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  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | January 2016

    News Articles January 19, 2016

    Atlanta, GA: The Barton Child Law and Policy Center at Emory University offers a one-year fellowship to provide a recent law school graduate the opportunity to learn to be an effective r...

  • Florida Member Pushes Legislation to Reform State's Direct File Procedures

    News Articles January 14, 2016

    The Southern Poverty Law Center of Florida (SPLC-FL), an NJJN member, has worked with a strong coalition of organizations— including the Children’s Campaign – also an NJJN member&m...

  • VA Member's Report Targets Problems with School Police

    News Articles January 14, 2016

    The policy of placing police in schools has gained increasing attention over the past years, particularly for its role in contributing to the school-to-prison pipeline. The Commonwealth of Virginia, i...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | January 2016

    News Articles January 13, 2016

    Key Resource: "YTFG Blueprint for Youth Justice Reform," January 2016. Youth Transition Funders Group has revised and updated their 10 tenets of youth justice reform. Don't miss their great infogra...

  • WV Member's Campaign Halts Plans for New For-Profit Youth Facility

    News Articles January 13, 2016

    In 2015, West Virginia’s Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) fast-tracked a plan to build a 70-bed, for-profit youth detention facility to house youth with mental health needs. Howev...

  • Meet the Fellows: Garien Gatewood

    News Articles January 13, 2016

    Recently, we spoke with Garien Gatewood, re-entry advocate at Children’s Law Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Garien is a fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership Institute, a year-long program...

  • Justice Denied: One Young Person's Story

    News Articles January 4, 2016

    As a young child, I suffered physical and sexual abuse in my home and began to act out. I eventually entered the mental health and child welfare systems. I was in the child welfare system for an exten...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update | December 18, 2015

    News Articles December 18, 2015

    House Appropriations Committee Increases Funding Proposed for Juvenile JusticeThe House Appropriations Committee released its fiscal year 2016 omnibus appropriations bill on Dec. 16th, which includes ...

  • The Dangers of Municipal Courts for Youth

    News Articles December 17, 2015

    The juvenile justice system was created to hold youth accountable for their actions while acknowledging that “accountability” might mean something different for young people than for adult...

  • Juvenile Justice Reform Hub: Dual Status Youth

    News Articles December 17, 2015

    Depending on how broadly dual system involvement is defined, estimates of youth in the juvenile justice system with child welfare involvement is upwards of 50 percent.This connection between child wel...