YOU ARE INVITED! JOIN CFYJ for #YJAM on Oct 2nd as “We Burn Down The House”
October is rapidly approaching and so is Youth Justice Awareness Month! Youth Justice Awareness Month (YJAM) is an opportunity for communities, families, youth, and allies to host community-led actions and events that expose the consequences of children being processed in adult court and placed in adult jails and prisons. With events happening throughout the country, YJAM is not only a time to raise awareness but also a time to build collective action, to strengthen relationships with other advocates, and to join local advocacy campaigns working to create policy changes.
One in three American children will be arrested by the time they are twenty-three, and many will spend time locked in horrific detention centers that defy everything we know about how to rehabilitate young offenders.
“Burning Down the House”, written by Nell Bernstein, introduces us to youth across the nation who have suffered violence and psychological torture at the hands of the state, offering a call to shut down our nation’s counterproductive juvenile prisons and bring our children home.
Author Nell Bernstein will participate in a book discussion and signing about ending juvenile prison.
We hope you will join us!
WHAT: Book Discussion with Nell Bernstein, author of “Burning Down the House, the End of Juvenile Prison”
WHEN: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Busboy & Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC
#YJAM #YouthJustice #JuvenileJustice
Note: This event is free. Donations to advance the cause of juvenile justice will be taken at the door.
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