Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ)

Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) CJJ works to prevent youth from becoming involved in the courts and to uphold the highest standards of care when youth are charged and enter the justice system.

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is a nationwide coalition of State Advisory Groups (SAGs) and allies that envisions a nation where fewer children are at risk of delinquency; and if they are at risk or involved with the justice system, they and their families receive every possible opportunity to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.

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It is our pleasure to announce William Jernigan as the recipient of the 2021 Andrew Smith Award! Jernigan serves as the ...
10/29/2021

It is our pleasure to announce William Jernigan as the recipient of the 2021 Andrew Smith Award! Jernigan serves as the Statewide Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator and Director for Prevention Strategies at the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services in Maryland. Read more about William and his work below!

http://ow.ly/8oLr50GBjms

It is our pleasure to announce William Jernigan as the recipient of the 2021 Andrew Smith Award! Jernigan serves as the Statewide Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator and Director for Prevention Strategies at the Governor's Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services in Maryland. Read more about William and his work below!

http://ow.ly/8oLr50GBjms

Join us in celebrating the 6th annual Girl's Justice Day! As a part of Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM), we want to rai...
10/28/2021

Join us in celebrating the 6th annual Girl's Justice Day! As a part of Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM), we want to raise awareness around girl's experiences in our nation's legal system!

Join us in celebrating the 6th annual Girl's Justice Day! As a part of Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM), we want to raise awareness around girl's experiences in our nation's legal system!

Register for CJJ's webinar "Creating Change through Game Design" happening today at 4pm E.T. Youth experts will present ...
10/27/2021

Register for CJJ's webinar "Creating Change through Game Design" happening today at 4pm E.T. Youth experts will present a field-tested game design model for engaging teens in social justice. Click the link below to learn more!

http://ow.ly/Xjhi50GzziY

Register for CJJ's webinar "Creating Change through Game Design" happening today at 4pm E.T. Youth experts will present a field-tested game design model for engaging teens in social justice. Click the link below to learn more!

http://ow.ly/Xjhi50GzziY

National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) is launching a new campaign called Counsel for Kids. This campaign w...
10/27/2021

National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) is launching a new campaign called Counsel for Kids. This campaign will provide state level advocates skills, tools and training needed to amplify the voices of children!

Take a moment to click on the campaign website: http://ow.ly/qBSS50GzwiO

#Counsel4Kids

National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) is launching a new campaign called Counsel for Kids. This campaign will provide state level advocates skills, tools and training needed to amplify the voices of children!

Take a moment to click on the campaign website: http://ow.ly/qBSS50GzwiO

#Counsel4Kids

Today, we stand alongside @RepCardenas @HRFK_ORG @NJJNetwork and other advocates in #YouthJustice in urging Congress to ...
10/21/2021

Today, we stand alongside @RepCardenas @HRFK_ORG @NJJNetwork and other advocates in #YouthJustice in urging Congress to pass comprehensive reform in the youth legal system into law. Sign our petition: bit.ly/YJAM-Petition #YJAM2021

Today, we stand alongside @RepCardenas @HRFK_ORG @NJJNetwork and other advocates in #YouthJustice in urging Congress to pass comprehensive reform in the youth legal system into law. Sign our petition: bit.ly/YJAM-Petition #YJAM2021

How can we transform #YouthJustice to meet the needs of young people who have experienced trauma? Register for Oct. 21's...
10/19/2021

How can we transform #YouthJustice to meet the needs of young people who have experienced trauma? Register for Oct. 21's "On the Road to Unlocked!" panel to discover how communities can support, nurture & best serve youth: bit.ly/2YUi86r @NatlAssembly @YAPInc #YJAM2021

How can we transform #YouthJustice to meet the needs of young people who have experienced trauma? Register for Oct. 21's "On the Road to Unlocked!" panel to discover how communities can support, nurture & best serve youth: bit.ly/2YUi86r @NatlAssembly @YAPInc #YJAM2021

Take action this Youth Justice Action Month. Sign @HRFK_ORG’s petition telling Congress to end the harsh treatment of ch...
10/14/2021

Take action this Youth Justice Action Month. Sign @HRFK_ORG’s petition telling Congress to end the harsh treatment of children as adults and challenge the racist adultification of youth. bit.ly/YJAM-Petition #YJAM2021

