News

June 2017

The Pima County Community Justice Boards staff, left to right: Trevor Edwards, coordinator; Brad Snyder, intern; Ramiro Chapa, coordinator; Brandy Finley, supervisor; and Jordanna Carvalho, coordinator. Photo credit: Arizona Daily Star.
Pima County Attorney’s Office Community Justice Board program was featured in an article in the Arizona Daily Star on June 16th. The article cultivated significant interest in the community; over 50 people attended the June 19th information session to learn more about volunteering for the program. To read the original article, click >here.


January 2017
Neighbors for Justice receives a $2,000 grant from the Foothills Club of Tucson.



Thank you Foothills club!

September 2016
In 2016, the Community Justice Board Program expanded to the small community of Ajo. Prosocial activities are an important part of youth development. With funds from Neighbors for Justice, Inc., the Ajo Board was able to purchase baseball gear for a youth that had not been playing due to the cost.





April 2016
Each year, the Community Justice Boards see many highly creative youth. Youth create beautiful artwork in a variety of mediums. Neighbors for Justice funding is used to facilitate the purchase of supplies or classes for these projects.





December 2015

Community Justice Board Program Recognized As a Semifinalist in the Innovations in American Government Award.

>Click here for June 2016 PCAO Newsletter for photos and article.




September 2015
Neighbors for Justice co-sponsored a volunteer appreciation dinner for Community Justice Board volunteers. The event took place at the YWCA and featured guest speaker Jeanette Maré from Ben’s Bells. Pima County Attorney, Barbara LaWall honored volunteers for their service and youth participants for their outstanding work. Neighbors for Justice would like to thank Trader Joes for their donation of orchids and Lodge on the Desert for their dinner for the two raffle gifts at the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner!






September 2015
Neighbors for Justice proudly helped fund the following for youth in Pima County in 2015:
• Anger Management
• Art Therapy
• Alcohol Education
• Family Conflict Workshops
• Musical Instruments
• Graduation Cap & Gown
• Books
• Art Programs


September 2015
Angela Hackett, chair of Neighbors for Justice makes the announcement that NFJ has been added as a charitable organization to Pima County’s Employee Combined Appeal Program (ECAP). Starting in September, Pima County employees can donate to NFJ to support our mission of providing programming, pro-social activities and help to at-risk youth.

Click here for more information.





March 2015
The Community Justice Board and Our Family Services, Center for Community Dialogue partnered to create a half-day workshop focused on resolving conflict and bettering communication within families. This workshop is highly interactive and is for teens and parents participating in the Community Justice Board Program. The Family Connection and Conflict Resolution workshop is offered quarterly. For more information, call Our Family Services at 323-1708 X 122.




November 2014
Pima County youth have been given a chance to participate in the following:

Counseling & Educational Programs:
• SMART Program /MADD
• Anger Management/Our Family Services
• Adolescent and Family Counseling
• Kingian Non-Violence Youth Program


Activities & Classes:
• Dance lessons
• Bike camp
• Bike repair
• Guitar lessons
• Culinary class
• Piano lessons
• Sports physical
• Sketch pads & art supplies
• Project supplies
• Books



July 2013
1030AM • The Community Justice Board Program (CJB) and Neighbors for Justice (NFJ) were two programs profiled on the John C. Scott Radio Show. Barbara LaWall (Pima County Attorney), staff, CJB & NFJ board members, parents, and youth participants were interviewed.
Click here to listen to the broadcast in its entirety

• Sunnyside’s youth was given studio time for dance at Breakout Studios




July 2013
Reid Park Zoo • Family Passes were generously donated by Reid Park Zoo







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June 2013
• Growing Field Journals were purchased for the Community Justice Boards to help participants develop their leadership skills.





May 2013
• NFJ attended Summit for Youth Non-Profits on March 14th to hear from Tucson's Mayor Rothschild and Clifford Johnson from the National League of Cities.



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