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.
275 Rt 10 East, Suite 220-414, SUccasunna, NJ 07876, US
The New Jersey Parents' Caucus, Inc. is a non-profit, parent-driven organization whose mission is to ensure that every family who has children with special emotional and behavioral challenges is given an opportunity to play a strong and active role in the development and delivery of effective and timely services for their children.
The New Jersey Parents' Caucus is committed to our mission through the provision of programs and services for families raising children with emotional and behavioral challenges who may be involved in the Mental Health, Special Education, DYFS and/or Juvenile Justice system. Our organization is primarily staffed by parents and caregivers, many of them with advanced degrees, as well as a multitude of volunteers who are committed to uplifting families in the state of New Jersey and improving their access to appropriate treatment, services and supports. Our programs include Information and Referral; Community Outreach; Training & Education: Parents' Empowerment Academy - Professional Parent Advocacy Training (6 week educational curriculum for parents, caregivers and professionals serving families); Advocacy services for families struggling in the Mental Health, Special Education, DYFS/child welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Developmental Disabilities arena; Man Talk Fatherhood Educational Initiative for fathers and male caregivers; NJ Youth Justice Initiative for special needs children who are incarcerated as adults; Monthly E-Resources Newsletter; Statewide Youth Group; Families Uplifted Prevention Initiative (OJJDP) for families raising children in at-risk communities; Youth Workforce Development Training Program; Parent Mentoring Program for families involved in the child welfare system and our website www.newjerseyparentscaucus.org
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.