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305 Smithville Church Road

Warner Robins, Georgia 31088

​​Tel: 478-922-1529 (1LAW)

Also serving Metro Atlanta/Southern Crescent and North Georgia 

© 2019 Sherri Jefferson

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN JUVENILE JUSTICE PROJECT (AAJJP)

 

 

Sherri Jefferson founded the African American Juvenile Justice Project, a pro bono program that focuses on community accountability and responsibility, youth leadership and legislative initiatives for juvenile justice and reform. AAJJP is founded on the principles that Education + Employment + Economics = Empowerment.  Together, we can change the plights that hinder growth and development in children.

 

The mission of the African-American Juvenile Justice Project (AAJJP) is to provide programs and services for social justice and reform, which engage the African-American community, the school system, and the child welfare and juvenile justice system. 

 

At the time of implementation, the African American Juvenile Justice Project was the first of its kind to offer exclusive legal programs and services to African American youth suffering from the challenges of deprivation and delinquency.  AAJJP recognizes that African Americans cannot live in excuses, denial, and justification by failing to recognize and be willing to resolve its own problems, which result in the deprivation and delinquency of its children.

 

Today, we remain the leading forefront platform for African-American children who face a duality of socialization in our society, which is also characterized by institutionalized and systemic racism and untenable obstacles. 

 

While we are a race-specific program, we encourage participation from all persons of concern and we will assist other groups in need of programs and services.

 

Sherri Jefferson and AAJJP has been recognized by several leading organizations, including NBC affiliate 11Alive WXIA "Community Service Award" for their commitment to children.  During the 39 years of implementation, Jefferson was one of the only attorneys to be a recipient  of the NBC CSA. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROJECT 6Ps Two Track Program

 

 

Track One -Mental Health and Wellness

Parents, Pastors, Principals, Psychologist, Physicians and Pharmaceutical industry

 

  • Deprivation and Displacement of African-American Children and Families

  • The Role of DHR/DFCS/CPS

  • Distinguishing between poverty and blatant neglect

  • Child Abuse

  • Prevention

  • Reunification

  • Mental Health

  • Medication of Children

  • Diagnosis of African American children

 

Track Two - Delinquency and the Prison Pipeline

Parents, Pastors, Principals, Police, Prosecutors and Prison Official

 

  • Delinquency and Detention of African-American Children Prison Pipeline

  • Interrogation

  • Arrest

  • Conviction

  • Defining delinquent offenses

  • Punishment/Sentencing

  • Treatment

  • Rehabilitation

  • Supervision

  • The Role of the School System

  • Parenting a delinquent child (Knowing your rights)