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  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup May 2017

    News Articles May 10, 2017

    Legislative Advances Nebraska Voices, an NJJN member, worked to pass a number of reforms including graduated response sanctions for youth on probation and limitations on the use of transfer. The W...

  • Gault at 50 Tribute

    News Articles May 10, 2017

    In re Gault: Defending the Defenders and the Due Process They Protectby Eric J. Zogry, North Carolina State Juvenile Defender May 15, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Co...

  • Utah Passes Comprehensive Youth Justice Reforms

    News Articles May 10, 2017

    Utah Passes Comprehensive Youth Justice Reforms 2017 is shaping up to be big year for youth justice reform in Utah with the passage of several progressive bills. NJJN member, Utah Juvenile Defender...

  • E-Newsletter: NY Passes Raise the Age

    Newsletter May 10, 2017

    Josh Gordon Download the May 2017 issue of our e-newsletter on juvenile justice reform in its entirety (PDF). Here's what's in it: NY Passes Raise the Age, A Conversation with Beth Powers o...

  • YJLI Feature Candace Johnson

    News Articles May 10, 2017

    NJJN Fellow Candace Johnson Creates a Guide to Ensure Students’ Learning Isn’t Disrupted when They are Confined Recently, we spoke with Candace Johnson, who is a 2016-2017 fellow in NJ...

  • NY Sees Success with Raise the Age campaign

    News Articles May 10, 2017

    NY’s Successful Raise the Age Campaign After years of advocacy, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation last month that raises of the age of criminal responsibility to 18-years-old, with a ...

  • NJJN Welcomes Two New Organizational Members

    News Articles March 24, 2017

    photo credit: alborzshawnCHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND - NY The National Juvenile Justice Network is pleased to welcome the Children’s Defense Fund - New York (CDF-NY) as a member of our communi...

  • Wyoming Empowers Homeless Youth with Legislative Protections

    News Articles March 23, 2017

    photo credit: agatha seaMarch 24, 2017 Wyoming Passes Protections for Homeless Youth The Wyoming legislature recently passed HB 159 which helps to empower youth experiencing homelessness and provide...

  • Federal Update March 2017

    News Articles March 23, 2017

    photo credit: Nick Postorino  A Focus on the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) Help Secure Strong Funding for the JJDPA Please sign a letter of support urging Congress t...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup March 2017

    News Articles March 23, 2017

    Advances With help from NJJN’s Utah member, Utah Juvenile Defender Attorneys, the state passed a comprehensive juvenile justice reform package.  The bill includes a limit on the amount o...