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 email@example.com with a cover letter, which includes specific JJPL program(s) you’re interested in along…Read more
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 504.522.5437.Read more
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 email@example.com 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…Read more
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The Louisiana Interchurch Conference will host the Juvenile Justice Conference on February 13, 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The conference will concentrate on at-risk youth in a time of racial and social inequality, and will feature several speakers, including JJPL Executive Director Dana Kaplan, and Gina Womack of partner organization Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children.
Registration is $20. This Conference has been approved for 5.25 CEU’s through the LSU School of Social Work, and 5.25 CLE’s for Attorneys.
This webinar is a second offering of our webinar held in December, and will feature JJPL Managing Director and Schools First Coordinator Jolon McNeil and Geoffrey Winder and Jennifer Raviv from the GSA Network.Read more
Like many others across the state of Louisiana, JJPL was surprised to learn of the closure of the Jetson Center for Youth, the juvenile secure care facility outside of Baton Rouge, late Saturday night. The facility moved its 76 youth in custody to other facilities between midnight and 2AM.
Following the passage of Act 1225 in 2003, Louisiana’s sweeping juvenile justice reform act, the Office of Juvenile justice (OJJ) adopted the Louisiana Model for Secure Care (LAMOD), which prioritizes a therapeutic model, regionalization, and more homelike environments.
JJPL applauds the new federal guidelines for school discipline that move away from harsh, zero-tolerance policies that push children out of school instead of keeping them in the classroom and creating safe learning environments. Schools First Project Director Jolon McNeil says “A national framework helps give Louisiana schools crucial guidance about the impact of school discipline…Read more