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  • Maine Advocates Stand Ready to Help State Strengthen its Community Mental Health Supports

    News Articles June 29, 2022

    Ensuring youth with mental health disabilities have access to community-based care is the research-proven solution to supporting their mental health needs (see infographic). This month, The Departme...

  • YJLI Fellow Derrell Frazier Uses Personal Experience to Drive Youth Justice Advocacy

    News Articles June 29, 2022

    What got you into youth justice reform?  I got involved in this justice work because not only was I directly impacted by the youth legal system at a very young age, but a lot of my peers w...

  • Federal Update - June 2022

    News Articles June 28, 2022

    Congress Passes Bipartisan Safer Communities Act  In response to the tragic Uvalde school shooting, Congress passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (S. 2938) and President Biden s...

  • NJJN Announces Permanent Co-Executive Directors

    News Articles June 14, 2022

    ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***June 14, 2022Contact:  Courtney McSwain 202-792-9915  mcswain@njjn.org (Washington, D.C.) --NJJN Names Tucker and Clements Permanent Co-Executi...

  • Anti-Racism Resource: Responding to Tragedy

    News Articles May 31, 2022

    There have been 213 mass shootings in the United States in 2022. Learning of a new mass shooting has become an incomprehensible weekly occurrence. From the targeted killing of African American grocery...

  • LCCR Fighting to Save Raise the Age

    News Articles May 31, 2022

    Updated June 9, 2022On Monday, June 6, 2022 the Louisiana legislative session ended without bill SB418 reaching the House floor for a vote, leaving the existing "Raise the Age" law in tact - great n...

  • YJLI Fellow Cindy Similien Empowers Children of Incarcerated Parents Through Creative Writing

    News Articles May 31, 2022

    Cindy SimilienAuthor and Community Advocate, YJLI Fellow 2021-2022What got you into youth justice reform?   About three years ago, in March of 2019, I came across members of my church...

  • Taking Time for Our Collective Pain

    News Articles May 31, 2022

    Dear NJJN community,  We are devastated, angry, hurt, and still processing all our feelings from the recent tragedies in Buffalo, Orange County, and Uvalde. As mothers, trained social workers, a...

  • May 2022 Roundup

    News Articles May 31, 2022

    NJJN Campaigns #RaisetheFloor #UncuffKidsA campaign to raise the minimum age of juvenile court jurisdiction across the states. NJJN endorses a minimum age of court jurisdiction of 14, i...

  • Federal Update - May 2022

    News Articles May 26, 2022

    Liz Ryan Appointed Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)  President Biden appointed longtime youth advocate Liz Ryan to head the OJJDP. Liz h...