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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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This call is an opportunity to learn more about event planning and strategies for a successful Youth Justice Awareness Month (YJAM) event. YJAM is a great opportunity to highlight your group or organization as well as the great work... more

Join the Campaign for Youth Justice and YJAM Chair and 5K expert, Tracy McClard as we discuss helpful tips on how to host a Youth Justice Awareness Month (YJAM) 5K Race in your city.

Join the Campaign for Youth Justice as we discuss a step-by-step guide to fundraising for your YJAM event.

Juvenile Justice Matters speaks with Nicole Miera of Colorado to discuss her brother's story of being tried as an adult at the age of 17 and the tragic outcome in his case. Miera is now an advocate for juvenile justice reform... more

The U.S. Department of Justice just released new regulations for the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Eric Columbus who is a Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General will join us to talk about these new standards and how they... more

This month on Juvenile Justice Matters, will we speak with an incredible person who has seen what it's like to be in an adult prison at a young age. Jason Baldwin, one of the West Memphis 3, will join us to talk about his case and life... more

Kim Taylor-Thompson, a professor of clinical law at New York University School of Law, recently wrote an opinion editorial in The National Journal Magazine on the upcoming Supreme Court hearing regarding juvenile life without parole for... more

Maryland resident Jabreira Handy was charged as an adult at the age of 16. Her 11 month stay in an adult jail caused extreme emotional and psychological distress. Although eventually taking a plea bargain and given a lesser sentence... more

Juvenile Justice Matters starts 2012 off with a look at the budget woes in California and how some facility closures may send more kids to the adult justice system. California Attorney David Steinhart will be our guest. He is the Director... more

This Sunday evening, November 20th on MSNBC at 10 pm EST, Young Kids, Hard Time will premiere. This is a new series from Calamari Productions and MSNBC. Calamari was granted sweeping access inside the maximum security... more

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