Youth Justice Awareness Month 2014 is just around the corner!
We are so excited for this year’s Youth Justice Awareness Month (YJAM)!
Every October, youth, families, and advocates from all over the nation come together to host YJAM events to expose the consequences of children being prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system and incarcerated in adult jails and prisons. Together, we build collective action to launch and support local campaigns that work towards fair, humane, and effective reform.
YJAM Events are opportunities to educate policy leaders and the community on the lifelong consequences that our youth experience but also the most current and practical solutions that our communities know will ensure youth get back on track to becoming productive citizens. This year, we plan to highlight issues that YOU deemed important for youth justice – stay tuned for more details!
YJAM Support In the coming weeks, the Campaign for Youth Justice team will be sharing tools and resources for those hosting YJAM events. We will also make sure to continue to share events happening in October, so you can plug in with local advocates!
Let us know if you plan to host an event and how we can assist. And if you want to get involved, please contact Angella Bellota, CFYJ Field Director.