The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) is the only publication covering juvenile justice and related issues in the Southeast and around the nation on a consistent, daily basis.
In the past, traditional journalism organizations filled this function. Today, due to shrinking resources, there are large gaps in that coverage. The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange fills the void.
Focused not just on delivering information, but rather on an “exchange” of ideas, the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange fosters a community of support around the issues facing the youth of our country. Members are made up of people like yourself who are interested in doing what is best for at-risk kids, along with industry professionals who work with children on a daily basis and citizens of Georgia and around the United States.
Doing what is best for children means staying well informed on governmental policies and legislation, court rulings, educational trends, treatment, research, prevention programs and other factors that impact the quality of service delivered to the kids that need them most.
Based at Kennesaw State University near Atlanta, Ga., the JJIE primarily focuses on issues not only in our own backyard (in Georgia and around the Southeast), but across the nation. States around the country have a lot of freedom in how they develop and implement local juvenile services, yet – regardless of location – many stories can demonstrate universal truths about issues impacting children and their families in all 50 states. The JJIE does cover national stories, stories specific to other states and, occasionally, international news.
The JJIE was launched in Sept. 2010 as an initiative of the Center for Sustainable Journalism, a non-profit organization dedicated to the longevity of quality, ethically-sound journalism. The JJIE started with a Georgia-centric focus. Over time, work has expanded to cover a wider breadth of juvenile justice issues and news in large part due to an outpouring of support and need from our diverse community around the nation.
The Center for Sustainable Journalism, along with generous support from the Harnisch Foundation, has invested time, energy and start-up dollars to get the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange off the ground, but it needs your help to survive.
It’s up to dedicated community members like yourself to ensure the initiative has a long-term, sustainable future. Juvenile justice has been called a major civil rights issue of our times. If you value the in-depth and consistent work of the JJIE consider making a donation in support.
Can’t afford to make a donation? Do your part by sharing your knowledge of youth issues and their importance’s with friends, family, lawmakers and other within your own social sphere. Together we can ensure a bright future for the youth of today.
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JJIEga: A day in youth court. The wheels of justice seem stuck in one NYC courtroom. http://t.co/Tu0isvjTrv
JJIEga: Putting the data together in Montbello, CO to stop youth violence. http://t.co/OG2w7GFSgq
JJIEga: "due to underreporting by youth...we need more research to know more about this problem.” @justiceforyouth http://t.co/HMZkwga7ZG
JJIEga: advocates are disputing statistics released today on victimization of juveniles in adult prisons: http://t.co/HMZkwga7ZG via @jjiega