October 18, 2019

Today, we spotlight, Senior Policy Fellow on Education and Reentry, Aishatu Yusuf, MPA. Learn more about Aishatu's influences, what excites her about NBWJI, and even some of her favorite forms of self-care.

September 12, 2019

Today, The National Black Women’s Justice Institute released federal, state and local recommendations to end school pushout for Black girls

September 9, 2019

“PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” (PUSHOUT) will premiere at the Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference on Thursday, September 12th

August 14, 2019

Today, we launch our Getting to Know You Series, which highlights the amazing women who make up the NBWJI Team. We are kicking off the series with our new Acting Executive Director, Dr. Sydney McKinney.

In June 2019, the National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI) led a delegation to Kilgoris and Nairobi, Kenya. The delegation included partners affiliated with the Alameda County EMERGE Reentry Program who were seeking to learn from the Kakenya Cent...

July 22, 2019

Dr. McKinney comes to the National Black Women's Justice Institute (NBWJI) with a wealth of experience in the areas of child welfare and justice system reform.

In January 2016, I received a call that transformed how I engaged the Child Welfare/Dependency Care System, commonly referred to as Foster Care.

February 26, 2019

The report calls for an expansion of messaging and responses to more explicitly center the experiences of Black women, girls, trans and gender nonconforming people.

January 21, 2019

FreedomWork Profile: Gwen’s Girls

City: Pittsburgh, PA

Founded: 2002

The National Black Women’s Justice Institute devotes much time highlighting the findings, policies, and practices that leave Black girls vulnerable to school pushout and justice involvemen...

January 21, 2019

FreedomWork Profile: Columbus City Prep School for Girls

City: Columbus, Ohio

Founded: 2012

At the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, we highlight the findings, policies, and practices that push Black girls out of schools and into the criminal legal...

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