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New Report: Putting Justice in NC’s Juvenile System

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Durham, NC — A report released today from the Youth Justice Project finds that the juvenile justice system is falling short for over 12,000 impacted children. Despite major policy advances like Raise the Age in 2017, North Carolina has a long way

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North Carolina is Poised to Raise the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction

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RALEIGH, NC — The state budget released yesterday by leaders in the North Carolina General Assembly contains policy language and funding provisions that will raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction in the state. Currently, North Carolina is the only state

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Increase in NC School Suspension Rates Negatively Impacts Students

Report Shows over One Million Days of Classroom Instruction Lost in North Carolina Due to Suspensions DURHAM, N.C. – A report released today from the Youth Justice Project finds that North Carolina public schools are increasingly using suspension as a

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#RaiseTheAgeNC Virtual Advocacy Day

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Earlier this week New York changed its laws to stop automatically charging all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults.  That’s great news!  But it now means that North Carolina is the only state in the country to charge all 16- and

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Ban the Confederate Flag in Orange County Schools

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“For many, the flag is a racially inflammatory symbol, which is undeniably rooted in slavery and racism. Given OCS’ commitment to serve all students, the district should not allow the Confederate flag on its campuses.” – Orange County NAACP President

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New Youth Justice Resource: Racial Equity Report Cards

By Peggy Nicholson For many of the students heading back to school this week, a new school year is an exciting time, filled with new outfits, new teachers, and new schedules. Unfortunately, for many students of color, a new school

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