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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.

On-Demand Episodes

Tamar Birckhead has recently been featured in the media discussing North Carolina's "Raise the Age" campaign. You won't want to miss this show. Tune in and ask your questions.

Tyler Edmonds from Mississippi, gave a false confession to protect his sister and ended up getting a life sentence at the age of 13. He was recently released from prison and he will tell his story. You won't want to miss this show.

Vincent Schiraldi is in the middle of a major reform in the juvenile justice system in Washington, D.C. The District of Columbia is seen as a national model for reform and the Director of this agency will talk discuss the positive results and... more

Shay Bilchik is a former prosecutor and OJJDP Administrator. Currently, he is the Director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute. He will share his expertise on juvenile justice and... more

Vicky Gunderson, and advocate and parent from Wisconsin, discusses her personal experience in dealing with the adult justice system and the advocacy work she is promoting on this issue.

Neelum Arya, Research Director at the Campaign for Youth Justice, talks about "Critical Condition African-American Youth in the Justice System." This is a new report that focuses on racial disparities in the justice system.

This will be our first radio show on Blog Talk radio. We are so excited. On this show we will talk about the Campaign for Youth Justice, our mission, and ways that you can get involved. We'll also discuss an important hearing on proposed... more