Juvenile detention centers are in crisis. The potential health impacts of spreading the coronavirus inside juvenile facilities are tremendous. But not only that, detention centers have been on extended lock-downs, canceling all programming and barring families from visiting. Youth detention centers are experiencing unrest, violence and self-harm as a result.
JJAI is responding. We are coordinating the implementation of preventative measures in juvenile detention facilities, adoption of humane policies to minimize human rights abuses and mental health impacts of lock-downs, providing donated games, books, soap and detergent.
100 Percent of all financial contributions during this time will go towards ensuring that we have the resources to respond. Any amount will help.
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