Mark your calendars! The next Juvenile Justice Project Partner Meeting is coming up Wednesday, September 12 from 12 -1PM at Huey’s Southwind ( 7825 Winchester Rd, Memphis, TN 38125 ). This meeting is open to current JJP partners, organizations interested in partnering, students interested in joining the youth council, and community members who want to reduce recidivism of justice involved teens and break the school to prison pipeline. We will be discussing victories from this summer, upcoming planned events, and ways to work together. Make sure you RSVP to Faith Pollan firstname.lastname@example.org
The JJP is working with Juvenile Court to build networks of churches and organizations to address our high number of youth offenders and the lack of opportunities for court ordered community service, specifically in the areas of Hickory Hill & Bartlett. We believe that youth are the solution, not the problem so we work with these teens to help them find their place in their communities through transformative service opportunities. Studies continue to show that punitive measures often lead to a continued life of crime as opposed to seeking more rehabilitative opportunities, MSPJC firmly adheres to the idea of working with those most affected by the issues. Help us build a better Memphis and partner with our youth.
The work of the Juvenile Justice Project unfortunately does not fund itself and we need your help! You can donate online at https://midsouthpeace.org/g