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The Felony Homicide Rule in Juvenile Sentencing—March 14, Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Committee for the Analysis and Reform of Our Criminal System will hold its 2016 Annual Conference at the University of Pittsburgh Law School at 12:30, Monday, March 14. The subject will be “The Felony Homicide Rule in Juvenile Sentencing.” … Continue reading

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Creating a More Equitable and Effective Juvenile Justice System

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange We know that young offenders are different from adults and that incarcerating them perpetuates cycles of trauma and inequality that do us all more harm than good. As Congress considers pending juvenile justice reforms, such as … Continue reading

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National Juvenile Justice Network’s Leadership Institute—Applications Due April 7

Picture somebody in your mind — someone you know — who wants to set the juvenile justice world on fire.  Someone who’s fed up with seeing kids get kicked out of school for minor misbehavior, locked up without due process, … Continue reading

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Day of Justice Webinar on Youth Justice—August 22 & 25, National

From the Campaign for Youth Justice (http://www.campaignforyouthjustice.org/):   The UMC will be hosting the two upcoming Day of Justice webinars (Aug 22 at 8pm ET; and Aug 25 at 1pm ET) via Adobe Connect, to support grassroots advocates planning and … Continue reading

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New Report: Criminal Justice Recommendations

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org/template/index.cfm):   The Sentencing Project has joined with more than 40 of the nation’s leading criminal justice reform organizations to release a comprehensive report examining the nation’s criminal justice system.   The new report, Smart on … Continue reading

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Juvenile Justice Week of Faith & Healing—March 7-13, National

From the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   March 7-13 is Juvenile Justice Week of Faith & Healing (http://healingjusticecoalition.tumblr.com/). We are joining with faith communities throughout the United States to raise awareness and work for healing … Continue reading

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National Day of Prayer for Criminal Justice Reform—February 20, National

From the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   Encourage your church to participate in the National Day of Prayer for Criminal Justice Reform and contact Laura Markle Downton (ldownton@umc-gbcs.org) for more information.   Join with people of … Continue reading

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Reauthorize and Improve the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act

Scroll down for action.   From Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   Congress is running out of time to help our children who continue to be funneled into the juvenile justice system and the Cradle to Prison Pipeline (http://www.childrensdefense.org/programs-campaigns/cradle-to-prison-pipeline/). On any … Continue reading

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Week of Faith and Action on the Juvenile Justice System—May 16-22

From Bill Mefford, Director, Civil and Human Rights, United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org/site/c.frLJK2PKLqF/b.2794211/k.C908/Welcome_to_The_General_Board_of_Church_and_Society.htm):   Did you know that on any given day, nearly 10,000 youths are locked away in adult jails or prisons? Once incarcerated in … Continue reading

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Take Action on Criminal Justice Issues

The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society (UMGBCS at http://www.umc-gbcs.org/site/c.frLJK2PKLqF/b.2794211/k.C908/Welcome_to_The_General_Board_of_Church_and_Society.htm) is calling for support of the following federal criminal justice legislation:   National Criminal Justice Commission Act (S. 714 at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-714&tab=summary): This legislation will mandate the creation of … Continue reading

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