We also released our first publication, STOPPING THE RAIL TO JAIL. Download here.
National Juvenile Justice Week of Action, Dec. 6 – 13, 2010
Written by Shadi Rahimi
Friday, 13 August 2010 09:34
Organizations across the U.S. are calling for a National Juvenile Justice Week of Action, Dec. 6 – 13, 2010!
During this National Week of Action, members of the Community Justice Network for Youth (CJNY) will host a collective action in Washington D.C. on Monday, Dec 6, 2010. That same day, Community Voices Heard will hold an action in NYC and Tunica Teens in Action will host an action in Tunica, MS. On Dec. 8, Families and Allies of Virginias Youth will host an action. We invite all allied individuals and organizations to participate by hosting an action in your local community. Contact
for more information.
The Center for Media Justice will assist in this national effort, utilizing social media to share, coordinate and inspire during these actions.
In the year 2000, community leaders working to “Stop the Rail to Jail” established the national network CJNY. Ten years later, our work and unity is more necessary than ever. CJNY is rooted in the power of our people and the relationships that sustain us. It is in this spirit that we invite you to join us for the “CJNY 2010 National Conference and Day of Action.” We are proud to be kicking off the “National Week of Action for Juvenile Justice” (December 6th - 12th 2010) called for at the 2010 United States Social Forum by hosting a National Conference and Day of Action.
The CJNY National Conference will be a space for families, youth and community members to creatively share our love for our communities, strengthen relationships, gain skills and impact federal and local juvenile justice reform efforts. On Saturday, Dec. 4 and on Sunday, Dec. 5, we will work to build the movement our people deserve through workshops, strategy sessions, cultural performances and a dance party. On December 6, conference participants will meet with local representatives to impact current legislation, such as the Youth Promise Act and the Dream Act, as well as impact localized reform efforts to “Stop the Rail to Jail.” Throughout the conference, all participants will be trained on the skill sets needed when meeting with representatives.
Conference registration forms are below in the "Read More" link or you can request it by email to
. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 15, 2010.
Malachi Larrabee-Garza speaking out against Arizona's SB1070. Sign the petition at altoarizona.com and come to the National Day of Action in Phoenix, AZ on May 29, 2010
On Friday, April 23rd, Governor Jan Brewer joined the ranks of George Wallace and others like him who sought to gain political advantage by encouraging hatred and bigotry. And while Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio may have written themselves into the history books by supporting this repugnant law, they will appear as nothing more than a footnote. Indeed, this chapter of history will be written by the millions of immigrants who assert their place in the American story like all others who came before them. This chapter will be written by a new generation of fearless leaders, like the thousands of high school students who walked out in Phoenix and Tucson, and the nine brave leaders who sacrificed their freedom to prevent and protest the enactment of an unjust and unconstitutional law. It will be written by all of us.
Arizona's immigrant community is organizing and preparing to mount the political, legal, and economic pressure needed to restore constitutional protections to the state. They need the nation's help to change the federal policy that allowed for the formation of SB 1070. The simple fact is that the President of the United States has the moral authority and legal obligation to intervene and put an end to SB 1070.
CJNY Racial Disparities Task Force Peer Exchange Video
The CJNY's primary function is to be a support network for organizers and practitioners who are on the ground working with youth who are at risk or already involved in juvenile justice systems. We are also on: