Changemaker Project

On Our 2015 Agenda: Human Trafficking

January 2, 2015 The Community Foundation of New Jersey, on behalf of and in partnership with many of its fundholders, has focused on eliminating the scourge of human trafficking from the Garden State and beyond. This month marks the one-year…

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…

Author Argues Against Juvenile Incarceration

June 9, 2014 If it costs $88,000 per year to incarcerate one young person for one year, it’s worth asking the question, “what’s the return on investment?”  The question is one of many author Nell Bernstein asks – and attempts…

New York Times: Solitary Confinement Needs to Go

June 9, 2014 The New York Times editorial board this week argues that “solitary confinement […] is especially damaging for children” and solitary policies must change to as to “humaniz[e] juvenile detention.”  Scroll down for the full editorial and be…