Juvenile Justice

Major Momentum on Juvenile Justice

January 26, 2016 This morning, President Obama announced that he would direct the Justice Department to ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles in federal facilities and as a response to low-level infractions. In a Washington Post op-ed announcing…

On Our 2015 Agenda: Juvenile Justice Reform

April 26, 2015 The Community Foundation of New Jersey, on behalf of and in partnership with many of its fundholders, has for more than a year focused on reforming New Jersey’s juvenile justice system. Part of what got us involved…

A Special Year-End Giving Opportunity

December 30, 2014 Last month we told you about the gathering we hosted at Tracy House, at which two partners of ours shared insights about the challenges they face in stopping human trafficking and reforming New Jersey’s juvenile justice system.…

Sandler & Nagel Address CFNJ on Child Welfare Issues

November 19, 2014 This afternoon, CFNJ hosted Kelly Sandler, of the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, and Eliza Nagel, of the Rutgers Criminal and Youth Justice Clinic at Rutgers Law – Newark, to speak on human trafficking and juvenile justice, respectively.…

Making a Difference for Incarcerated Youth

October 20, 2014 Young people incarcerated in New Jersey’s juvenile correctional institutions have, historically, been treated as statistics. From being subject to unduly harsh punishments to being denied access to lawyers to advise them of their rights, youth have been…