Justice for Juniors

Justice for Juniors Our aim is to reduce the high rate of ricidivism of juveniles in the D.C. Area through community service and social justice projects. GWU's PCMA offers provides various ministries for GWU students and the DC community at large.
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We offer Sunday services and weekly Bible studies, but also sponsor interfaith projects such as Justice for Juniors, which focuses on ending juvenile recidivism within DC. We welcome students of any nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation and religious tradition.

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UPDATE: DUE TO THE PROJECTED WEATHER REPORTS, THE FORUM FOR 2/9/16 WILL BE POSTPONED. A new date/time will be determined...
01/25/2016

UPDATE: DUE TO THE PROJECTED WEATHER REPORTS, THE FORUM FOR 2/9/16 WILL BE POSTPONED. A new date/time will be determined at a later time, and we will update the page as soon as we know. Thank you!

To learn more about the Juvenile Justice Forum, please contact J. Siafa Johnson, Chaplain, Luther Rice Baptist Chaplaincy at GW at [email protected]; or Chantelle Haynes, Chair, Forum Committee, Justice for Juniors at [email protected]

The annual Justice for Juniors forum theme is “Recidivism and the Transition of Juveniles into Adult Corrections.”

In the District of Columbia, rates of reoffending for juvenile offenders are a little higher than the average when compared with other jurisdictions. With as many as 40% reoffending, it is likely that many of these juveniles will be transferred to adult corrections (National Center for Juvenile Justice). Based on this startling number, it is imperative that this issue be brought to the forefront.

The Justice for Juniors forum brings together prominent advocates, policy specialists, law enforcement and legal experts to discuss an array of issues affecting juveniles in the Washington, DC Metro Area. The panelists will represent a cross-section of criminal justice experts, and this year, they will also serve as co-sponsors of the forum. There will be presenters from the US Justice Department, the Sentencing Project, the D.C. Department of Corrections, Campaign for Youth Justice and Parent Watch, Inc.

Justice for Juniors is sponsored by the Luther Rice Baptist Chapel and is coordinated by the GW Protestant Campus Ministry Association, and co-sponsored by the Council of Churches, Greater Washington, the Catholic University Chaplaincy, the University of Maryland Hillel and Baptist Collegiate Ministry. It focuses on reducing juvenile recidivism through tutorials and mentoring. Participating universities include, The George Washington University, Catholic University and the University of Maryland.

Youth Service Center, DC Juvenile Jail at the Fall, 2015 Reflection Session with the Superintendent
12/04/2015

Youth Service Center, DC Juvenile Jail at the Fall, 2015 Reflection Session with the Superintendent

Justice for Juniors
01/20/2015

Justice for Juniors

10/22/2014

Looking to get involved with youth advocacy in Washington, DC? Join Justice for Juniors weekly on Sunday mornings at 10 am to work with juveniles on parole and to advocate for these youth within the justice system. Email us at [email protected] for more information!

We are proud to announce the participation of PCMA volunteers in GWU's Interfaith Candlelight Vigil this past Thirsday, ...
09/13/2014

We are proud to announce the participation of PCMA volunteers in GWU's Interfaith Candlelight Vigil this past Thirsday, in memory of those who died in the attacks on 9/11 #neverforget

08/25/2014

As students in many schools and universities across the country and around the world began yet another year of schooling today we are keeping the youth in DC's juvenile detention center on our minds. If you're looking for a way to get involved with a great educational program in DC this year, we at Justice for Juniors offer a program that teaches high risk juvenile youth about current events through reading comprehension skill development. If you're interested in the criminal justice system or aiding youth education check out more about us on our page and stay tuned for updates on how to get more involved, coming soon!

05/10/2014

This upcoming Sunday marks the beginning of our Summer Justice for Juniors program! Lessons on a variety of topics will be discussed with Juvenile's in the D.C. area at the George Washington University Marvin Center each Sunday. If you are interested in the D.C. Juvenile Justice system, education, or mentoring, contact [email protected] for details on how to join this great cause!

