Community leaders in New Jersey, we are calling on you to join a growing chorus of voices who are working to transform juvenile justice in our state and throughout the country.
Please show your support for the Youth Justice New Jersey coalition by signing on-to the statement below:
As community leaders in New Jersey we are proud to voice our support for the Youth Justice New Jersey coalition and its vision for a New Jersey in which:
- The number of children in secure facilities is reduced.
- There is a reduction in secure facilities in favor of the expansion of and investment in alternatives to child-centered alternatives to incarceration.
- Secure facilities are used as a measure of last resort and are treatment based, not punishment based.
- There is a school to prosperity pipeline, not a school to prison pipeline.