Take action this Youth Justice Action Month. Sign @HRFK_ORG’s petition telling Congress to end the harsh treatment of children as adults and challenge the racist adultification of youth. bit.ly/YJAM-Petition #YJAM2021

Take action this Youth Justice Action Month. Sign @HRFK_ORG’s petition telling Congress to end the harsh treatment of ch...
10/14/2021
Sign the Petition

Take action this Youth Justice Action Month. Sign @HRFK_ORG’s petition telling Congress to end the harsh treatment of children as adults and challenge the racist adultification of youth.

bit.ly/YJAM-Petition #YJAM2021

Treat Children Like Children: Pass Criminal Justice Reform for Kids

Take action this Youth Justice Action Month. Sign @HRFK_ORG’s petition telling Congress to end the harsh treatment of ch...
10/12/2021

Take action this Youth Justice Action Month. Sign @HRFK_ORG’s petition telling Congress to end the harsh treatment of children as adults and challenge the racist adultification of youth. bit.ly/YJAM-Petition #YJAM2021

Take action this Youth Justice Action Month. Sign @HRFK_ORG’s petition telling Congress to end the harsh treatment of children as adults and challenge the racist adultification of youth. bit.ly/YJAM-Petition #YJAM2021

In October, we celebrate National Youth Justice Action Month! All month long, CJJ will be raising its voice to fight for...
10/12/2021
October is National Youth Justice Action Month

In October, we celebrate National Youth Justice Action Month! All month long, CJJ will be raising its voice to fight for issues that matter to youth the most and create a new vision for justice. Read the following blog below from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in support of YJAM!

http://ow.ly/lwKy50Gqa9g

©CURAphotography/Shutterstock.com (see reuse policy). On September 30, 2021, President Joseph R.

10/08/2021
Appropriations | CJJ

Take a moment to read from today's blog from one of our amazing blog writers on the importance of President Biden's proposed budget for funding of juvenile justice programs!

http://ow.ly/sUqh50GozZX

This Youth Justice Action Month, we call on Congress to invest in our young people and their futures. This May, President Joe Biden released his fiscal year 2022 proposed budget, which proposed $796 million for the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Juvenile Justice Programs. If approved, this woul...

What does your new vision of youth justice look like? Join @4juvjustice and @NJJNetwork at noon ET on October 1st for a ...
09/30/2021

What does your new vision of youth justice look like? Join @4juvjustice and @NJJNetwork at noon ET on October 1st for a Twitter chat on the next phase of #YouthJustice. Follow the conversation with the hashtag #YJAM2021.

What does your new vision of youth justice look like? Join @4juvjustice and @NJJNetwork at noon ET on October 1st for a Twitter chat on the next phase of #YouthJustice. Follow the conversation with the hashtag #YJAM2021.

This is a reminder to register for "Removing Youth From Adult Jails: Learning From Successes in District of Columbia, Ma...
09/29/2021

This is a reminder to register for "Removing Youth From Adult Jails: Learning From Successes in District of Columbia, Massachusetts and North Dakota" happening tomorrow, September 30th! The correct link is below!

http://ow.ly/fKzn50GiPEm

This is a reminder to register for "Removing Youth From Adult Jails: Learning From Successes in District of Columbia, Massachusetts and North Dakota" happening tomorrow, September 30th! The correct link is below!

http://ow.ly/fKzn50GiPEm

Take a moment to read about the important work that Keeve, one of the members of CJJ's Emerging Leaders Committee is doi...
09/22/2021
Meet Keeve: Student, Leader, Advocate

Take a moment to read about the important work that Keeve, one of the members of CJJ's Emerging Leaders Committee is doing and about his appointment to Oregon's Youth Development Council. (YDC)

http://ow.ly/b7zI50GeD9u

The MacLaren youth currently serves on two prestigious committees to help improve the lives of others in the system.

