Giving Tuesday 2014

A little off of the usual topics, but consider using the Giving Tuesday initiative to remember the many non-profits and agencies dedicated to juvenile justice issues as you plan your end-of-year donations and volunteer activities for 2015.  There are a broad range of ideas:

  1. Those who focus on law enforcement education, such as Strategies for Youth,
  2. Local law enforcement agencies may have programs, such as Shop with a Cop, that pairs children with officers for a shopping expedition for holiday gifts with the hope of creating a bond between law enforcement and the children,
  3. The local court-appointed special advocate programs, who are always in need of volunteers and resources,
  4.  Historically, the local offices of the Department of Child Services have matched anonymous children with those who are willing to donate gifts for the holidays to help the foster families who may be stretched thin,
  5. Those groups focused on providing defense attorneys to those in need, whether it is donating time to your regional pro bono group, donating resources to your local legal aid society, or helping to support groups such as the Children’s Law Center, which covers Indiana, and the National Juvenile Defender Center,
  6. Some of the residential treatment facilities may have need for sports equipment, craft supplies, or may match donors with anonymous children for the holidays, if some children will remain in placement through December,
  7. Youth Law Team monitors the detention centers throughout the state on behalf of the Indiana Department of Correction, and works to get so many juvenile initiatives off the ground in Indiana,
  8. Children’s Policy and Law Initiative of Indiana, which is doing policy advocacy to try to change our juvenile justice laws,
  9. The probation officers and prosecutors likely have needs and organizations to support, but I am less familiar with them — check it out by contacting your local offices, if that is your area of interest, and
  10. Grass root organizations that are focused on individual cases or issues in your community.

 

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One Response to Giving Tuesday 2014

  1. JauNae Hanger says:

    How nice! Thanks, Kaarin! Thanks for all you do to support everyone¹s efforts!

    JauNae M. Hanger Waples & Hanger 410 North Audubon Road Indianapolis, IN 46219 Office: 317-357-0903 Direct: 317-375-8623 Fax: 317-357-0275 jhanger@wapleshanger.com

    From: Indiana Juvenile Justice Blog Reply-To: Indiana Juvenile Justice Blog Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10:05 AM To: JauNae Hanger Subject: [New post] Giving Tuesday 2014

    WordPress.com Kaarin Lueck posted: “A little off of the usual topics, but consider using the Giving Tuesday initiative to remember the many non-profits and agencies dedicated to juvenile justice issues as you plan your end-of-year donations and volunteer activities for 2015. There are a br”

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