Don't Cut the Juvenile Justice Funding, Juveniles are very important individuals. Each one has a unique part of them that takes sometime to bring out. We can't give up on them, we need to help them mold there future into very productive individuals. Yes, there are going to be some trials and errors, but they will learn from them with the support of EVERYONE around them letting them know they do matter. Not by just throwing them out to the curb, and if the budget continues to get cut on our Juvenile Justice Department our prisons will become even more packed. It needs to be stopped before it gets to that point, so help stop it NOW.
The future of our youth are in your hands.
I have been working with juvenile offenders for almost 5 years and it seems as though it has become harder and harder for these young people to receive the treatment and rehabilitation they need. Most, if not all, have experienced trauma and locking them up does nothing more than retraumatize them. At the end of the day, spending money on treatment now will save money by keeping these kids out of prison.
What a shame that Congress can't see the big picture! Working in the Juvenile Justice field, I see the differences we make in these kids lives (even though there are the few that we just can't help no matter what we try). Our children need us to guide them to become productive citizens, not punish them more severly then needed. I hope Congress will open their eyes soon, before it's too late.
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I realize some funding has to be cut because of our economic deficit but,cuting funds for youth is not the way to go.You will not only jeopardize our youth future but, you will be causing a hardship for the future of everyone
People who work in juvenile justice should be professionals dedicated to serving the best interests of their clients and all youth. These drastic cuts in local programs are extremely short-sighted, not to say, a reflection of incompetent government. Professional people can and do, simply, give up. Young people loose all hope of returning to their families and communities as healthy contributors. The loss of human potential is incalculable.
We need to fund education so our children will grow up better educated than their parents. Yes us. It's our only way out ! Sincerely,
Children are our future. We must invest in them now.
Please put your hearts and souls into the Juvenile Justice Programs. Put intelligent/informed staff at all levels and invest in humanity. I'd drop "one size fits all" drug treatment programs" and use science-based programs to meet the needs. Please support Juveniles offenders (young people who NEVER had a chance) by looking at the science and their history.
The severe cuts proposed to state and local juvenile justice and delinquency prevention efforts are a prime example of upside-down priorities and short-sighted decision making. These cuts will cost us far more in the future than the spending will cost us now, both in financial and in human terms. We must do more to stop the pipeline to prison and continued poverty. We must invest now in our children. We will invest now, or pay later.
will hurt kids and families and jeopardize public safety
Funding programs for trouble youth saves tax payers money in the long haul. As we all know, adult prison is expensive. Reject the House cuts and adopt funding levels for Title II, Title V and the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) program as close as possible to those included in the President's budget, and no less than the levels recommended by the Senate.
The children are our future. We must do everything we can to help them develop as human beings. We all make mistakes, it's what we do about it that matters. I visit Bon Air twice monthly, there are many children who probably belong in a drug treatment facility or mental helath facility instead of prison. Don't cut our future.
If youth are our future and we choose not to invest in them, what are we saying about ourselves as a country?
Please keep the funding. We sincerely need to build positive youth; NOT, more prisons to contain them.Thank you.
All children deserve a fair chance in life!
Please do something positive for this country.
Cutting the federal budget for prevention efforts for juveniles will result in more criminal activity in our communities and have a great detrimental effect on those children that are in need of support. Please consider the future of this country. Prevention programs are rare already; with less funding they will be almost obsolete.
Our most vulnerable youth are these kids. They need to be protected from themselves and the downward spiral that their life circumstances have lead them to through NO fault of their own. No can choose their place of birth, their family or the obstacles they face. If you were born into a gracious situation, rejoice, but don't look down on those who weren't. If you had opportunities as a youth, extend some of those to these kids too. Don't withdraw what may be their last chance.
Please help our children, do not make budget cuts to the JJPDA, juvenile issues touch all of us. Here in Illinois we have over 100 children that have been senteced to die in prison for crimes they committed our were accused of committing before they were 18. I know that I did many things I regret when I was 15 and 16 years old. Funds are needed to help all of our children
Dear Mr. President, Mr. Holder, and Honorable Members of Congress,
Budget cuts to JJDPA will further harm our most vulnerable population; the children of this great nation! Please use your influence to keep funding in place for our kids. We need programs, not prisons!