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JJ Matters

Juvenile Justice Matters


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The Campaign for Youth Justice is a national organization dedicated to ending the practice of trying, sentencing and incarcerating youth under the age of 18 in the adult criminal justice system. This radio show will feature experts, young people, and parents discussing juvenile justice issues.

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Please join us for an interview with Kristin Rodine, Canyon County Reporter for the Idaho Statesman. We will be discussing the automatic transfer of juveniles into the adult system for certain crimes in Idaho. She has been covering the case... more

Joining us this week is Paul Butler, a professor at George Washington University Law School, former DC prosecutor and author of the book, Let’s Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice. Professor Butler believes the criminal justice system... more

Clemmie Greenlee is no stranger to the dangers of gang violence, street life and jail. From the time she was 12 until her early 40s, Clemmie was consumed by a world of gangs, violence, drugs and prostitution. This same world continues to... more

Sweeping changes to the juvenile justice system are taking place in Ohio, thanks to a federal class action first filed as a compliant against the Ohio Department of Youth Services in 2004 and resulting in a settlement in May 2008. Joining us... more

The FACE Movement is an advocacy group based in Salt Lake City, Utah that has mobilized itself to improve the conditions of oppressed people within their community. The Movement is against adult trials, sentencing and incarceration... more

Join us for an exclusive interview from prison with Efrén Paredes, Jr., is a prison inmate serving three Life sentences for murder and armed robbery. Convicted at the age of 15, never saw the inside of a juvenile court and has steadfastly... more

When Victor Saez was first introduced to the Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project (YASP), he was a participant in a series of weekly workshops for incarcerated youth in the Philadelphia Jail. Vic had been charged as an adult at... more

Joining us this week is Barry Krisberg, President of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), a longtime leading nonprofit organization that “promotes effective, humane, fair and economically sound solutions to family,... more

Latino youth are treated more harshly by the justice system than white youth, for similar offenses, at all stages in the justice system, according to a new report released this week by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the... more

Javier Stauring is Policy Director of Faith Communities for Families and Children, a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, economically diverse coalition of faith based organizations that provide support for and advocate on behalf of children and... more