$100 Million Sought to Ensure “Family Success” in New Jersey

TAPinto Newark reports: 

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The disparity between the number of black youths who go to prison in New Jersey compared with their white counterparts was a statistic that was repeated several times Monday among community and governmental health and education leaders convened by The Family Success Institute (FSI) in New Brunswick. 

Kamala Harris Has a Brilliant Idea on Abortion

Institute Board Member Elise Boddie writes for The New York Times

Other candidates should expand her plan to prevent bad laws from going into effect.

Can We Stop Spending in Trenton Already?

From Bill Spadea of New Jersey 101.5:

Trenton insiders have a plan to deal with young criminals. The plan won't keep you safe, won't rehabilitate the kids and certainly won't do anything to solve the affordability crisis.

NJ Bill Would Mean 'Historic Transformation' For Youth Prisons

Patch reports:

It costs $289,000 a year to incarcerate a juvenile offender in New Jersey, researchers say.

Youth Criminal Justice Reform Bill Gets Support From Civil Rights Group, Newark Clergy

TAPinto Newark reports: 

NEWARK, NJ - A new bill that would close two of the state’s secure youth prisons and give $100 million in funding for community programs received praise from a civil rights group and clergy.

Census 2020 NJ Coalition Applauds Legislature’s Budget Allocation of $9 million for Accurate Census Count

Newark – The Census 2020 NJ Coalition, a broad coalition of over 30 nonprofits across New Jersey dedicated to ensuring an accurate 2020 Census count, applauds the $9 million in state funding for the New Jersey Complete Count Commission proposed in the Legislature's budget.

NJISJ 14th Annual Gala

It is hard to express the sense of pride and gratitude we felt at our Gala on June 13 when we looked around the room at a sea of faces who support our work and inspire us every day.

Fighting for a Faithful Census in New Jersey

The best way to stay engaged and engage your faith community about the 2020 Census is to sign up to be a Census Ambassador. Ambassadors are leaders who help spread the word about the census with support from Faith in Public Life.

New Findings Show Sharp Decline in Girls in Juvenile Justice System

While the overall share of girls arrested is decreasing, those in the system are still predominantly young girls of color.

Why Protesters Suspect New Jersey Plans to Build Youth Prisons

NJTV Online reports:

Protesters locked arms by the hundreds around the old Pabst Blue Ribbon site on Newark’s South Orange Avenue where Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration had planned to build a youth residential treatment facility. The administration insists it was never going to be, as protesters put it, a jail or prison.