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  • Louisiana Passes Sweeping Juvenile Justice Reform Measures

    News Articles July 7, 2016

    For the first time in almost 15 years, Louisiana legislators have taken a serious look at the state’s juvenile justice system and committed to ensuring better outcomes for youth and communities....

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update | July 2016

    News Articles July 7, 2016

    Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act (JJDPA) Unfortunately, still no movement on the JJDPA before Congress recessed for the July 4th holiday. It’s possible that lawmakers will...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | July 2016

    News Articles July 7, 2016

    Member News The Ohio Juvenile Justice Coalition (JJC), a NJJN member organization, released a report, “Denied Existence:  The Untold Stories of 90,000 Cases in Ohio’s...

  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | July 2016

    News Articles July 7, 2016

    NJJN IS HIRING! NJJN is soliciting applications for a communications and development associate. The position is located at our national office in Washington, D.C. [Update: the position will not...

  • NJJN Fellow, Rodd Monts, Works to Change Zero Tolerance

    News Articles May 31, 2016

    Recently, we spoke with Rodd Monts, Field Director at the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan (ACLU-MI). Rodd is a fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership Institute (YJLI), a year-l...

  • Meet the Members: Just City (TN) and the Maine Juvenile Justice Reform Work Group

    News Articles May 31, 2016

    NJJN is thrilled to introduce its two newest organizational members: Just City – Memphis and the Maine Juvenile Justice Reform Work Group. Just City was created in response to the need...

  • Colorado, Los Angeles Set Serious Restrictions on Solitary Confinement of Youth

    News Articles May 31, 2016

    ColoradoColorado recently passed a bill approving increased restrictions on the use of solitary confinement for  young people in custody. H.B. 1328 will primarily do three things: Create time ...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update | June 2016

    News Articles May 31, 2016

    Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act (JJDPA)The JJDPA remains stalled in the Senate due to Senator Tom Cotton’s (R-AR) hold on S. 1169, the bill to reauthorize the JJDPA, whi...

  • Progress Report: Michigan and Ohio Reforms

    News Articles May 26, 2016

    MichiganIn the last week of April 2016, Michigan’s House of Representatives passed a comprehensive package of 20 bills aimed at reforming the state’s youth justice system. The reforms in...

  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | May 2016

    News Articles May 25, 2016

    NJJN IS HIRING! NJJN is soliciting applications for a communications and development associate. The position is located at our national office in Washington, D.C. Learn more and apply.   ...