Through a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, National Crittenton is working with young parents to conduct an assessment of the need for a national young parent advocacy network.
We are thrilled to partner with the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, Young Women’s Freedom Center, and National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women to develop a training and technical assistance program designed by and for formerly incarcerated women and girls and victim service providers. This work is supported by the Office on Violence Against Women.
Thanks to the generosity of the Public Welfare Foundation, National Crittenton will partner with states to support their work reducing reliance on confinement and building a robust continuum of supports and services for girls. ACCESS, or Advancing a Continuum of Care – Engagement, Supports, and Services for Girls, is in its early stages, but we look forward to sharing more information on this work as it moves forward.
Through a one year fellowship provide by Atlantic Philanthropies, Maryann Jacob Macias is joining the National Crittenton team as Senior Director. “I am thrilled to be part of this dynamic team doing vital work on behalf of women, girls, and gender nonconforming youth,” Maryann said.Read More
Girls in D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8 do not have equitable access to safe, challenging, and supportive learning environments, according to a new report released by Crittenton Services of Greater Washington. The report,Declare Equity for Girls, is based on focus groups with more than 70 girls and young women in Washington, D.C. about their experiences and needs, seeking to determine the major barriers to academic success for girls living in communities of concentrated disadvantage, and what can be done to reduce those barriers.
On December 13, 2018, National Crittenton released the following statement in response to Congress passing the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018:
Today Congress passed the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018, the first reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 since 2002.
For more than four decades, the JJDPA has provided critical protections for young people involved in the juvenile justice system, including the core requirements to address racial and ethnic disparities and the deinstitutionalization of status offenses. This reauthorization also requires states to create plans to eliminate the shackling of detained or incarcerated pregnant youth.
National Crittenton is seeking submissions for original art to be featured on the official t-shirts for the 2019 event, In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity, and Justice for Girls.
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