Juvenile Justice Reform: Community Organizing to Stop the Rail to Jail - Apply Now!
By Grace Bauer, May 16 2011
For parents, family members, and community advocates who care about young people in the juvenile justice system:
The Community Justice Network for Youth (CJNY) and the Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) are pleased to announce the application process for "Organizing 101: Community Organizing to Stop the Rail to Jail!" (See CJNY's publication, "Stopping the Rail to Jail" by clicking the image at right.)
This will be an intergenerational organizing intensive taking place August 11-15, 2011 just outside of Washington D.C. We are excited to offer change makers from across the U.S. an opportunity to gain skills and the means to be able to attend this intensive.
The goals of this organizing 101 intensive are:
- Build community with like-minded individuals
- Deepen participants' community organizing skills
- Introduce participants to effective strategies to hold their local juvenile justice systems accountable