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  • YJLI Fellow LaTasha DeLoach Working to End Solitary

    News Articles December 13, 2018

      LaTasha DeLoach, LMSW LaTasha DeLoach is a fellow in NJJN’s 2018-2019 cohort of Youth Justice Leadership Institute fellows.  She currently is the Vice Chair of the DMC Sub-Committe...

  • JJDPA Passes!

    News Articles December 13, 2018

    For Immediate Release December 13, 2018   Contact: Melissa Coretz Goemann Senior Policy Counsel, NJJN (202) 630-3285 goemann@njjn.org   Congress Passes Bipartisan Reauthorizatio...

  • New Jersey Task Force: A Step Towards Justice

    News Articles December 13, 2018

    NJJN Member New Jersey Institute for Social Justice (NJISJ) celebrated a new executive order signed by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy creating a youth justice taskforce. The taskforce, officially c...

  • December 2018 Roundup

    News Articles December 13, 2018

    Legislative Advances/Actions NJJN’s DC member, The Juvenile Justice Initiative at Georgetown Law, worked in coalition to help pass Fare Evasion Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2018.  ...

  • Federal Update December 2018

    News Articles December 13, 2018

    Federal Juvenile Justice Update December 13, 2018 Congress Passed the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA)!  On December 13th Congress passed H.R. 6964 reauthorizi...

  • Virginia Youth Justice Advocates Fight to Protect Immigrant Youth

    News Articles November 14, 2018

    We have seen renewed efforts to criminalize youth simply due to their immigration status.  From youth being arrested at school and pushed into deportation hearings, an uptick in gang classifica...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update - November 2018

    News Articles November 14, 2018

    Midterm Election While we are still assessing the impact for justice policy from our recent midterm elections, we were excited to see the increased diversity of representatives across the country tha...

  • YJLI Alumni Mar Velez Works to Protect and Increase Opportunities for Youth

    News Articles November 13, 2018

    Recently we had a chance to talk with Mar Velez, YJLI alumni class of 2018.   Mar is currently working as a special assistant to a Councilmember Noel Gallo District 5 in Oakland, California ...

  • Building the Movement in Action: Youth Justice Leadership Institute First In-Person Session Recap

    News Articles November 7, 2018

      NJJN’s Youth Justice Leadership Institute (YJLI) fellowship is a year-long leadership program for juvenile justice reform advocates. The first in-person training session of the 2018-19...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | October

    News Articles October 25, 2018

    Legislative Advances/Actions Washington State Supreme Court rules Juvenile Life Without Parole unconstitutional. NJJN members Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC), California Alliance for Youth and Com...