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JusticeAid Tackles Tough Issues to Help Children

JusticeAid returned to Washington’s historic Lincoln Theatre on Sunday, May 15, at 7 pm, for an incredible evening featuring Grammy Award-winning, multi-genre powerhouse Ozomatli and local go-go legends Trouble Funk to benefit the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) and the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY). These amazing groups are winning major battles nationwide to expand access to justice for America’s youth.

JusticeAid’s campaign kicked off immediately on social media, where the group highlighted its efforts and urged others to share their stories using the hashtag #WhatJusticeMeansToMe. (You can find JusticeAid on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.)

Featuring Ozomatli and Trouble Funk

  • National Juvenile Defender Center

    The mission of the National Juvenile Defender Center is to promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense. For a child, access to justice at its very core requires access to counsel. The NJDC was founded to ensure that every [...]

  • Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

    T he Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth’s vision is to help create a society that respects the dignity and human rights of children through a justice system that operates with consideration of the [...]

The NJDC was founded to ensure that every child facing prosecution in juvenile court is represented by an attorney, a specialized attorney trained to defend children.

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“JusticeAid is proud to make 2016 our ‘Year of the Child’ by setting our sights on eradicating barriers to justice for young people.” 

Steve Milliken, Former DC Superior Court Judge and JusticeAid Founder

“The United States is the only country in the world that sentences children to life in prison without the possibility of parole, a sentence to die in prison. We are grateful to JusticeAid for elevating this issue with its ‘Year of the Child’ concert, and for recognizing the importance of holding children accountable in age-appropriate ways.”

Jody Kent Lavy , Director of the CSFY

 NJDC protects children’s constitutional right to counsel, and we’re so appreciative of JusticeAid for standing by us and raising awareness about our work. We need more groups like JusticeAid.”

Kim Dvorchak, NJDC Executive Director