MEMPHIS and Shelby COunty
A group of incarcerated youth from Memphis, TN seeking solutions to prevent other young people from ending up in America's jails and prisons.
JDAI promotes changes to policies, practices and programs to decrease the number of youth unnecessarily detained, reduce racial disparities and bias, discourage failures to appear in court, and improve the juvenile justice system in Shelby County.
“We advocate for strong, consistent adult and children’s right to counsel policies and accelerate community-driven solutions to the problems presented by the criminal justice system.”
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Center Task Force of Shelby County is a team of 40 local leaders dedicated to transforming the way our medical systems and policies address health and behavioral outcomes for all citizens.
JIFF serves Memphis youth by providing skills, support and direction to break the destructive cycle of criminal behavior.
Provides support to ex-offenders, enabling men and women to reenter society and have a positive impact in their communities by removing the negative perceptions that are associated with a criminal record.
"Our mission is to engage, organize and mobilize communities to realize social justice through nonviolent action." The center facilitates a youth-led juvenile justice conference and is working with the juvenile court to identify neighborhood-based opportunities for court-ordered community service.
Juvenile Justice Organizations
Incarcerated Children's Advocacy Network
Campaign for Youth Justice
Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Information Network
National Juvenile Justice Network
National Youth Screening and Assessment Partners
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Children’s Defense Fund
Center for Juvenile Justice Reform
American Institutes for Research
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings
Correctional Education Association (CEA)
The National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk
U.S. Department of Education
American Correctional Association (ACA)
Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA)
Bureau of Justice Assistance
National Institute of Corrections
National Institute of Justice
Disproportionate Minority Confinement
Disproportionate Minority Contact State Relations and Assistance Division, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
W. Haywood Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness and Equity