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  • Community Voices Key to Youth Justice Wins in Maryland

    News Articles April 29, 2019

    Advocates for Children and Youth (ACY) closed this year’s legislative session celebrating the passage of two key youth justice reform bills, and created a broad base of community adv...

  • April 2019 Roundup

    News Articles April 29, 2019

      Funding Opportunities Andrus Family Fund will be accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) beginning April 17, 2019, for its upcoming fall grant cycle. Andrus Family Fund fosters just and s...

  • Jorren Biggs Shares Why Young Leaders Are Important to Youth Justice Advocacy

    News Articles April 26, 2019

    How did you get into youth reform work?  I first got introduced to youth reform, in elementary school. I noticed students were treated differently based on the color of their skin. Black a...

  • Seeking Diversity vs. Anti-Racism - What's the difference?

    News Articles April 26, 2019

    In 2017 NJJN committed to becoming an anti-racist organization. In doing so, our member organizations have also agreed to become anti-racist in their approach to youth justice reform. ...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update - April 2019

    News Articles April 23, 2019

    Federal Youth Justice Funding We continue to be concerned about federal youth justice funding given all the competing demands for funding on the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS)...

  • March 2019 Roundup

    News Articles March 26, 2019

    Funding Opportunities   Vera Institute of Justice released a Request for Proposals for the inaugural round of its Backyards Community Grants. Gran...

  • Wyoming Passes Expungement Bill

    News Articles March 25, 2019

      During the 2019 Wyoming legislative session, NJJN member Wyoming Children's Law Center, Inc. (WYOCLC) celebrated the passage of WY HB0044, which simplifies the expung...

  • YJLI Fellow Sheba Williams Advocates for Second Chances and Keeping Black and Brown Youth from Entering the System

    News Articles March 25, 2019

      Sheba Williams is a 2018-2019 Youth Justice Leadership Institute Fellow and Executive Director of Nolef Turns Inc., a Richmond, Virginia nonprofit organization that provides re...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update - March 2019

    News Articles March 21, 2019

    Honoring the Legacy of Senator Birch Bayh  On March 14th, former Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana passed away at the age of 91. Senator Bayh was a longtime advocate for juvenile justice refor...

  • Advocates Secure Wins During Nebraska's 2018 Legislative Session

    News Articles February 27, 2019

    NJJN member Voices for Children helped usher in significant wins for youth justice in Nebraska during the 2018 legislative session. The bill LB 670, which passed in April 2018 and wen...