Register for the upcoming webinar, "Removing Youth from Adult Jails: Learning from Successes in the District of Columbia...
09/20/2021

Register for the upcoming webinar, "Removing Youth from Adult Jails: Learning from Successes in the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and North Dakota" on September 30th! Learn more about the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018 and the steps necessary in this process. Click the link below to register!

http://ow.ly/5GFn50GdboM

Register for the upcoming webinar, "Removing Youth from Adult Jails: Learning from Successes in the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and North Dakota" on September 30th! Learn more about the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018 and the steps necessary in this process. Click the link below to register!

http://ow.ly/5GFn50GdboM

The 2021 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference is now virtual! We understand the desire to be in person, but to ensur...
09/17/2021

The 2021 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference is now virtual! We understand the desire to be in person, but to ensure the safety of all, we have moved to conduct the conference virtually. Click the link below to register!

http://ow.ly/38dm50Gc0Tp

The 2021 Racial and Ethnic Disparities Conference is now virtual! We understand the desire to be in person, but to ensure the safety of all, we have moved to conduct the conference virtually. Click the link below to register!

http://ow.ly/38dm50Gc0Tp

This school year, advocates and students have shown how removing student resource officers (SROs) and investing in menta...
09/16/2021

This school year, advocates and students have shown how removing student resource officers (SROs) and investing in mental health can become a reality. Learn more about a few of the places that have successfully removed police from schools: bit.ly/police-free-school

This school year, advocates and students have shown how removing student resource officers (SROs) and investing in mental health can become a reality. Learn more about a few of the places that have successfully removed police from schools: bit.ly/police-free-school

Did you know that research has found that youth incarceration actually increases the likelihood that a young person will...
09/15/2021

Did you know that research has found that youth incarceration actually increases the likelihood that a young person will reoffend? Young people who are incarcerated are also more likely to be physically attacked and/or sexually assaulted while in detention. Incarceration is not only expensive, but it is also harmful to children and threatens public safety.

Did you know that research has found that youth incarceration actually increases the likelihood that a young person will reoffend? Young people who are incarcerated are also more likely to be physically attacked and/or sexually assaulted while in detention. Incarceration is not only expensive, but it is also harmful to children and threatens public safety.

📣 Take action to support youth! 📣 Tell your Senator to fully fund the #JJDPA and invest in improving justice approaches,...
09/09/2021
Take Action | ACT4JJ

📣 Take action to support youth! 📣 Tell your Senator to fully fund the #JJDPA and invest in improving justice approaches, protecting youth, and promoting safe communities: act4jj.org/take-action

Please take a moment to reach out to your Members of Congress to let them know that it's vital to cover juvenile justice and delinquency prevention programs in this year's budget. President Biden's proposed budget would allocate $796 million towards youth justice, including $100 million towards clos...

As students head #BacktoSchool, it’s time to ensure ALL students have a safe learning environment. This means changing h...
09/02/2021

As students head #BacktoSchool, it’s time to ensure ALL students have a safe learning environment. This means changing harmful practices that push out young people - such as over-policing, exclusionary discipline, and a lack of support: bit.ly/back-to-school-action

As students head #BacktoSchool, it’s time to ensure ALL students have a safe learning environment. This means changing harmful practices that push out young people - such as over-policing, exclusionary discipline, and a lack of support: bit.ly/back-to-school-action

Join today's conversation, "Prosecutors in Action: Dismantling the Superpredator Myth" at 12pm ET today! Leaders Xavier ...
08/18/2021

Join today's conversation, "Prosecutors in Action: Dismantling the Superpredator Myth" at 12pm ET today! Leaders Xavier McElrath-Bey, Miriam Krinsky, Larry Krasner, Chesa Boudin, Aisha Braveboy, and Kim Foxx will discuss the manifestations of the superpredator narrative they've witnessed and more!

http://ow.ly/sQ9W50FTnE9

Join today's conversation, "Prosecutors in Action: Dismantling the Superpredator Myth" at 12pm ET today! Leaders Xavier McElrath-Bey, Miriam Krinsky, Larry Krasner, Chesa Boudin, Aisha Braveboy, and Kim Foxx will discuss the manifestations of the superpredator narrative they've witnessed and more!

http://ow.ly/sQ9W50FTnE9

08/11/2021

A huge thank you to #NFL players Chris Long and Devin McCourty of the Players Coalition for speaking at our 2021 Virtual Youth Summit! Join us in hearing from Chris Long on the importance of youth legal system reform and the incredible work our Emerging Leaders Committee is doing

Young leader Keenan Adams Kenard delivering a powerful spoken word to kick off day 2 of CJJ’s 2021 Youth Summit. Don’t m...
08/10/2021

Young leader Keenan Adams Kenard delivering a powerful spoken word to kick off day 2 of CJJ’s 2021 Youth Summit. Don’t miss the rest of today’s powerful conversations, presentations, art, and advocacy. Join by Zoom now!

