Re-posted with permission from Justice for Families
1) Support families navigating the juvenile justice system by advancing legislation and supporting programs that make it easier for families to keep their children in school and out of the justice system; and
2) Follow the lead of states that have embarked upon "justice reinvestment" initiatives to reallocate resources away from failed 'tough on crime' policies toward direct investments in the communities most harmed by them.
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If you are in or near DC, please attend the hearing. Justice for Families is a member of Dignity in Schools and we are following their lead in helping to get youth, families and concerned community members to this hearing. So please email us if we can help you get people to the hearing (you can just reply to this message).
If you can't make the hearing. Please check out our testimony to Congress and let us know what you think. Justice for Families is building grassroots power to impact local and national policy that impact families of system-involved youth and we need your support.
Below you will find a series of family interviews detailing just what families go through and demonstrating why our work is necessary. (Thanks to Richard Ross and his students at University of California at Santa Barbara for their support in putting these videos together).
Zachary Norris and Grace Bauer