Navigating the Juvenile Justice System in New Jersey: A Family Guide
The definitive Family Guide for Families Raising Justice-Involved Youth to navigating the complex New Jersey Juvenile Justice System. The comprehensive 39 page guide provides an overview of the juvenile justice process with the goal of ensuring that family members are better prepared to partner and collaborate with juvenile justice professionals, ultimately increasing positive outcomes for families and youth.
How Youth with Mental Health Disorders Suffer in Solitary Confinement in New Jersey’s Adult Prisons
According to a new brief by the New Jersey Parents’ Caucus (NJPC), the mental health illnesses of youth held in solitary confinement in New Jersey’s adult prisons become more severe overtime. The brief includes survey data and responses from youth waived to adult court and incarcerated in adult prisons. The youth waived to the adult system and held in solitary confinement were 69% more likely to report a greater number of mental health diagnosis. Black and Hispanic youth were more likely to report being held in solitary confinement for long periods of time ranging on average from nine months to nearly a year and a half.
Families Uplifted Prevention Program Brochure
NJPC's Families Uplifted Prevention Initiative was started in Paterson and funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Through the collaboration of the New Jersey Parents' Caucus and Mr. G's Kids, the Initiative serves families of Paterson as well as Elizabeth, Camden, and Newark, children and youth at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile justice system.
Youth Justice Initiative Brochure
NJPC's NJ Youth Justice Initiative serves parents and caregivers raising children who are tried, sentenced and/or incarcerated in an adult correctional facility. NJPC is collaborating with organizations throughout the state, to end the practice of trying, sentencing and incarcerating children in the adult criminal justice system.