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  • Models for Change Resource Centers Now Live

    News Articles January 9, 2014

    The new resource centers sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change initiative are now live. Check them out here:  Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Chan...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | January, 2014

    News Articles January 9, 2014

      This week, the U.S. Department of Education released guidelines for safe, effective, and nondiscriminatory school discipline practices. The guidelines provide recommendations for the role ...

  • Massachusetts Court Strikes Down Juvenile Life Without Possibility of Parole

    News Articles January 8, 2014

    In the final days of last year, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court made a significant ruling regarding the sentencing of young people in Massachusetts. The court ruled unanimously that...

  • Meet the Fellows: Elissa Johnson

    News Articles January 8, 2014

    This month we spoke with Elissa Johnson, a staff attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Jackson, Mississippi (an NJJN member). Elissa is a fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leaders...

  • Member News | January, 2014

    News Articles January 8, 2014

    If you aren't yet familiar with Lara Herscovitch of the Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance (CTJJA, an NJJN member), you're missing out. In addition to her work at CTJJA, Herscovitch is a musician...

  • E-Newsletter: Michigan Judge Rules Youth Sentenced to Life Must Have Chance at Parole | December 12, 2013

    News Articles December 12, 2013

    Download NJJN's December 12, 2013 e-newsletter here (PDF). Here's what's inside:  Michigan Judge Mandates Parole Opportunity for Youth Serving Life Sentences New NJJN Publication on Psycholo...

  • Juvenile Justice Reform Roundup | December, 2013

    News Articles December 11, 2013

    The ACLU recently released Alone and Afraid: Children Held in Solitary Confinement and Isolation in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities. The publication documents how solitary confin...

  • Michigan Judge Mandates Parole Opportunity for Youth Serving Life Sentences

    News Articles December 11, 2013

    Federal Judge John Corbett O'Meara issued a strict directive late last month to the state of Michigan to take concrete, significant action toward implementing Miller v. Alabama, the 2012 U.S. Sup...

  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | December 2013

    News Articles December 5, 2013

    Baltimore, MD: The Office of the State's Attorney for the city of Baltimore is looking for a new chief for its juvenile division.  Boston, MA: NJJN member Citizens for Juvenil...

  • CPLI Summit on Equitable School Discipline

    News Articles November 21, 2013

    On October 8, 2013, the Children’s Policy and Law Initiative of Indiana (CPLI) hosted its first invitational Summit on Equitable School Discipline and the Decriminalization of Children. The goal...