately withholds rights and protections that children not only deserve, but are constitutionally entitled to receive. Our most vulnerable defendants are the least likely to have effective attorneys in juvenile courtrooms. 

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