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April 21 2014 Sarah Bryer National Juvenile Justice Network Mai Fernandez National Center for Victims of Crime Dorothy JohnsonSpeight Mothers in Charge Kerry Naughton Partnership for Safety and Justice ID: 597806 Download Presentation


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Common Cause for Youth Justice and Victims Rights Advocates

April 21, 2014



National Juvenile Justice Network

Mai Fernandez

National Center for Victims of Crime

Dorothy Johnson-Speight

Mothers in Charge



Partnership for Safety and JusticeSlide2

Sarah Bryer

DirectorNational Juvenile Justice

National Juvenile Justice Network

NJJN leads

a national movement of state-based juvenile justice coalitions and

organizations focused on reforming the juvenile justice system.




Mai Fernandez

Executive DirectorNational Center for Victims of

National Center for Victims of Crime

NCVC advocates for stronger


ights, protections, and services for crime victims; provides


ducation, training, and evaluation; and serves as a trusted


ource of current information on victims' issues. Slide4

Dorothy Johnson-Speight

Executive DirectorMothers in

Mothers in Charge


mission of Mothers In Charge is violence prevention, education and intervention for youth, young adults, families and community organizations.Slide5

Mothers in ChargeStop the Violence!Prevention, Education, & InterventionSlide6

Dorothy Johnson-SpeightDorothy Johnson-Speight, MHS, LPC – is Founder and Executive Director of Mothers In Charge, Inc. She is a highly regarded leader, speaker, and guest television commentator and a clarion voice against the war to end senseless acts of violent crime. Her work, though rooted in the City of Philadelphia, has led to national appearances and presentations across the United States and abroad.

Ms. Johnson-Speight has received many recognitions and awards for her work. These include The Philadelphia Magazine’s coveted “Best Philadelphian” Award and recognition during the Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary celebration as one of the “75 Greatest Living Philadelphians.” She has received a certificate of appreciation from the Department of Human Services, Division of Juvenile Justice Services Youth Study Center for her outstanding work and building stronger communities. Slide7

Why Agency Was StartedFollowing the tragic murder of her son Khaaliq Jabbar Johnson in 2001 over a parking space dispute, Mrs. Johnson-Speight along with other grieving mothers founded the non-profit organization Mothers In Charge, Inc., (MIC). Slide8

ProgramsGrief SupportAdvocacy for Victims of ViolenceYouth Mentoring

Thinking for a Change Behavioral HealthReentry & Aftercare ServicesSlide9

Youth MentoringMothers In Charge onsite mentorship program offers group mentorship for girls from the ages of 12-17 that are currently in placement at Carson Valley Facility. This campaign pairs young girls with adult women who will provide these young girls with positive direction and encouragement. Working for success in their academics is strongly encouraged.


VolunteersVolunteers are invaluable in helping Mothers in Charge fulfill their mission and serve the communityVolunteers are needed to serve in the following areas:Community Outreach

Grief SupportYouth Violence Prevention ProgramsAdvocacy EventsMentoringSlide11

DonationsMothers in Charge is a non-profit tax deductible 501c organization that is funded by donations. Please support our mission, by making a secure online donation by downloading form online or mail to:

Mothers In Charge1415 North Broad Street Suite 229Philadelphia, PA 19122 Slide12

Upcoming EventsSlide13

Contact Information Leon Sullivan Human Services Center

(215) 228-1718 1-877-304-MOMS Slide14


NaughtonDirector,  Crime SurvivorsProgram Partnership for Safety and Justice



Partnership for Safety

and Justice


with people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families of both to advocate for policies that make Oregon’s approach to public safety more effective and more just.Slide15

Holistic Public Safety

PSJ advocates for policies that benefit victims of crime as well as people who have been convicted of crime.We believe we can & should have a public safety system that ensures that people most impacted by crime & violence have opportunities to rebuild their lives.Slide16

Engaging with Survivors & Victim AdvocatesBe genuine. This is not a tactic or tool.Respect victims’ voices. There are no “good” or “bad” victims.

Listen & learn.Be honest & trustworthy.Learn the language.Support victim services & victim-focused work.Remember: these are all our people.Slide17

Holistic Public Safety Advocacy in ActionOregon’s Justice Reinvestment “Course Correction” (HB 3194, 2013)Flatlined prison growth for 5 years

Saved Oregon $300 millionDoubled Oregon Domestic & Sexual Violence Services FundJustice Reinvestment Grant ProgramIncreased county funding for public safety efforts (mental health, addiction treatment, re-entry services, etc.)Beginning 2015, 10% of JR funds directed to community-based victim servicesDebated but not passed: increased judicial discretion for 3 violent offenses under mandatory sentencingPress conference in support of HB 3194, featuring survivors, the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, Oregon Alliance to End Violence Against Women, Illinois Valley Safe House Alliance, & PSJSlide18

Shifting Political Frames on Accountability to Victims“

There’s not only one victims’ advocate group in this building, there are a lot of them. There are a lot of them. That were saying: ‘Please do this! We need you to pass this bill [Justice Reinvestment]. We need reinvestment into programs in the community. We need this.’ There’s more than one [victims’ advocate group]; a lot of folks in favor [of Justice Reinvestment].”~ Rep. Greg Matthews, former law enforcement officer, on the House floor before vote to pass HB 3194 (June 28, 2013)Slide19


National Center for Victims of Crime National Training Institute Miami Florida September

17-19, 2014 Register:

The Cost of Violence: National Conference on Violence Prevention and Behavioral Health

Presented by Mothers in Charge

Philadelphia, PA, May 12, 14, 2014


Sarah Bryer


National Juvenile Justice Network

1319 F Street, NW, Suite 402

Washington, D.C. 20004

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