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  • YASP Proves the Importance of Youth-Led Advocacy

    News Articles January 30, 2020

    NJJN member Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project (YASP) puts youth voices at the forefront of decision making and storytelling in a way that doesn't exploit their story but instead empowers their ...

  • Read This! Black History Month Reading and Discussion on Resistance

    News Articles January 30, 2020

    One of NJJN’s primary goals is to support our member organizations, allies and partners to embrace anti-racist youth justice advocacy as the foundation of our work collectively. In doing so, we ...

  • January 2020 Roundup

    News Articles January 30, 2020

    Anti-Racism Resource In its 50th episode of the SchoolHouse Podcast, the Communities for Just Schools Fund interviews Johann Lee, Principal of Kimball Elementary, who is leading with LOVE t...

  • Valerie Salazar Wants to Help Youth Write Their Own Story

    News Articles January 28, 2020

    How did you get into youth justice reform? I have a daughter who was completing her senior year of high school, and I was trying to talk to her about college. She wanted to take a year off, and I...

  • William Bentley Uses His Voice to Keep Kids Out of The System

    News Articles January 27, 2020

    How did you get into youth justice advocacy work? I was locked up and charged as an adult at the age of 14 and 17. I knew this system wasn’t correct and needed to be fixed and that I ha...

  • Message from Executive Director

    News Articles January 27, 2020

    Dear NJJN Members, Partners and Allies, I hope the new year is off to a great start for you all! It’s been almost a month since I’ve been in my new seat as NJJN’s Executive Director...

  • Washington Eliminates VCO-Takes Step Closer to Keeping Youth Out of Detention

    News Articles December 20, 2019

    In Washington State, legislators moved to phase out the use of  the valid court order exception (VCO) that allows judges to place youth in detention for noncriminal behavior. Advocates who help...

  • YJLI Fellow Joshua Branch Uses Law Degree to Seek Justice for Youth

    News Articles December 20, 2019

    Interview with Joshua Branch, Zubrow Fellow in Children’s Law, Juvenile Law Center What got you into youth justice reform?  After graduating from college, I worked in Miami...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update - December 2019

    News Articles December 19, 2019

    Federal Youth Justice Funding On December 16th, an agreement was reached on all twelve Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bills and the bills were passed by the House on December 17th and by the Sen...

  • Racial Justice Working Group Helps Members Put Anti-Racism into Action

    News Articles December 16, 2019

    In 2016, NJJN created a Racial Justice Working Group to put our commitment to anti-racist youth justice advocacy into tangible action. This year, the working group be...