State-by-State Events for October 2013 COMING SOON!!!


October is National Youth Justice Awareness Month! Youth Justice Awareness Month is an opportunity for families, youth, and allies to host community-led actions and events that expose the real-life 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.



Check out the YJAM State-by-State Events that happened in 2012

 

National Events

Alabama
Arkansas
Colorado
District of Columbia
Florida
Illinois
Indiana
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Missouri
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Texas
Virginia
Wyoming

 

 

National Events

Event - Growing Up Locked Down
Location - Congressional Visitors Center 203- 02, Washington, DC
Date - October 10, 2012
Host - American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Human Rights Watch (HRW)

The ACLU and Human Rights Watch will announce the release of their new report, Growing Up Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement in Jails and Prisons Across the United States. Panelists will include: Ian Kysel of HRW, Martin F. Horn of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Nicole Miera, sister of a formerly incarcerated youth, Liz Ryan of the Campaign for Youth Justice, Dr. Andrea Weisman of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, and Amy Fettig of the ACLU.



Event - Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls: Lessons from the States
Location - Capitol Hill, SVC 212-10, Washington, DC
Date - October 23, 2012

This hill briefing will support changing the juvenile justice system with solutions that work for girls. It will address the impact of poverty and violence on girls' lives; encourage to invest in community-based supports that keep girls out of the system; support providing girls with gender and culturally responsive, trauma-informed services and support; and promote keeping girls out of juvenile prisons and the adult criminal justice system.


Alabama

Event - Youth Summit and Service Day
Location - Alabama
Date - October 27, 2012
Host - Southern Poverty Law Center

 

Arkansas

Event - Film Screening of Childhood Interrupted
Host - Lori Welty, Alliance for Youth Justice


Colorado

Event - 5k Run/Walk
Location - Cheesman Park, Denver, CO
Date - October 20, 2012
Host - Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition

 

District of Columbia

Event - Infographic and Media Awareness Contest
Location - Washington, DC
Date - October 2012
Host - Eddie Ferrer, DC Lawyers for Youth

 

Event - Youth Summit Conference
Date - October 12, 2012
Location - American University
Host - Deon Jones, American University

 

Florida

Event - "Young Kids, Hard Time" Film Screening and Panel Discussion 
Location - Friday Musicale, 645 Oak St., Jacksonville, FL
Date - October 13, 9 - 11:30 am
Host - Michelle Stephens, Alliance for Youth Justice

 

Event - Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Location - Miami, FL
Date - November 2012
Host - Southern Poverty Law Center

 

Illinois

Event - Film Screening
Location - Chicago, IL
Date - October 21, 2012
Host - Grace Warren, Alliance for Youth Justice

 

Indiana

Event - Restorative Justice Community Service Day
Location - Indianapolis, IN
Date - October 2012
Host - Indiana Department of Corrections

 

Louisiana

Event - 5k Run/Walk
Location - New Orleans, LA
Date - October 7, 2012
Host - Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Youth (FFLIC)

 

Maryland

Event - Just Kids Art Show
Location - Baltimore, MD
Date - October 18, 2012
Host - Community Law In Action (CLIA) Youth

 

Massachusetts

Event - CFJJ's Justice for Kids 5k 
Location - Jamaica Pond Boathouse Pavilion, 507 JamaicaWay, Boston, MA
Date - October 14, 2011
Host - Citizens for Juvenile Justice

 

Mississippi

Event - Art, Poetry, and Justice - Poetry Slam and Art Exhibit for Youth Justice
Location - Jackson, MS
Date - October 27, 2012
Host - Southern Poverty Law Center

 

Missouri

Event - 4 Miles 4 Youth
Location - Cape County Park North, Cape Girardeau, MO
Date - October 7, 2012
Host - Tracy McClard, Families and Friends Organizing for Reform of Juvenile Justice (FORJ-MO)

 

Event - Lake Ozark Walk/Run Path 2 Justice
Location - Lake Ozark, MO
Date - October 26, 2012
Host - Mary Brennell, Missouri Juvenile Justice Association (MJJA) and FORJ-MO

 

Event - Steps 2 Justice Reform
Location - Sikeston, MO
Date - October 6, 2012
Host - RJ Johnson, Families and Friends Organizing for Reform of Juvenile Justice (FORJ-MO)

 

Event - 5k Run/Walk
Location - St. Louis, MO
Date - October 6, 2012
Host - Kelly Greer, Families and Friends Organizing for Reform of Juvenile Justice (FORJ-MO)

 

New Jersey

Event - Poetic Just Us!! All it Takes to Make a Difference is JUST US!!
Location - Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Date - October 20, 2012
Host - Renewed Minds Inc.

 

New York

Event - Art to Action!!!
Location - Russell and Danny Simmons Rush Art Gallery
Date - October 17, 2012
Host - Center for Community Alternatives

 

Event - Raise the Youth, Raise the Bar, Raise the Age
Location - Greater Works Deliverance Church, Brooklyn, NY
Date - October 27, 2012
Host - Center for NuLeadership and Urban Solutions

 

North Carolina

Event - Sacrificial Poets and Volunteers for Youth Present Youth Justice Awareness Month
Location - Street Scene Teen Center, Chapel Hill, NC
Date - October 23, 2012
Host - Volunteers for Youth and Sacrificial Poets

 

Ohio

Event - Juvenile-in-Justice CLE & Photography Exhibit
Location - Children's Law Center
Date - October 24, 2012
Host - Children's Law Center


Oregon

Event - 5k Awareness Run/Walk
Location - Portland, OR
Date - October 27, 2012
Host - Cassandra Villenueva

 

Pennsylvania

Event - Youth Knocking Campaign 
Location - Philadephia, PA
Date - October 30, 2012
Host - Youth Self-Empowerment Project

 

Event - Film Screening of "Childhood Interrupted 2" and discussion
Location - Coatesville, PA
Date - October 11, 2012
Host - Debbie Willett, Alliance for Youth Justice

 

Texas

Event - Youth Volunteer and Community Service Day 
Location - Houston, TX
Date - October 4, 2012
Host - Tarsha Jackson and Winnie Curry, Alliance for Youth Justice

 

Virginia

Event - Run for Justice 5k Run/Walk 
Location - Bluemont Park, Arlington, VA
Date - October 7, 2012
Host - Families and Allies of Virginia's Youth (FAVY)

 

Wyoming

Event - Interactive Timeline for Youth Justice
Location - Wyoming
Date - October 2012
Host - Mark Homer


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Grace Warren-IL
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Malachi Garza-CA
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Ruth Ann Foster-NC
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