At the GW Juvenile Justice forum held on 2/6/2014, the US Justice Department provided the following 2010 US Justice Depa...
05/08/2014

At the GW Juvenile Justice forum held on 2/6/2014, the US Justice Department provided the following 2010 US Justice Department's Data on DC's Juvenile Justice System.
The forum was co-sponsored by the Luther Rice Chapel/PCMA and the GW Newman Center.

We are so excited to welcome some new volunteers to our program for the Spring semester and to see all of our returners ...
01/28/2014

We are so excited to welcome some new volunteers to our program for the Spring semester and to see all of our returners working hard to organize lesson plans and Justice events for the upcoming months!!

01/10/2014

Looking for a way to give back to the DC Community? Interested in Social Justice and education? Check, check and check! Justice for Juniors is about to start back up after a wonderful winter break and we are hoping to have more volunteers this coming spring to help with both our Monday and Wednesday sessions at the detention center and the Sunday sessions held on the George Washington University Campus! If you're interested in being a part of this program, and making a difference in the youth of DC, contact us or like our page on Facebook!

A briefing session, held in the MArvin Center, after a Sunday Lesson with the boys from local DC shelter
01/10/2014

A briefing session, held in the MArvin Center, after a Sunday Lesson with the boys from local DC shelter

Our booth at the Student Org Fair on the 27th.
09/04/2013

Our booth at the Student Org Fair on the 27th.

09/01/2013

Stop by the Marvin Center today for an informal meet-and-greet style orientation, and to get to know our amazing e-board and other volunteers! #GWU #studentorg

08/27/2013

Welcome back GWU students, and welcome all new students! We hope to see you all at the org fair tonight (6:30pm, U Yard!) #GWU

Photos from CFYJ's Mother's Day initiative. Volunteers helped sign cards for the mothers of incarcerated children, to he...
05/05/2013

Photos from CFYJ's Mother's Day initiative. Volunteers helped sign cards for the mothers of incarcerated children, to help make being away from loved ones a little less difficult.

The Campaign for Youth Justice visited the campus of GW University to partner with Justice for Juniors for our Mother's Day card signing program. We wrote and sent mothers day cards on behalf of incarcerated youth.

Volunteers from our Monday/Tuesday Detention Center mentoring, as well as our Sunday morning mentoring sessions with loc...
02/12/2013

Volunteers from our Monday/Tuesday Detention Center mentoring, as well as our Sunday morning mentoring sessions with local youth shelters.

Volunteers from our Monday/Tuesday Detention Center mentoring, as well as our Sunday morning mentoring sessions with local youth shelters.

Juvenile Justice Forum
02/11/2013

Juvenile Justice Forum

A picture from our Juvenile Justice Forum last Thursday. Over 100 GW students were in attendance, along with community m...
02/11/2013

A picture from our Juvenile Justice Forum last Thursday. Over 100 GW students were in attendance, along with community members, Justice for Juniors volunteers, and juvenile residents from DC shelters. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event successful!

Our wonderful Detention Center volunteers! These students tutor and mentor incarcerated youth every Monday and Tuesday e...
02/10/2013

Our wonderful Detention Center volunteers! These students tutor and mentor incarcerated youth every Monday and Tuesday evening.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact [email protected]

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02/07/2013

Today is the big day! Don't miss out on the chance to raise questions on issues of youth justice and incarceration. Our panelists are members of DC MPD, Superior Court, Dept. of Mental Health, and various youth advocacy groups. Join in the conversation on juvenile justice!

Come visit us on Twitter for updates on our activities! (Church visits, youth events, etc.) https://twitter.com/gwupcma
02/03/2013
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Come visit us on Twitter for updates on our activities! (Church visits, youth events, etc.) https://twitter.com/gwupcma

The latest from GWU Protestants (@gwupcma). GWU's Protestant Campus Ministry Association. Sunday Services and Bible Study as well as interfaith service projects. We welcome all faiths and backgrounds.. Washington, DC

09/27/2012

Great feedback from the meet and greets on Monday and Tuesday. Looking forward to the first session! #Justice4Juniors #PCMA

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