“The National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) provides national leadership on juvenile indigent defense and due process deprivations that young people face in the delinquency system by providing training, technical assistance, policy development, community-building, leadership opportunities, legislative advocacy, litigation support, and research.
NJDC’s work responds to the urgent need to improve the quality of juvenile defense by simultaneously building the capacity of the juvenile defense bar and engaging in concrete systemic reform—striking at both the practice and policy levels. NJDC operates as an independent, mission driven, non-partisan, non-profit organization. Since our inception, NJDC has proven that with dedication and intention we can stimulate tremendous growth and innovation within the juvenile defense” community.” Learn More
“The Seattle Journal for Social Justice seeks to promote critical interdisciplinary discussions on urgent problems of social justice, including exploring the often-conflicting meanings of justice that arise in a diverse society. The SJSJ is managed and edited by Seattle University School of Law students in their second and third years of study. Publishing its inaugural issue in 2002, the SJSJ has compiled content representing a diverse range of social justice issues and perspectives: from questions on the impact of HIV/AIDS in the global community to discussions on the environmental degradation of Native American lands; from artwork drawn by Guantanamo detainees to reflections on spiritual exploration in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Among our most notable authors are Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Alice Walker, Howard Zinn, and Noam Chomsky.” Learn More
“The Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice was established via Executive Order 10-03 on September 13, 2010. The Partnership Council is charged with being "the primary state planning agency for matters pertaining to juvenile justice in the state of Washington."
The WA-PCJJ meets the requirements for state advisory group membership per 42 U.S.C. 5633, Sec. 223(a)(3)(A) of the federal JJDP Act, including that at least one-fifth of the membership be under the age of 24 at the time of appointment. Gordon McHenry, Jr. is the appointed Chair of the WA-PCJJ, and Judge James Orlando, Pierce County Superior Court, is Vice Chair. The Council is staffed by the Office of Juvenile Justice, within the Rehabilitation Administration, DSHS.”
“Promote partnerships and innovations that improve outcomes for juvenile offenders and their victims, to build family and community capacity to prevent delinquency, and to provide analysis and expertise to state and local policymakers.”
“The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) is a nationwide coalition of State Advisory Groups (SAGs), organizations, individuals, youth, and allies dedicated to preventing children and youth from becoming involved in the courts and upholding the highest standards of care when youth are charged with wrongdoing and enter the justice system. CJJ envisions a nation where fewer children are at risk of delinquency; and if they are at risk or involved with the justice system, they and their families receive every possible opportunity to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. “ Learn More
“TeamChild’s work is grounded in our Core Values and commitment to making sure that we are all listening to young people’s perspectives and voices and including them in making decisions about their lives. The stakes for the youth we work with are high ‐ without assistance to address their urgent needs, they may drop out of school, end up homeless, or incarcerated. Legal services for youth are the core of our agency’s work and inform our outreach, trainings, and broader advocacy.”
Legal services for youth are the core of our agency’s work and inform our outreach, trainings, and broader advocacy on behalf of youth.TeamChild staff attorneys provide legal representation and advice to help youth assert their right to services that meet their basic needs. Our attorneys work directly with youth to identify their goals and create a plan to achieve those goals. For example, we help children get back into school, find safe and stable housing, get healthcare and mental health services, and access other public support. Legal representation from TeamChild is effective in reducing juvenile court involvement and improving access to education, healthcare, and housing.” Learn More
“The Avoice Web site is designed to capture and preserve the rich history of political and legislative contributions of blacks for future generations. This virtual online library is a central source of information about historical and contemporary African American policy issues important to researchers, academics, educators and students.
This project was developed by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. Capturing the history of the participation and contribution of African Americans in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate is central to the policy development and educational mission of the CBCF. The devastation that accompanied Hurricane Katrina in 2005 brought to light the fragility of historical artifacts. For this reason, the CBC has taken the initiative to collect, store, and disseminate this particular history by using technology to preserve it against all known odds.
Our objectives for this site include enabling African Americans to become more familiar with the political issues of the past as a basis for understanding the political and legislative reality they face today. We also want to encourage young people to pursue careers in government based on the shining examples of previous leaders.
This site is organic. History is being made every day by African American legislators. We will preserve those events and add to the site continuously. We will provide interactive learning tools that highlight the history of African-American political involvement in Congress and promote civic engagement among the youth.
The Avoice Web site is a comprehensive and qualitative resource for teachers, scholars, students and people interested in American legislative history. We welcome feedback and submissions. Please contact us with any questions or suggestions. This site is for you. Please enjoy and share with your friends and colleagues.” Learn More
“Operation Understanding DC‘s mission is to build a generation of African American and Jewish community leaders who promote respect, understanding and cooperation while working to eradicate racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination.
Our students are dedicated to stamping out racism and anti-Semitism wherever they encounter it. They build bridges between the Black and Jewish communities. But, they do not stop there. They use their skills, vision and passion to bring together people of all different ethnicities, races, religions, socio-economic backgrounds and sexual orientations. Our young leaders are changing the world, one person at a time.”