New Jersey Youth Caucus
The New Jersey Youth Caucus is comprised of youth with emotional and/or behavioral health needs who have prior or current involvement in the juvenile justice system.
The purpose of the Caucus is to improve outcomes for system-involved youth through meaningful and authentic youth involvement on all levels of decision making and strengthen the juvenile justice and mental health systems in New Jersey.
The Caucus provides a venue for youth to learn and grow, to better understand their unique challenges, inform the juvenile justice and mental health systems, government policy, reduce stigma, increase awareness and improve the overall lives of their families and communities.
The Caucus is comprised of youth advisors and leaders and meets monthly.
Youth Caucus in the News
- A Conversation with NJ Youth Caucus Quamir Hodges and Kathy Wright NJPC Executive Director on “The Life I’ve Lived” Book
- NJPC Youth Coalition Member D.M. Writes About his Life and Incarceration in New Jersey State Prison
- New Jersey Bill to Reform Youth Transfer, Waiver and Confinement Policies
- Treating Youth as Youth – New Jersey Reforms How Kids are Waived to the Adult System