Thanks for making our first-ever fun-raiser and mixer a huge success1


Fundraiser  is the only journalism initiative covering issues that affect kids and the law on a daily basis.

In little more than one year, has grown to reach 33,000 unique monthly visitors, hosted dozens of op-ed contributors from all walks of life, implemented resources for parents, launched a multimedia series called Journeys that examines children and their struggles with tough issues, and developed Bokeh,’s multimedia arts site with a visual focus on children, the law and youth culture.

As many of you already know, the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange ( is dependent on community members like you to keep us going. What you might not know is that JJIE is actually an initiative of the Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University. In addition to this project, we also run a social media conference each year.

In February we will be hosting the 6th annual SoCon conference in Atlanta, and we’ve decided to invite you! Friday night, February 3, the SweetWater Brewery will host us for an evening of Brews and News, an opportunity to bring together our JJIE community members and some of the other friends of the Center for Sustainable Journalism.

For $50 you’ll get to mingle with some of the most influential people from around the southeast, as well as tour the brewery and sample their wonderful beers. You will even get your own souvenir SweetWater mug. There will also be more opportunities for you to give during our silent auction. All proceeds will go to support our Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State and our centerpiece project, the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange .


What: Brews & News Fun-raiser and Mixer

Where: Sweetwater Brewery | Atlanta, Ga.

When: Friday, February 3, 2012. 7:00pm-10:00pm

Register now.


Online Silent Auction benefiting | 01/20/12 - 02/03/12


Can’t make it to the event?

Thats too bad, but it shouldn’t stop you from ensuring ethically-sound juvenile justice coverage has a future in our vibrant democracy — while getting the things you  want in the process!

Join in the fun as we kick-off a 2-week, online silent auction to help underwrite the work of the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and Center for Sustainable Journalism.

January 20 – February 3, 2012

Online bidding opens January 20, 2012 and closes February 3, 2012 during the Brews and News mixer at the Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta, Ga. You DO NOT have to attend the physical event to bid and win.

More than 60 spectacular donations have come in from local, regional and national supporters. Items range from autographed books and dining gift certificates, to inclusive vacations and spa days. No matter your budget there’s certainly something for you.

Best of all, all proceeds go to support the work of the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and the Center for Sustainable Journalism.

Browse the online catalogue of auction items. Simply visit and click “view all items.”

Keep an eye out, new items will added regularly until the bidding gets underway January 20, 2010.


What: Online Silent Auction to benefit

Where: Online/Everywhere

When: Friday, January 20, 2012. – Friday, February 3, 2012.

View items.