In the past few years, we have seen more mainstream attention both from community members and influential leaders to a population that has largely been invisible: young people involved in the juvenile justice system. This fall alone, Pope Francis spoke out about injustice in our justice system,...
Within the last month, seven cities in Nebraska have passed a resolution calling for a Presidential Youth Council. James Moseman, Nebraska State Director for the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council shares how these resolutions can amplify youth voices and spread the campaign's...
It’s a bright and sunny Tuesday morning in bustling Washington, D.C., and I’m headed to jail.
October is Youth Justice Awareness Month, and as consensus builds in the Senate and the House around the need for criminal justice reform, the effort to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is gaining momentum.
Over the past 20 years, states have significantly expanded legislation allowing for the prosecution of children in the adult criminal justice system. For YJAM, Theodore Shaw discusses the harm in prosecuting children as adults.
Voices from the 2015 Capitol Hill hearing, "Reviewing the Juvenile Justice System and How It Serves At-Risk Youth."