October is Youth Justice Awareness Month. Attend an upcoming briefing, event or activity in October and ask your networks to do so also! Or host your own activity or event! Share the flyers, reports with your networks and ask them to spread the word!

  
Here are links to a couple of upcoming events in DC and throughout the country:
 
October 23 – Briefing on Girls in the justice system in Washington, DC
Here’s the event flyer: http://www.campaignforyouthjustice.org/documents/Girls_YJAM_1023.pdf

 

 

Other state by state events:

Alabama

Event – Youth Summit and Service Day
Location – Alabama
Date – October 27, 2012
Host – Southern Poverty Law Center

For more information, contact Nanyamka Shukura.

 

Arkansas

Event – Film Screening of Childhood Interrupted
Location – TBA
Date – TBA
Host – Lori Welty, Alliance for Youth Justice

For more information, contact Lori Welty.

 

Colorado

Event – 5k Run/Walk
Location – Cheesman Park, Denver, CO
Date – October 20, 2012
Host – Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition

Click here to view pictures from last year.

For more information, contact Ambar Suero.

 

District of Columbia

Event – Infographic and Media Awareness Contest
Location – Washington, DC
Date – October 2012
Host – Eddie Ferrer, DC Lawyers for Youth

For more information, contact Eddie Ferrer.

 

Event – Youth Summit Conference
Location – American University
Date – October 12, 2012
Host – Deon Jones, American University

Click here to view the event flyer.

For more information, contact Deon Jones.

 

Florida

Event – Panel Discussion
Location – Friday Musicale, 645 Oak St., Jacksonville, FL
Date – October 13, 9 – 11:30 am
Host – Michelle Stephens, Alliance for Youth Justice

For more information, contact Michelle Stephens.

 

Event – Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Location – Miami, FL
Date – October 27, 2012
Host – Southern Poverty Law Center

For more information, contact David Utter.

 

Illinois

Event – Film Screening
Location – Chicago, IL
Date – October 21, 2012
Host – Grace Warren, Alliance for Youth Justice

For more information, contact Grace Warren.

 

Indiana

Event – Restorative Justice Community Service Day
Location – Indianapolis, IN
Date – October 2012
Host – Indiana Department of Corrections

For more information, contact Amy Lanum.

 

Louisiana

Event – 5k Run/Walk
Location – New Orleans, LA
Date – October 7, 2012
Host – Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Youth (FFLIC)

For more information, contact Ernest Johnson.

 

Maryland

Event – Just Kids Art Show
Location – Baltimore, MD
Date – October 18, 2012
Host – Community Law In Action (CLIA) Youth

For more information, visit the Stop the Baltimore Youth Jail website and/or contact Kara.

 

Massachusetts

Event – CFJJ’s Justice for Kids 5k
Location – Jamaica Pond Boathouse Pavilion, 507 JamaicaWay, Boston, MA
Date – October 14, 2011
Host – Citizens for Juvenile Justice

Click here to view pictures from last year’s race.

For more information, visit the Citizens for Juvenile Justice website or contact Hannah.

 

Mississippi
Event – Art, Poetry, and Justice – Poetry Slam and Art Exhibit for Youth Justice
Location – Jackson, MS
Date – October 27, 2012
Host – Southern Poverty Law Center

For more information, contact Jed Oppenheim.

 

Missouri

There will be four races in Missouri this year!

Event – 4 Miles 4 Youth
Location – Cape County Park North, Cape Girardeau, MO
Date – October 7, 2012
Host – Tracy McClard, Families and Friends Organizing for Reform of Juvenile Justice (FORJ-MO)

For more information or to get involved, contact Brooke at Splitmaster Timing.

 

Event – Lake Ozark Walk/Run Path 2 Justice
Location – Lake Ozark, MO
Date – October 26, 2012
Host – Mary Brennell, Missouri Juvenile Justice Association (MJJA) and FORJ-MO

For more information, contact Brooke at Splitmaster Timing.

 

Event – Steps 2 Justice Reform

Location – Sikeston, MO
Date – October 6, 2012
Host – RJ Johnson, Families and Friends Organizing for Reform of Juvenile Justice (FORJ-MO)

For more information, contact Brooke at Splitmaster Timing.

 

Event – 5k Run/Walk
Location – St. Louis, MO
Date – October 6, 2012
Host – Kelly Greer, Families and Friends Organizing for Reform of Juvenile Justice (FORJ-MO)

For more information, contact Brooke at Splitmaster Timing.

 

New Jersey

Event – Poetic Just Us!! All it Takes to Make a Difference is JUST US!!
Location – Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
Date – October 20, 2012
Host – Renewed Minds Inc.

For more information, contact Tracey Wells-Huggins.

 

New York

Event – Art to Action!!!
Location – Russell and Danny Simmons Rush Art Gallery
Date – October 17, 2012
Host – Center for Community Alternatives

For more information, visit the Center for Community Alternatives.

 

Event – Raise the Age Kick Off
Location – TBA
Date – TBA
Host – Correctional Association – New York

For more information, contact Angelo Pinto.

 

Ohio

Event – Juvenile-in-Justice CLE & Photography Exhibit
Location – Children’s Law Center
Date – October 24, 2012
Host – Children’s Law Center

For more information and to register, view the event flyer.

 

Oregon

Event – 5k Awareness Run/Walk
Location – Portland, OR
Date – October 27, 2012

Click here for the event flyer.

For more information, contact Cassandra Villenueva.

 

Pennsylvania

There will be two events in Pennsylvania this year!

Event – Film Screening and panel discussion of “Young Kids, Hard Time”
Location – TBA
Date – TBA

For more information, visit www.yasproject.com or email Sarah at yasproject@gmail.com

 

Event – Film Screening of “Childhood Interrupted 2″ and discussion
Location – Coatesville, PA
Date – October 11, 2012
Host – Debbie Willett, Alliance for Youth Justice

For more information, contact Debbie Willett.

Texas

Event – Youth Volunteer and Community Service Day
Location – Houston, TX
Date – October 4, 2012
Host - Tarsha Jackson and Winnie Curry, Alliance for Youth Justice

For more information, contact Tarsha Jackson.

 

Virginia

Event – Run for Justice 5k Run/Walk
Location – Bluemont Park, Arlington, VA
Date – October 7, 2012
Host – Families and Allies of Virginia’s Youth (FAVY)

Click here to view the event flyer.

For more information, contact Leah.

Wyoming

Event – Interactive Timeline for Youth Justice
Location – Wyoming
Date – October 2012

For more information, contact Mark Homer.