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  • Where Does Your Organization Fall on the Scale of Anti-racism?

    News Articles July 30, 2020

      Reintroducing the Western States Anti-Racist Organizational Development Tool  As youth justice advocates, our organizations must strive to be anti-racist at every turn. We know tha...

  • NJJN Thanks Our 2020 Summer Interns!

    News Articles July 30, 2020

    We’ve had five incredible interns working with NJJN this summer who jumped in and helped us move the push for youth justice transformation forward. From our COVID-19 response to campaigning for ...

  • Legal Rights Center Works with Minneapolis Community to Reimagine Public Safety

    News Articles July 30, 2020

    Interview w/ Malaika Hankins, Community Strategy Lead and Restorative Facilitator How has the Legal Rights Center responded to the racial justice protest movement taking place right now, particularly...

  • July 2020 Roundup

    News Articles July 30, 2020

    COVID-19 Resources and Responses Article: “Coronavirus Infecting America’s Prison Inmates 5 Times More than Outside: Study.” MSN.com, 7/8/20. The novel coronavirus is now infect...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update - July 2020

    News Articles July 29, 2020

    Covid-19 Relief Funds Needed for Justice-Involved Youth With over 2,000 cases of COVID-19 in youth facilities across the country, it is critical that Congress include protections for justice-involv...

  • Young Justice Leader Aissa Dearing Leads Campaign to Get Police Out of Schools

    News Articles July 27, 2020

    How did you get into youth justice reform work? I started with a nonprofit called Made in Durham, which works to remove barriers in Durham Public Schools for students of color. I didn't get invol...

  • Virtual Forum 2020 - Agenda

    News Articles July 10, 2020

    FORUM 2020: A VISION FOR TRANSFORMING JUSTICE 2020 has been a year of pandemics, of uprisings, of tackling racism head on and planting seeds of transformation. To that end, we at NJJN aimed to cult...

  • June 2020 Newsletter

    Newsletter June 30, 2020

    View the June 2020 newsletter here.

  • Update: Michigan Center for Youth Justice Seeks Justice For Cornelius Fredricks

    News Articles June 29, 2020

    UPDATE: June 24, 2020There have been several positive developments in the campaign to seek justice for Cornelius Fredricks, a 16-year-old black boy who died after being restrained for throwing a san...

  • Oklahoma Bans Detention for Youth 12 and Under

    News Articles June 29, 2020

    NJJN Member Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) celebrated a critical win during the 2020 legislative session. The Oklahoma legislature passed HB 1282 restricting youth detention for young ...