Youth Justice Awareness Month Kicks Off in 1 Week!
The time is almost here - Youth Justice Awareness Month (YJAM) kicks off in just one week! We are very excited about the growing list of organizations joining us this year - Over 20 organizations in nearly 20 states are helping to make YJAM a reality. Events planned range from poetry slams, film screenings, community forums, and more. We estimate that over 3,000 people will attend YJAM events all over the country this year.
In response to your feedback, this year's theme is "The Consequences Aren't Minor." During the month of October, we intend on highlighting various issues under this umbrella theme, including racial and ethnic disparities, collateral consequences, and even the voices of youth and community advocates, themselves. Moreover, we will be highlighting the wonderful organizations that work, whether directly or in solidarity, to end the practice of trying youth as adults.
Be sure to look out for our social media posts highlighting the harsh realities of the adult system and it's collateral consequences. Join the conversation by following us on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtags: #YJAM and #YouthJustice.
Don't miss out on what is shaping up to be a great YJAM! Click HERE to see which events are happening in your area and check back regularly to see new events being added.
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