Youth Justice Awareness Month

October is national Youth Justice Awareness (now Action) Month (YJAM). Eastern University is again partnering with the Campaign for Youth Justice in the national effort to raise awareness and inspire action about juvenile justice--especially the cruel practice of incarcerating children in adult jails and prisons.


  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., #YJAM Creative & Performing Arts Cafe via Zoom. The Cafe is designed to inform and inspire the audience about juvenile justice issues such as the problem of incarcerating children in adult jails and prisons, youth incarceration in light of COVID19, public school policing, and other youth justice issues.  PRIZES (Amazon gift cards) awarded for the top 2 best performances—1st place: $150, 2nd place: $75. 

    This activity will occur in partnership with the Campaign for Youth Justice. It is co-sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement, the Department of Social Transformation, the College of Health and Sciences, and the Campolo Institute for Applied Research in Social Justice.

Sponsored by EU's Center for Community Engagement; CUYD; Prison Ministry; Criminal Justice, Sociology, Political Science, Urban Studies, Global Studies, and Prison Education Programs.