Amber Evans, a Rising Star in Juvenile Justice Advocacy, is Still Missing
Since 2015, Amber Evans has been a key face and driving force behind state and local juvenile justice reform in Ohio. That work was rewarded when the organization she worked for, the Juvenile Justice Coalition (JJC), put her in charge.
Youth Justice Activist, Leader Missing in Ohio
This morning, Youth First, a national organization that assists state and local justice campaigns, has issued a notice that one of its youth activists and leaders in Ohio is missing. Amber Evans has been missing since Monday and authorities are looking for leads in her disappearance.
Youth First’s Playbook for Closing Juvenile Justice Prisons
Youth First has published “Breaking Down the Walls,” a report that provide advice about campaigning to close youth prisons based on efforts that have already yielded results in the District of Columbia and five states: Calif.,
Reading Between the Lines, Justice Dept. Supports Closing Juvenile Prisons
She didn’t provide the kind of neatly-wrapped, unequivocal stuff of memes. But Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, facing unemployment in a few months, essentially threw Justice Department support behind the movement to eliminate large juvenile justice facilities in the United States.
Lessons for Advocates from Youth First Poll on Juvenile Justice
Last week, we mentioned a new poll on Americans’ attitudes about juvenile justice, released by the Youth First Initiative as part of its official grand opening of sorts. We called it a “great resource for reform-minded juvenile justice advocates,” and that is true.
Youth First Initiative Makes Itself Known
Youth Services Insider received a recent press release noting that March 3 was the launch of a new campaign called Youth First, an organization led by Liz Ryan that will focus on the closure of big and/or old youth prisons.