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  • Michigan Advocates Pass School Discipline Reforms, and More

    News Articles January 17, 2017

    Michigan advocates recently scored significant victories on school discipline and other issues related to youth justice. These victories were due, in part, to the hard work of Rodd Monts, field direct...

  • Ohio Member Wins School Discipline Victory

    News Articles December 15, 2016

    Last week, the Juvenile Justice Coalition of Ohio (JJC) -- an NJJN member -- and its state partners scored a legislative victory as HB 410, a bill the JJC and its partners had championed to reform the...

  • NJJN Fellow Samantha Wiggins Aims to Make Sure Youth in the System are Heard

    News Articles December 15, 2016

    Recently, we spoke with Samantha Wiggins, who is a youth member of the Maryland’s Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group. She is a 2016-2017 fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership In...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update | December 2016

    News Articles December 15, 2016

    Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act (JJDPA) Did Not Pass The National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition (NJJDPC), led by Marcy Mistrett at the Campaign for Youth Ju...

  • Youth Justice Job Announcements | December 2016

    News Articles December 15, 2016

    District of Columbia  The Pew Charitable Trusts' Public Safety Performance Project is seeking to fill a newly created senior manager position for its youth justice portfolio. ...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup | December 2016

    News Articles December 15, 2016

    Youth Justice Reform News According to recent data published by JJGPS, the total number of youth referred to adult court via judicial waiver has continued to decline, from a peak of 13,000 cases ...

  • Native American Heritage Month: Invisibility and Resistance

    News Articles November 17, 2016

    In November, we celebrate Native American Heritage Month. This is a chance to spotlight the broad spectrum of challenges indigenous youth and their communities struggle with – and the opportunit...

  • Campaign Snapshot: Southern Poverty Law Center, Florida Office

    News Articles November 17, 2016

    A recent campaign by an NJJN member organization in Florida – the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) Florida office -- to tackle the school-to-prison pipeline in Pinellas County, FL was ...

  • NJJN Fellow Ricky Watson Works to Mobilize Youth of Color to Raise the Age in North Carolina

    News Articles November 17, 2016

    Recently, we spoke with Ricky Watson, who co-directs the Youth Justice Project of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), where he works to ensure equity, fairness, and justice for youth in ...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update | November 2016

    News Articles November 16, 2016

    This election was a clarion call to redouble our efforts for youth justice to ensure a positive path forward for our most vulnerable and marginalized youth. We must continue to aggressively advocate f...