National Crittenton is bidding a bittersweet farewell to Senior Vice President of Operations, Consuelo Saragoza at the end of June, as she embarks on retirement. She kindly reflected on her time at National Crittenton and passes along the following message:
National Crittenton is pleased to announce that Doniel Sutton, of Paypal, has been named to its board of trustees.
Dr. Monique W. Morris will be on the main stage for a plenary session at In Solidarity, where she will present a segment of the upcoming feature length documentary, “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” produced by Women in the Room Productions and Dr. Monique W. Morris. In this sequence we’ll look at some hard truths — how Black girls, some as young as seven, others as old as 19, see themselves and maintain their strength while dealing with a world that tries to marginalize and diminish them. The segment also contextualizes the societal forces that create this pattern of dismissal and points to how the girls themselves and their advocates are working to change this narrative.
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.
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
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.
Today National Crittenton president Jeannette Pai-Espinosa issued the following statement in response to New York Times’ October 21 article “‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration“:
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