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  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | September

    News Articles September 13, 2018

    Legislative Advances/Actions Thanks to the advocacy of NJJN member VA Legal Aid Justice Center, Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne announced his commitment to reduce collaboration with Immigration and ...

  • Behind the Scenes in North Carolina

    News Articles August 14, 2018

    A huge thanks to our members for joining us in Durham, NC for our annual forum. During the gathering, NJJN members and partners came together to host a vigil for Niecey Fennell, a 17-year-old girl w...

  • YJLI Fellow Terrence Wilson Coordinating Multi-System Partnership for Students in Georgia

    News Articles August 14, 2018

    Terrence Wilson is a 2017-18 fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership Institute (YJLI), a year-long program that clears a broad path for people of color to lead us toward justice system reform. YJL...

  • YJLI Fellow Nanyamka Shukura Creating Comprehensive, Youth-led Organizing Campaign

    News Articles August 14, 2018

    Nanyamka A. Shukura is a 2017-18 fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership Institute (YJLI), a year-long program that clears a broad path for people of color to lead us toward justice system reform....

  • Arizona Moves to Decrease Transfer of Youth to the Adult System

    News Articles August 14, 2018

    This year, NJJN member, the Children’s Action Alliance of Arizona (CAA), helped pass legislation that will allow young people to stay in the youth justice system up to the age of 19. CAA has ...

  • Federal Update - August 2018

    News Articles August 8, 2018

    Concerning Actions by the United States Department of Justice and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | July

    News Articles July 30, 2018

    Legislative Advances/Actions Thanks to the efforts of NJJN member Legal Aid Justice Center, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law two bills aimed at stemming the school-to-prison pipeline. ...

  • #NJJNForum2018 Recap

    News Articles July 24, 2018

    For a look at more moments from our annual forum, search #NJJNForum2018 on Twitter and Facebook. You can also view our photo album. Monday, July 16th: Racial Justice Field Trips and Demanding Justi...

  • South Carolina Legislature Repeals Racist 'Disturbing School' Law for Students

    News Articles June 28, 2018

    EDITOR’S NOTE: We are indebted to Sarah Hinger of the ACLU Racial Justice Program who wrote this article and allowed us to reuse it for this publication. In 2015, video surfaced of a poli...

  • NJJN Welcomes Summer 2018 Interns

    News Articles June 28, 2018

    This month, NJJN brought on two summer interns to further our mission of pursuing equitable and fair youth justice systems. Learn more about the budding, youth justice advocates: Celine Castronuovo, ...