FROM WATCH NJ ARSJ's Community-based Participatory Action Research (Court Watch)
National Support Needed New Jersey family courts are failing domestic violence victims, their children and perpetrators who are not mandated to standardized batterers intervention programs. Furthermore, the state's most vulnerable citizens are relegated to a broken system of justice, and influential state agencies / advocates have not moved responsibly to address the complexity and seriousness of the problem. View Full Message from Watch NJ.
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The Junior Alliance is a new ARSJ initiative that features the work of children ages 10 and older who share a passion, focus, and dedication to social and racial justice work. Children in the Junior Alliance participate in action projects that effect social change and open dialogue among themselves and others about equity and the intersections of oppression. The program is experiential in nature in that it develops leadership, advocacy, and community-building skills. Examples include a letter-writing campaign in support of Trayvon Martin, forming their own movements and non-profits around animal rights and other issues, and participating in national efforts like the Youth Action Project sponsored by the White Privilege Conference.
The Alliance for Racial and Social Justice (ARSJ) is a grassroots organization whose mission is to promote safety in our communities, with expertise and focus as a watchdog for mental health, child protective and court-based services. We work for social justice and peace through unity, education and accountability regarding inequities arising from white privilege and by initiating and sustaining social action aimed at eradicating racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, able-ism and other abuses of power.
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