National Juvenile Justice Network
This grant provides general operating support for the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN), which coordinates a national coalition and learning community of state-based youth justice advocates to advance reform in their jurisdictions and at the federal level. NJJN provides state-specific technical assistance, research, and a national communication strategy to promote unified messaging and action on such issues as the overuse of youth confinement. Its Youth Justice Leadership Institute trains young people of color to be leaders in youth justice reform. In response to members’ requests, NJJN has created a victims’ working group to be responsive to the issues impacting the victims of crime and to advocate for more victims’ services. It also educates members and is committed to an agenda informed by a racial equity lens.