Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
NJPC is currently seeking a volunteer to aid in our COmmunications / Public Relations / and Press Development support needed for the NJ Youth Justice Initiative which seeks to end the (1) practice of solitary confinement for juveniles (2) practice of trying, sentencing and incarcerating youth, as young as 14, in the adult prison system in the state of New Jersey (3) practice of sending juveniles who turn age 18 in a juvenile facility to the adult prison system without due process and (4) inability for children and youth with special emotional and behavioral challenges to receive appropriate educational supports under federal IDEA law which should be provided to those children who are part of the special education system. Volunteer would be responsible for speaking to parents, caregivers, press contacts, legislators and policy makers. Volunteer would also be responsible for creating press releases and editing documents, blogs, etc.