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Community over confinement.

Project Nia works to end the incarceration of children and young adults by promoting restorative and transformative justice practices.

Our Journey

50,000

American children are incarcerated daily.

( Source: Youth First )

500+

incarcerated children in the US are 12 years old or younger.

( Source: Prison Policy Initiative )

$100k-$300k

is the average annual cost to incarcerate a young person in the U.S.

( Source: Justice Policy Institute )

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July 2020 Janine Soleil Youth Abolitionist Institute

In July 2020, Project NIA partnered with EFA Project Space to create and co-present the Janine Soleil Youth Abolitionist Institute—a series of programs around the interwoven questions of abolition, justice, equity, transformation, and reparation.

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