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  • Anti-Racism Resource: Three articles to understand the Critical Race Theory debate

    News Articles August 31, 2021

    Critical Race Theory (CRT) continues to make headlines as states across the country consider legislation to ban its academic use in K-12 schools. Despite the fact that most teachers agree that CRT i...

  • August 2021 Roundup

    News Articles August 30, 2021

    NJJN Campaign: #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 alig...

  • Maine Makes Significant Policy Progress

    News Articles August 26, 2021

      NJJN member, the Maine Center for Juvenile Law and Policy (MCJPAL), provided input on several critical youth justice reforms considered by the state legislature this year. Highlights from ...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update - August 2021

    News Articles August 26, 2021

    Urge Senate Appropriations Committee to Approve Strong Funding for Youth Justice The Senate will be taking up appropriations bills when they return from recess. Congress must ensure full funding ...

  • Congratulations to the 2020 YJLI Cohort

    News Articles July 30, 2021

    Dear 2020 YJLI Cohort,  Congratulations on completing the 2020-2021 Youth Justice Leadership Institute program!  Thank you for your committment to YJLI during these unprecedented times. Co...

  • YJLI Fellow Victor Cabral Advocates for Healing and Trauma-Informed Care

    News Articles July 30, 2021

    How did you get into youth justice reform? I was a business development representative working in the front office of a steel mill; and, about six months into that work, I realized I wasn’t liv...

  • YJLI Fellow Dominque Jones-Johnson Fights for Children with Incarcerated Parents

    News Articles July 30, 2021

    What got you into youth justice? My father is in his 39th year of a life sentence. To put this in perspective, I’m currently 38 years old and my father has been incarcerated my entire life. T...

  • Forum Recap: Building a Collective Vision for Justice

    News Articles July 30, 2021

    As advocates steeped in the work, much of our time is focused on pushing back against policies and practices that harm youth.  As we fight to end over policing, abuse in facilities, and close har...

  • Forum Recap: Roadmap to Anti-racism

    News Articles July 30, 2021

    NJJN is committed to doing the hard work of anti-racism in our youth justice movement building, because our reform work is insufficient if we do not confront the racism inherent in the system. During ...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update - July 2021

    News Articles July 30, 2021

    House Appropriations Committee Approves Strong Funding for Youth Justice  We urge you to complete this action alert asking your members of Congress to invest in youth and fully...