National Crittenton is delighted to announce that trustee Dr. Linda Lausell Bryant has been named chair to its board. Dr. Lausell Bryant is the first woman of color to serve as chair since the organization’s founding in 1883.
National Crittenton signs on to the PUSHOUT Act in full support of the bill’s efforts to end the disruption of girls’ education. National Crittenton President Jeannette Pai-Espinosa delivered the following statement at the press briefing introducing the legislation:
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
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