Intern will support and develop NJPC's data analysis and evaluation through its data warehouses of Children with Mental Heath disabilities in NJ, as part of our professional parent advocacy training of over 20,000 parent training hours; and Youth waived to the adult prison system in NJ since 2007 (n=692) as part of our NJ Youth Justice Initiative which seeks to end the (1) practice of solitary confinement for juveniles in the adult prison system(2) practice of trying, sentencing and incarcerating youth, as young as 15, in the adult prison system in the state of New Jersey (3) Racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system. Volunteer would be responsible for speaking to parents of children currently incarcerated in the adult prison system to collect further data on their children's demographics, system involvement, education, etc; correspond with incarcerated youth; attend monthly task force meetings; coordinate and attend legislative meetings; review correspondence with children currently incarcerated; Work with local and national partners, As well as pro bono attorneys on juvenile justice issues; work with advisory committee to develop press releases, case studies and brochures
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
Justice & Legal
Race & Ethnicity
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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.