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|CJNY Member Programs - D - L|
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Detroit Summer (MI) - An at-risk youth high school program designed to meet the needs of students who are not currently succeeding in their conventional high school, attending sporadically or may be in danger of leaving school prior to graduation.
DRUM - Desis Rising Up and Moving (NY) - Founded to build power of South Asian low wage immigrant workers, families fighting deportation, and youth in New York City. Organizes through political education and membership led action for immigrant rights, racial, economic, and social justice.
East Baltimore Youth and Family Services (MD) - A private company that offers individual/family services services-misc.
East Bay Asian Youth Center (CA) - Their mission is to inspire and empower young people to become life-builders of a just and caring multi-cultural society. They provide counseling, support, advocacy, and mentoring to elementary, middle and high school students.
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (CA) - Documents, exposes and challenges human rights abuses within the U.S. criminal justice system. Combines policy reform, media advocacy, public education, grass-root organizing, direct-action mobilizing, cultural activism, new technology and legal service.
Ella J. Baker House (MA) - A nonprofit, community-based organization that provides direct services to high-risk youth and their families by working and living "in the trenches" in Dorchester's Four Corners neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. They combine a settlement-house-style community youth center with direct outreach. They help at-risk youth avoid violence, achieve literacy, and access jobs.
Esperanza/Hope (NY) - Alternative to placement program developed and operated by Vera, in partnership with the ew York City Department of Probation and other city agencies, for youth who have been found guilty of a nonviolent offenses and who would be sent to juvenile detention centers upstate. Instead, participants remain in their homes and with their families during their four to six months in the program.
Exodus Transitional Community (NY) - A transitional community that assists recently released men and women from their incarceration to the "free world."
Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) (LA) - FFLIC is a parent organizing and advocacy group working on juvenile prison reform.
Fearless Leading By Youth (DC)
First Defense Legal Aid (IL) - Provides 24-hour legal representation for persons detained at Chicago police stations. They also provide legal education workshops and community advocacy.
Girls Inc. (NY) - Their goal is to enrich the lives of NYC girls ages 6-18 through partnerships and direct service programs. They also provide training and technical assistance for community-based organizations.
Highlander Center (TN) - Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South.
Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth (CA) - HOMEY seeks to further the work of social justice, youth-led organizing and continue the political-education and violence-prevention services they offer low-income, Latino youth in San Francisco's Mission District and city-wide.
Homies Unidos (Los Angeles, CA) - A nonprofit that works with and assist at-risk youth.
Institute for Juvenile Reform & Advocacy (NY)
Justice for DC Youth (DC) - A diverse, intergenerational group that advocates for a fair and more effective juvenile system in the District. We are working to shift the city's priorities from incarceration to education.
Juvenile and Education Training/American Resource Technicians (LA)
Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (LA) - Nonprofit statewide law and advocacy center dedicated to juvenile reform in New Orleans.
Kaleidoscope (IL) - They work with the most difficult to serve youth in the system with no decline or punitive discharge and they share best practices with others.
La Plazita Institute (NM)
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children/All of Us or None (CA) - A national organizing initiative started by formerly-incarcerated people to fight against discrimination faced after release and to fight for the human rights of prisoners.