Category: youth of color

Apply Now: Youth Justice Leadership Institute Fellowship

The National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) is seeking applications for 2018–2019 Youth Justice Leadership Institute fellowships from advocates and organizers working to transform the youth justice field. The institute is a robust, year-long fellowship program that seeks to clear a broad path for people of color to lead justice system transformations. The program is geared towards individuals of color working as professionals in …

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Juvenile Injustice: Racial Disparities in Incarceration Start Early

Colorlines By Alfonso Serrano Much like its adult counterpart, the United States’ juvenile justice system teems with racial disparities and overcrowding in settings inundated with non-violent, low-level offenders, according to a new report. Nonprofit Prison Policy Initiative released Youth Confinement: The Whole Pie on February 27, 2018. Per the report, although Black kids represent less than 14 precent of all …

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