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Support Family Engagement This Mother's Day

Posted in Research & Policy Friday, 10 May 2013


Family Comes First
On Sunday we will gather to honor and thank the mothers and other important women who have nurtured us in our lives through their love, support, and patience. We all have such women in our lives - women who work daily to provide and to protect the children and family they love. 
 
Unfortunately, most justice systems in operation today keep mothers and family members at arm's length. Family must come first,especially whenit comes to children who come into contact with the law. 
This is why the Campaign for Youth Justice has written Family Comes First, the first comprehensive analysis of current family engagement and family partnership practices in juvenile justice systems around the country. This manual provides practical tools and resources for practitioners interested in undertaking a family-driven approach to juvenile justice.

This manual fills the gap in research and policy by providing a clear and intentional guide to transforming the justice system by taking a family-driven approach. However, in order for families to truly become a part of their children's rehabilitation, we need to make sure families receive copies. For this reason, we are asking our supporters to support the Mother's Day Campaign.

Please consider making a donation on behalf of a loved one this Mother's Day to support families in the justice system. 100% of all donations will go toward directly supporting family members in their advocacy for family engagement.Here is what your donation will do: 
  • $25 - Family Comes First Supporter -As a Family Comes First Supporter, your support will send a Family Comes First manual to a family member of youth who have been or are currently incarcerated.  
  • $50 - Family Comes First Partner - As a Family Comes First Partner, you will receive a Limited Edition Family Comes First Pin. Your support will send twoFamily Comes Firstmanuals to family members of youth who have been or are currently incarcerated. 
  • $100 - Family Comes First Companion- As a Family Comes First Companion, you will receive a Limited Edition Family Comes First Pin. Your support will purchase five Family Comes Firstmanuals for family members of youth who have been or are currently incarcerated. 
  • $200 - Family Comes First Champion- As a Family Comes First Champion, you will receive a Limited Edition Family Comes First Pin and a free copy ofFamily Comes First.Your support will send 10 Family Comes Firstmanuals to family members of youth who have been or are currently incarcerated.  
 
 
Thank you so much again for your generous support. We look forward to a future where children will be treated like children and where no child will ever be in the adult criminal justice system. 
 
 

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