Taking Back the Center

The “Taking Back the Center” blog features analysis and opinion from NBWJI’s experts on the latest issues and news.   

July 24, 2020

The National Black Women’s Justice Institute released the following statement on Grace, a 15-year-old girl in Michigan, who was remanded to a youth detention center for failure to complete her homework.

June 3, 2020

NBWJI released this statement in response to the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery and the civil unrest sweeping the nation.

May 30, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Black Women’s Justice Institute is calling for the release of women and girls from prisons, jails, and detention centers, starting first with those who are at highest risk of illness and death due to COV...

May 22, 2020

A seasoned leader and expert in child welfare and justice system reform, Dr. McKinney shares what excites her most about this role and her vision for NBWJI.

April 4, 2020

Today, the National Black Women's Justice Institute (NBWJI) announces that acting executive director, Dr. Sydney McKinney, a seasoned leader and expert in child welfare and justice system reform, has been named NBWJI’s new executive director.

March 30, 2020

The National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI) is excited to announce the appointment of its President, Monique W. Morris, Ed.D, as Grantmakers for Girls of Color's first Executive Director.

March 23, 2020

The NBWJI team has compiled a reading list of personal favorites to help connect you and your family to the hope, strength, and resiliency of Black women and girls.

December 9, 2019

This year, we took the issue of decriminalizing Black women and girls global.

December 9, 2019

2019 was an incredibly successful year in our ongoing fight to end the criminalization of Black girls in schools and to create safe and healing-informed spaces.

December 8, 2019

Since 2017, The National Black Women’s Justice Institute has provided trainings on healing - informed responses for CSE survivors.

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