Community groups, faith leaders, advocates, families, and youth have joined the campaign. In addition, over 40 organizations have signed onto a letter to our elected leaders joining our call to close Jamesburg and Hayes, including the NAACP New Jersey State Conference, the ACLU of New Jersey, the New Jersey Black Issues Convention, Faith in New Jersey, and the Drug Policy Alliance.
As we collectively reimagine our youth justice system, everyone must be at the table—justice-involved youth and their families, advocates, attorneys, unions, faith leaders, and researchers—to create a system that recognizes and protects the potential, possibility, and dignity of every child.
Transformational change will come, as it always has, from the ground up in our communities. We invite you to join us.