JJPL News


Sep 18, 2013

JJPL Welcomes Fall Interns

JJPL is excited to welcome four new interns to our team for the fall semester. They will be working on Schools First and Youth Organizing.   There are still internships available in other program areas. If you are interested, please email info@jjpl.org with a cover letter, which includes specific JJPL program(s) you’re interested in along…

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Jul 28, 2013

Save the Date for JJPL’s Gala: November 15, 2013

Join us November 15, 7-10pm at Eiffel Society to honor the 2013 Justice for Youth Award recipients.

Tickets and underwriting opportunities are now available. For more information, please contact Lelia Gowland: lgowland@jjpl.org or 504.522.5437.

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Jan 11, 2013

CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS, EDUCATION AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS VOICE CONCERN, URGE WHITE HOUSE NOT TO ADOPT ANY INITIATIVES PLACING MORE ARMED POLICE IN SCHOOLS

PRESS CALL ADVISORY  Contact: Jennifer Farmer, 202.728.9557 ext. 341, or jfarmer@advancementproject.org  Press Call Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11 am EST  Washington, DC – A coalition of civil rights organizations, law enforcement leaders and educators coordinated by Advancement Project are raising concerns about calls for more police in schools as the Vice President’s task force on gun…

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Apr 15, 2014

Why House Bill 777 Matters for Louisiana’s Youth

Schools First Director Jolon McNeil writes about why House Bill 777 is vital to creating opportunities for Louisiana’s youth to grow and thrive. Read about which bills can help or harm Louisiana’s young people during this year’s legislative session by checking out our legislative agenda.

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Apr 14, 2014

Support juvenile justice reform on #GiveNOLA day!

JJPL is participating in GiveNOLA Day – the community’s first online giving event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation – on May 6. Support us by going online and clicking here and your donation dollars will receive a little lagniappe! You can also help by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter…

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Apr 02, 2014

Security in Schools: Increased police presence does not make schools safer

Research shows that police presence in schools has not been proven to make schools safer and that it can further exacerbate the criminalization of youth, specifically youth of color, LGBTQ youth and youth with disabilities.

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Mar 11, 2014

JJPL releases 2012-2013 School Discipline Information Reports

At JJPL, we believe that greater transparency about the use of suspensions will bring a deeper awareness to parents as they choose schools for their students and to educators and policy makers as they create school and classroom discipline policies that keep students in schools.

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Mar 10, 2014

2012-2013 School Discipline Information Reports

At JJPL, we believe that greater transparency about the use of suspensions will bring a deeper awareness to parents as they choose schools for their students and to educators and policy makers as they create school and classroom discipline policies that keep students in schools.  The information in the School Discipline Information Report was gathered…

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