Upcoming Events in September

As Congress returns from their August recess, briefings are once again populating our event calendar. Here are two that we wanted to highlight from Feeding America and Youth Advocate Programs, Inc., two of NHSA’s members.     Hunger in America 2014: A Study on the Charitable Food Assistance Network  Friday, September 12 10:00am-11:00am — 332…

Infographic Thursday: School to Prison Pipeline

Did you know that youth of color, LGBTQ students, and students with disabilities are punished more often and more harshly than their other peers for the same behavior? Today’s infographic from the Advancement Project shows how minority youth and those with arguably the most obstacles in life are most often caught in the school-to-prison pipeline. The…

Safely Home: The Case for Community over Institutions

Tonight, 70,000 youth will sleep in a locked facility, having been caught in our juvenile justice system or even in our adult criminal justice system. It shouldn’t be the case that this becomes the norm, where we refuse to take the cheaper, preventive actions and instead choose the more costly and damaging actions.  A new report from Youth Advocate…

Join the National Call In Day for Juvenile Justice Funding Today!

From SparkAction. View the original post here. This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee will be making federal funding decisions for critical juvenile justice programs. Please call your Senator today!  Enter your Zip Code to get the phone number and talking points. Urge your Senator to support funding for the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act…

Policy Solutions for our Mass Incarceration Problem

The Prison Policy Initiative has put together the “Whole Pie” of our mass incarceration system to give Americans the tools they need to demand meaningful to changes to our criminal justice system. Our systems of federal, state, local, and other types of confinement make it difficult to piece together a whole picture of who enters, leaves,…

ACTION NEEDED: Sign On for Implementation of PREA

In 2011, youth development organizations across the country urged Attorney General Holder to provide concrete guidance for states on implementing the Youthful Inmate Standard of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).  This still hasn’t happened, even though PREA is 10 years old. Please take a moment to join the Campaign for Youth Justice‘s new call…