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  • Children's Policy and Law Intiative Launches Positive School Discipline Institute

    News Articles January 30, 2018

    The Children’s Policy and Law Initiative of Indiana (CPLI) is a longstanding state advocacy member of NJJN. They have successfully pushed for policy reforms to the school to prison pipeline on...

  • New Jersey Closes Two Youth Prisons, Looks Towards Future

    News Articles January 30, 2018

    Photo credit: Daniel Hedden --  taken at NJISJ’s rally on June 28, 2017 outside Jamesburg. On June 28, 2017, Jamesburg’s 150th anniversary, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justic...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update - January 2018

    News Articles January 30, 2018

    Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act (JJDPA) The JJDPA is more than ten years past due to be reauthorized. This essential bill provides federal guidance and standards to ensure a minim...

  • YJLI Fellow Cheyenne Blackburn Advocates for Data Accountability

    News Articles January 30, 2018

    Cheyenne Blackburn is a 2017-18 fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership Institute (YJLI), a year-long program that aims to create a more effective youth justice reform movement by supporting well-...

  • Joint Statement on Suspension of AFFH rule

    News Articles January 5, 2018

    For Immediate Release January 5, 2018 Civil Rights, Housing, and Community Development Organizations Call on HUD to Maintain a Critical Fair Housing Tool and Not to Roll Back the Promise of the Fa...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup December 2017

    News Articles December 13, 2017

    Legislative AdvancesThanks to the advocacy of NJJN member the Youth Justice Coalition, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to divert thousands of the county’s youth away from the...

  • NJJN Fellow Erin Keith Energized to Empower Girls of Color

    News Articles December 5, 2017

    Detroit native Erin Keith is a 2017-18 fellow in NJJN's Youth Justice Leadership Institute (YJLI), a year-long program that aims to create a more effective foundation for the juvenile justice reform...

  • November 2017 Newsletter

    Newsletter November 30, 2017

    View the November 2017 newsletter here.

  • North Carolina moves to charge most 16 and 17 year olds in juvenile court

    News Articles November 29, 2017

    This past summer, after many years of lobbying, advocacy and countless youth justice studies, North Carolina lawmakers agreed that teens ages 16 and 17 will no longer be automatically charged as adu...

  • Youth Justice Reform Roundup October 2017

    News Articles October 30, 2017

    October Youth Justice Reform Roundup Legislative Advances California Governor Jerry Brown signed an array of important justice reform bills, many having to do with children and youth. Congratulati...