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May 20 & 21, 1998-School tragedy at Thurston High School in Springfield, Orgeon.  Student murders parents on May 20th, 1998, and the next day shoots 37 people at Thurston High School, killing two.  Student is apprehended and serving a life sentence.

JMG Productions, inc.

foundation history 1994-2014

*Represents youth violence and bullying related tragedies that were the catalyst for JMG Productions, Inc., to lead an Anti-Bullying/Youth Violence Prevention Call to Action Campaign.

March 24, 1998- School tragedy at West Side Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  2 students ages 11 and 13 shoot and kill 4 classmates and a teacher.  The  two were among the youngest people ever charged with murder in American history.  Because of Arkansas law in 1998, both students were sentenced to confinement until the age of 21.  The case led to a public outcry for tougher sentencing laws pertaining to juvenile offenders.  Since then, the laws regarding young offenders have changed in Arkansas.

October 1, 1997-16-year-old stabs and bludgeons his mother to death before going to school and killing two students and injuring seven others.  Student is now serving three life terms, plus an additional 140 years in prison.

November 12, 1997-With $100 dollars and a dream to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults, especially juveniles who are
at-risk, JMG Productions, Inc. was founded and incorporated.

​​​December 1, 1997-School tragedy at Heath High School in Paducah, Kentucky.  A 14-year old freshman opens fire on a group of praying students killing three and wounding five.  Student is now serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole in 2023.
April 2, 1999-Tragedy at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.  2 students ages 17 and 18 open fire killing 12 students, one teacher and wounding 20 more, before turning the gun on themselves in the school library.

May 26, 1999- Secretary of Education Dick Riley makes a request to JMG Productions, Inc. to submit a proposal for reducing the risk of youth violence.

June 3, 1999- The United States Department of Justice forwarded a proposal from JMG Productions, Inc. on the Listen To Our Voicesprogram to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to begin working together and sharing information on how the ​Listen To Our Voices program could assist in the efforts of reducing and even preventing violence in schools and communities.

January 6, 2000- JMG Productions, Inc. receives its 501(c)(3) from the IRS.

July 26, 2000- City leaders and national community organizations partnered with JMG Productions, Inc., to help address the growing issue of youth violence in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country.  Leaders and organizations included Mayor Anthony A. Williams, Chief of Police Charles H. Ramsey, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the Child Welfare League of America, The National Urban League, the National Campaign to Stop Violence, Metropolitan Baptist Church, and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

August 1, 2000- December 20, 2009-Joelle Goode, along with her distinguished Board of Directors, and volunteers researched and developed the Listen To Our Voices program, along with laying the foundation of JMG Productions, Inc.  These crucial years of research and development helped to pave the way for the current and future projects that JMG Productions, Inc., will undertake.

January 14, 2010-Phoebe Prince was a 15-year-old student at South Hadley High School, located in South Hadley, Massachusetts.  She came to the United States from Ireland for a better life.  She was bullied repeatedly over a period of six months and took her life.

September 22, 2010-Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi jumped to his death after secretly being recorded by his roommate, kissing another man.  Tyler Clementi's death brought attention to the issue of cyberbullying and the struggles facing LGBT youth.

September 23, 2011-11-year-old Mitchell Wilson with muscular dystrophy committed suicide by suffocating himself months after his face and teeth were smashed into the pavement, and his iPhone stolen by a boy from school who bullied him.

September 23, 2011-JMG Productions, Inc., launches a combined call to action on bullying and youth violence through its Listen To Our Voice Anti-Bullying/Youth Violence Prevention Campaign Launch at the Newseum, in Washington, D.C.

August 27, 2013-15-year-old Bartlomiej "Bart" Palosz, a sophomore at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut committed suicide hours after classes started for the new school year.  He was the victim of repeated bullying.

September 10, 2013-12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick of Lakeland, Florida jumped to her death because of repeated bullying in school and online.

April 25, 2014-Joelle Goode departs from NBC News after 20 years, to devote full time to her nonprofit, JMG Productions, Inc.,  In her new role, Joelle will serve as Founder, President and Executive Director of JMG Productions, Inc. 

December 5, 2014-JMG Productions, Inc., in collaboration with the Theo Ratliff Foundation and Excellent Pediatrics held its first annual ​Listen To Our Voices Anti-Bullying/Youth Violence Prevention Program at the Willard Intercontinental, Washington, D.C.  

​December 22, 2014-JMG Productions, Inc. is selected as a 2015 Alternatives to the Court Experience (ACE) Diversion Program Contractor.