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  • Trump's Executive Orders on Public Safety Ignore Crime Rates and What Works

    News Articles February 23, 2017

    On February 9, 2017, President Trump issued three executive orders focused on public safety. These orders raise serious concerns about how the new administration will treat youth who are in trouble wi...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | January 2017

    News Articles January 18, 2017

    Member News Texans Care for Children and Texas Appleseed (both NJJN members) jointly released "Dangerous Discipline - How Texas Schools are Relying on Law Enforcement, Courts, and Juvenile P...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update | January 2017

    News Articles January 17, 2017

    115th Congress The new Congress is now in session. Below is information currently available on leadership positions and committee assignments.  U.S. Senate  In the Senate Ju...

  • NJJN Fellow Lee Nave Builds Community Support for Diversion

    News Articles January 17, 2017

    Recently, we spoke with Lee Nave, who is a 2016-2017 fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership Institute (YJLI), a year-long program that aims to create a more effective foundation for the j...

  • Michigan Advocates Pass School Discipline Reforms, and More

    News Articles January 17, 2017

    Michigan advocates recently scored significant victories on school discipline and other issues related to youth justice. These victories were due, in part, to the hard work of Rodd Monts, field direct...

  • Ohio Member Wins School Discipline Victory

    News Articles December 15, 2016

    Last week, the Juvenile Justice Coalition of Ohio (JJC) -- an NJJN member -- and its state partners scored a legislative victory as HB 410, a bill the JJC and its partners had championed to reform the...

  • NJJN Fellow Samantha Wiggins Aims to Make Sure Youth in the System are Heard

    News Articles December 15, 2016

    Recently, we spoke with Samantha Wiggins, who is a youth member of the Maryland’s Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group. She is a 2016-2017 fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership In...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update | December 2016

    News Articles December 15, 2016

    Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act (JJDPA) Did Not Pass The National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition (NJJDPC), led by Marcy Mistrett at the Campaign for Youth Ju...

  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | December 2016

    News Articles December 15, 2016

    District of Columbia  The Pew Charitable Trusts' Public Safety Performance Project is seeking to fill a newly created senior manager position for its youth justice portfolio. ...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | December 2016

    News Articles December 15, 2016

    Youth Justice Reform News According to recent data published by JJGPS, the total number of youth referred to adult court via judicial waiver has continued to decline, from a peak of 13,000 cases ...