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  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup June 2017

    News Articles June 21, 2017

    June Youth Justice Reform Roundup Legislative Advances NJJN member Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance helped advance a bill that places new limits on the use of solitary confinement in Connecti...

  • NV Passes Youth Justice Bill of Rights

    News Articles June 20, 2017

    NJJN member, the ACLU of Nevada, is celebrating the passage of a Juvenile Justice Bill of Rights. The Juvenile Justice Bill of Rights mandates that detention facilities inform youth and their guard...

  • NJJN Welcomes New Team Members

    News Articles June 20, 2017

    NJJN recently hired a new staff member and three summer interns to further our mission of pursuing an equitable and fair youth justice system. Learn more about the youth justice advocates: New Staff ...

  • Federal Update June 2017

    News Articles June 20, 2017

    Photo Credit: Nick Postorino Federal Juvenile Justice Update | June 2017 Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act (JJDPA) Passes in the House! On May 23rd, the House of Representatives passe...

  • YJLI Feature Joi Owens

    News Articles June 20, 2017

    NJJN Fellow Joi Owens Develops Comprehensive Educational Reentry Policy for MS Detention Facilities Recently, we spoke with Joi Owens, who is a 2016-2017 fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership I...

  • Arnovits Gutsy Award

    News Articles May 12, 2017

    The Beth Arnovits Gutsy Advocate for Youth Award 2017DEADLINE: THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017Purpose:To honor individual advocates for youth justice who embody the tenacity, vision, fearlessness and wisdom of...

  • Youth Justice Emerging Leader Award

    News Articles May 12, 2017

    The Youth Justice Emerging Leader Award 2017DEADLINE: THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017Purpose:To honor an individual advocate for youth justice who embodies passion, boldness and perseverance, and is commi...

  • Mother's Day feature: These Are Our Children!

    News Articles May 11, 2017

    These Are Our Children!by Kathy Wright, Executive Director, New Jersey Parents Caucus “…forsake not the law of thy mother…” for it is on Mother's Day, that women who have en...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup May 2017

    News Articles May 10, 2017

    Legislative Advances Nebraska Voices, an NJJN member, worked to pass a number of reforms including graduated response sanctions for youth on probation and limitations on the use of transfer. The W...

  • Gault at 50 Tribute

    News Articles May 10, 2017

    In re Gault: Defending the Defenders and the Due Process They Protectby Eric J. Zogry, North Carolina State Juvenile Defender May 15, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Co...