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  • Virginia Youth Justice Advocates Fight to Protect Immigrant Youth

    News Articles November 14, 2018

    We have seen renewed efforts to criminalize youth simply due to their immigration status.  From youth being arrested at school and pushed into deportation hearings, an uptick in gang classifica...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update - November 2018

    News Articles November 14, 2018

    Midterm Election While we are still assessing the impact for justice policy from our recent midterm elections, we were excited to see the increased diversity of representatives across the country tha...

  • YJLI Alumni Mar Velez Works to Protect and Increase Opportunities for Youth

    News Articles November 13, 2018

    Recently we had a chance to talk with Mar Velez, YJLI alumni class of 2018.   Mar is currently working as a special assistant to a Councilmember Noel Gallo District 5 in Oakland, California ...

  • Building the Movement in Action: Youth Justice Leadership Institute First In-Person Session Recap

    News Articles November 7, 2018

      NJJN’s Youth Justice Leadership Institute (YJLI) fellowship is a year-long leadership program for juvenile justice reform advocates. The first in-person training session of the 2018-19...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | October

    News Articles October 25, 2018

    Legislative Advances/Actions Washington State Supreme Court rules Juvenile Life Without Parole unconstitutional. NJJN members Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), California Alliance for Youth and Com...

  • Youth and Families Create a More Just System in California

    News Articles October 1, 2018

    California advocates Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), California Alliance for Youth and Community Justice (CAYCJ), Youth Justice Coalition (YJC) were hard at work this legislative session.  T...

  • Federal Update - October 2018

    News Articles October 1, 2018

    Federal Juvenile Justice Update October 1, 2018 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) Both the House and Senate passed JJDPA reauthorization bills last year with overwhelmin...

  • YJLI Fellow Travis Andrews Wants Youth Removed from Isolation

    News Articles September 26, 2018

    Travis Andrews (Redmond, WA) is a 2018-19 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 towar...

  • 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...