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NJJN Publications | Crime Victims and Crime Survivors

To create a truly just and fair system, NJJN believes we need to balance our work advocating for youth in trouble with the law with advocacy for those harmed by crime. 

  • "The Crime Victims Fund: A Primer for Youth Justice Advocates" - Nov. 2016. This fact sheet from NJJN is a basic primer for youth justice advocates on how the federal Victims of Crime Fund operates and how to direct its resources to high-needs communities that have historically lacked victims' services.
    • "A House Divided No More: Common Cause for Juvenile Justice Advocates, Victim Advocates, and Communities" - April 2014. NJJN's policy paper argues that the juvenile justice system fails both the youth who break the law and the people they harm. Its analysis seeks to unite advocates to advance policy that will hold youth accountable and help people they harm and make communities safer. So what can voters and policymakers do right now to make the juvenile justice system more just? "A House Divided No More" contains five broad recommendations for advocates, policymakers, voters, and community members that will everyone work for a safer society and a justice system that is fair and equitable for all.