NJPC Youth Justice Initiative


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

655 E. jersey street, 1st floorTRINITAS medical centerelizabeth, NJ 07206


About

NJPC is currently seeking a volunteer 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 and IEP process. 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; correspond/speak with parents of children incarcerated; work with advisory committee to develop press releases, case studies and brochures, and research federal IDEA law for those who were involved in the special education system prior to incarceration.

Skills

  • Advocacy
  • Youth Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Legal (General)

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 25
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