July 19th Event Recap and Juvenile Justice Legislation

It was great to see so many of you at our networking and juvenile justice policy event last week!

We were honored to have Naoka Carey, Executive Director of Citizens for Juvenile Justice, and Erin Freeborn, Executive Director of Communities for Restorative Justice, lead an informative discussion on the Massachusetts juvenile justice system. State Senate President Stanley Rosenberg was also in attendance, which shows how important these issues are to our political leadership.

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Even if you couldn’t make it on July 19th, here are steps that you can take to stay involved and support meaningful reforms to the Commonwealth’s juvenile justice system as the current legislative session draws to a close on July 31st:

  • Read our blog post on the value and importance of youth incarceration alternatives in Massachusetts.
  • Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ) is working with state lawmakers to enact legislation that promotes restorative justice practices statewide. If you are a supporter of restorative justice, contact your state representative and senator today and ask them to back Senate Bill 71 and House Bill 4368. You can find your legislators’ contact information here. C4RJ also offers resources to help craft your message to lawmakers.

Stay tuned for updates on our juvenile justice policy work, including future events, upcoming blog posts and opportunities to get involved.

Revamped RooseveltBoston.org and Content Contributors Wanted!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of our new and improved website! We’re looking for contributors to write blog posts and share social media content (on almost any progressive policy topic, not only juvenile justice). Email boston@rooseveltinstitute.org if you’re interested!

From the Roosevelt@Boston core team: Liz, Max, Gavin, Eric, Alex and Erik

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