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  • YJLI Fellow Victor Cabral Advocates for Healing and Trauma-Informed Care

    News Articles July 30, 2021

    How did you get into youth justice reform? I was a business development representative working in the front office of a steel mill; and, about six months into that work, I realized I wasn’t liv...

  • YJLI Fellow Dominque Jones-Johnson Fights for Children with Incarcerated Parents

    News Articles July 30, 2021

    What got you into youth justice? My father is in his 39th year of a life sentence. To put this in perspective, I’m currently 38 years old and my father has been incarcerated my entire life. T...

  • Forum Recap: Building a Collective Vision for Justice

    News Articles July 30, 2021

    As advocates steeped in the work, much of our time is focused on pushing back against policies and practices that harm youth.  As we fight to end over policing, abuse in facilities, and close har...

  • Forum Recap: Roadmap to Anti-racism

    News Articles July 30, 2021

    NJJN is committed to doing the hard work of anti-racism in our youth justice movement building, because our reform work is insufficient if we do not confront the racism inherent in the system. During ...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update - July 2021

    News Articles July 30, 2021

    House Appropriations Committee Approves Strong Funding for Youth Justice  We urge you to complete this action alert asking your members of Congress to invest in youth and fully...

  • Thank You Melanie! NJJN Thanks Our 2021 Summer Intern!

    News Articles July 30, 2021

    This summer, we are grateful to have had an amazing summer intern Melanie Mata, a rising senior at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.! Melanie designed our latest publication on Poli...

  • July 2021 Roundup

    News Articles July 30, 2021

    NJJN Campaign: #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, in alignment...

  • NJJN Executive Director Chosen for OSF New Executives Fund

    News Articles July 1, 2021

    K. Ricky Watson Jr. Receives Open Society Foundations New Executives Fund Grant Major congratulations goes out to our Executive Director K. Ricky Watson Jr. on being named an ...

  • Federal Juvenile Justice Update - June 2021

    News Articles June 30, 2021

    Strong Budget Proposal Released by President Biden  Actions to take:  1) Tell congress to make youth justice a priority in 2021 and approve the P...

  • Rapid Response: June Spotlight on NJJN COVID-19 Mini Grant Fund

    News Articles June 29, 2021

    Last year, the youth justice advocacy community responded to the COVID-19 public health crisis by advocating to ensure incarcerated youth received the necessary protections and pushing for the&nbs...