Archive for May, 2017


Thursday, May 4th, 2017

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE Youth Justice Coalition!

1. Organizer – LA FOR YOUTH CAMPAIGN (PT – 20 hours/week)

Mobilize youth impacted by school push-put and/or court, families of youth in the system, and people returning home from juvenile halls, Probation camps, jails and prisons to lead the YJC’s campaign to divest from policing and prisons to invest in youth development – also known as the LA for Youth or 5% campaign.

Specific work will include:

*Coordinating the YJC’s base building efforts including outreach to court, county jail and juvenile hall visiting lines, and working with youth to create chapters of the YJC in continuation schools, juvenile halls and camps; 2. Supporting youth and community leaders in organizing and running public hearings, advocacy meetings, and direct action; 3. Facilitating community meetings, workshops and forums; 4. Assisting with the creation of community media (posters, videos, social media, etc.); 5. Assisting in the development and passing of relevant state legislation and ballot initiatives.

Qualifications: 1. Five years’ experience as a direct action organizer, or Bachelors or Master’s degree with two years’ experience in direct action organizing; 2. Experience designing and implementing organizing campaigns and base building efforts; 3. Excellent written and

FREE Immigration legal Clinic Saturday, 5/6/17 at Cal State LA

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

FREE LEGAL CLINIC Immigration, Deportation, Detention this Saturday, May 6th from 9:00AM-1:00PM at California State University, Los Angeles Student Union Building!

Hosted by ICE Out of L.A. and Youth Justice Coalition.…

Call CA Senate Today to Pass SB 439 – End Juvenile Court Prosecution and Incarceration for Youth Under Age 12

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Please Call the State Senate DURING BUSINESS HOURS and Urge them to VOTE YES for SB 439

for when youth can be charged with a crime, processed through the juvenile court system, and deteined or incarcerated.
Currently, California has no minimum age, and very young children can be prosecuted and detained.

SB 439 (Mitchell, Lara) will support the establishment of a minimum age of juvenile court jurisdiction for the following reasons:

1. Formal justice processing is harmful to children’s health and development, exposing them, unnecessarily, to a system that they do not fully understand;

2. Early-age involvement in the justice system is increasingly rare and characterized by high rates of case dismissal, meaning that counties are spending wastefully on these cases;

3. Early-age court processing in California is based increasingly on race, income and where you live;

4. There is increasing national and international support for minimum age laws; and

5. Alternative services outside of the juvenile justice system – such as community-and family-based health and mental health, education, and child welfare services – can better meet the needs of young people while maintaining