JusticeAid Concert Benefit for the CFSY and NJDC

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JusticeAid Concert Benefit for the CFSY and NJDC

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 7 pm
The Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW


Please help us sell out the Lincoln Theatre and raise more than $100,000 for the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth and the National Juvenile Defender Center.

JusticeAid returns to Washington, DC’s historic Lincoln Theatre on Sunday, May 15, at 7 pm for an evening of incredible music featuring Grammy Award-winning, multi-genre powerhouse Ozomatli and local go-go legends Trouble Funk to benefit two amazing groups fighting for a better future for our children. All ticket sales will directly benefit the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) and the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY), organizations whose efforts are winning major battles nationwide to expand access to justice for America’s youth.

“JusticeAid is proud to make 2016 our ‘Year of the Child’ by setting our sights on eradicating barriers to justice for young people,” said retired DC Superior Court judge, JusticeAid founder and current President Steve Milliken.

JusticeAid’s campaign kicks off immediately on social media, where the group is highlighting its efforts and urging others to share their stories using the hashtag #WhatJusticeMeansToMe. You can find JusticeAid on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine.

Alarmingly, the United States is the only nation in the world still sentencing children to life in prison without parole. NJDC and CFSY recognize that we can’t afford to settle for these statistics. Together, they are transforming our juvenile justice programs to support children facing troubling times.

“NJDC promotes justice for all children by supporting the legal counselors who help them, and we’re so appreciative of JusticeAid for standing by us and raising awareness for our work. We need more groups like JusticeAid,” said NJDC Executive Director Kim Dvorchak.

“CSFY uses a comprehensive approach to end the practice of sentencing children to life in prison without parole, which includes legislative advocacy, litigation, public education, and coalition building,” said Jody Kent Lavy, Director and National Coordinator for CSFY.

The NJDC was founded in the late 1990’s to address the critical need to improve access to counsel and quality of representation for children in juvenile courts.

Since its founding in 2009, CFSY has tripled the number of states banning life without parole sentences for children, played a major role in three Supreme Court victories for justice, and established a diverse national coalition to demonstrate the broad base of support for these crucial reforms.

100% of ticket sales will be donated to these great beneficiaries of justice and freedom. The fair market value of tickets is $50. JusticeAid is a nonprofit charitable organization recognized as exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to JusticeAid are deductible to the extent of the law for purposes of Federal income tax. You should consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of donations to JusticeAid. Save your ticket purchase receipt for your tax records.

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Washington.org - https://washington.org/things-to-do-this-weekend-in-washington-dc

Dupont Current: http://www.currentnewspapers.com/admin/uploadfiles/DP%2005-11-2016.pdf (page 25)

Brightest Young Thing: http://brightestyoungthings.com/articles/giveaway-ozomatli-trouble-funk-...

WTOP: http://liveblog.wtop.com/Event/Happenings around town/269292598

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Bad Wolf DC: http://badwolfdc.blogspot.com/2016/04/u-street-ozomatli-big-tony-trouble...

WUSA9 (CBS affiliate) event listing: http://events.wusa9.com/Ozomatli BIG TONY TROUBLE FUNK/326490104.html

Places to Go event listing: http://www.placestogoinwashington.com/events/1724366-JusticeAid-Presents...

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