Young leader Keenan Adams Kenard delivering a powerful spoken word to kick off day 2 of CJJ’s 2021 Youth Summit. Don’t miss the rest of today’s powerful conversations, presentations, art, and advocacy. Join by Zoom now!

CJJ’s 2021 Youth Summit kicked off with a presentation from ELC members Jordyn and Keeve who guided us through drawing o...
08/09/2021

CJJ’s 2021 Youth Summit kicked off with a presentation from ELC members Jordyn and Keeve who guided us through drawing our trees of life. From the roots to the leaves, they taught us how to take our story and share it strategically. Don’t miss out on the rest of this year's Youth Summit. Join on Zoom now!

Thank you @RepCardenas, @RepKarenBass, and @CoryBooker for introducing the Second Chance for Justice Package. This trans...
08/05/2021
Bass, Cárdenas, Booker Announce Second Chance for Justice Legislative Package

Thank you @RepCardenas, @RepKarenBass, and @CoryBooker for introducing the Second Chance for Justice Package. This transformative package recognizes that children are different than adults, & need different support for rehabilitation and growth: bit.ly/Second-Change-Package

“After decades of increasingly punitive and failed juvenile justice policies, it’s time to take a step in a direction that recognizes that children are different than adults, that they have enormous potential for rehabilitation, change, and growth, and that we can do better to meet their develop...

You can still register for the event! Registration details are below:To register, click here: http://ow.ly/Lczl50FIVRH
08/03/2021

You can still register for the event! Registration details are below:

To register, click here: http://ow.ly/Lczl50FIVRH

You can still register for the event! Registration details are below:

To register, click here: http://ow.ly/Lczl50FIVRH

07/30/2021

After much thoughtful consideration, the 2021 Youth Summit will be completely virtual this year. We regret any inconvenience this decision may make for our attendees. If you need help transferring your registration or with a refund, please email [email protected]. Looking forward to being together with you in person again when it is safe to do so.

Check out the recently published article by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on how the pandemic...
07/26/2021
Reimagining Youth Justice: How the Dual Crises of COVID‐19 and Racial Injustice Inform Judicial Policymaking and Reform

Check out the recently published article by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on how the pandemic and rejuvenated movement for racial justice in 2020 have created an opportunity to reimagine reform and policymaking. Click here! https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfcj.12196

The COVID-19 pandemic and the rejuvenated movement for racial justice in 2020 have presented an opportunity to reimagine the roles, practices, and policies of juvenile and family court systems actors...

Just a reminder that the deadline to submit your workshop proposal for CJJ’s 2021 R/ED conference has been extended to J...
07/21/2021

Just a reminder that the deadline to submit your workshop proposal for CJJ’s 2021 R/ED conference has been extended to July 31st! For instructions and guidelines, go to http://ow.ly/p09N50FALDg

To submit, go to http://ow.ly/Cm8b50FALNc

Just a reminder that the deadline to submit your workshop proposal for CJJ’s 2021 R/ED conference has been extended to July 31st! For instructions and guidelines, go to http://ow.ly/p09N50FALDg

To submit, go to http://ow.ly/Cm8b50FALNc

📅 Save the Date: @JustSchools and @AndrusFamFund are hosting an #EducationAnew panel on Winning and Sustaining Police-fr...
07/20/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Winning and Sustaining Police-free Schools: Lessons from the Freedom Side. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

📅 Save the Date: @JustSchools and @AndrusFamFund are hosting an #EducationAnew panel on Winning and Sustaining Police-free Schools: Lessons from the Freedom Side on July 27 at 2pm ET. Join me in engaging in this important conversation: bit.ly/pfseasj

Join Communities for Just Schools Fund and Andrus Family Fund on Tuesday, July 27th from 2:00-3:30pm ET for an Education Anew: Shifting Justice panel conversation on Winning and Sustaining Police-free Schools: Lessons from the Freedom Side. During this virtual panel we will learn from movement organ...

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After years of development, Rutgers University is thrilled to announce the launch of our Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Certificate Program!
After years of development, Rutgers University is thrilled to announce the launch of our Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Certificate Program!
After years of development, Rutgers University is thrilled to announce the launch of our Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Certificate Program!
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