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VCO Exception
Produced by: Vera Institute of Justice
A call on Congress to eliminate the Valid Court Order exception as it works to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).
DACA rally NYC
Produced by: SparkAction
A young youth mobilizer from Romania reflects on DACA.
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Produced by: Act 4 Juvenile Justice
On Thursday, Sept. 7, join the #ThumbsUp4Kids Day of Action calling on Congress to make a positive difference for kids by coming together to pass the JJDPA.
JJDPA
Produced by: Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Congress is step closer to a long-awaited update for the nation’s main juvenile justice law.
Act4JJ
Produced by: Act 4 Juvenile Justice
The Senate took long-overdue action to reauthorize The Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Reauthorization Act.
JJDPA
Produced by: Act 4 Juvenile Justice
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is a federal-state partnership to improve and modernize juvenile justice approaches.  Here's how ...
jjdpa-senate
Produced by: SparkAction, Act 4 Juvenile Justice
VIDEO & ACTION ALERT! The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is the nation's main juvenile justice law. It needs to be ...
Jim St. Germain
Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow Co-Founder Jim St. Germain tells his story of immigration, life in the system, and how he's one of the lucky ones.
Produced by: SparkAction, Act 4 Juvenile Justice
For those who care about juvenile justice and opportunities for young people, this week brought both good news and bad.
act 4 jj
U. S. House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Federal Juvenile Justice Law   More

youth voices

DACA rally NYC
Produced by: SparkAction
A young youth mobilizer from Romania reflects on DACA.
Jim St. Germain
Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow Co-Founder Jim St. Germain tells his story of immigration, life in the system, and how he's one of the lucky ones.
Senator Ben Sasse
Kim entered the system when she was 11, but her time in Boys Town helped her have the childhood she needed.
As a child, Emmanuel’s mother died in a refugee camp in Uganda. He came to America with his father and brother. They were placed in Nebraska.   Since he ...
Cortney
I was 15 when we snuck alcohol from a friend’s parents liquor cabinet. I was only 16 when I started smoking marijuana, and eventually, I tried this little pain ...
Judiciary Committee Hearing
I am Jinique Blyden, I am 17 years old, and have travelled here from Hollywood, Florida. I’m a PACE Girl and proud to be here. I want to share my story with ...
The Hechinger Report
Produced by: The Hechinger Report
NEW YORK and BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Latune and Kiara are bright and passionate teenagers. Latune is the more artistic of the two — she plans to become a ...
Produced by: The Susan Crown Exchange, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality
"Learning in Action" is a series of monthly video chats that explore the first-hand experiences of the practices promote social emotional learning. Each ...
YJAM
Produced by: Campaign for Youth Justice
It's fitting that this year, Youth Justice Awareness Month is changing to Youth Justice ACTION Month. 
Mill Poll
Produced by: SparkAction
A Millennial's reaction to a new poll: "The Nation isn't putting its money where its mouth is" when it comes to young people.    

success stories

Senator Ben Sasse
Kim entered the system when she was 11, but her time in Boys Town helped her have the childhood she needed.
together
Produced by: The Forum for Youth Investment
Voters were asked to support the children in their community with new tax revenue—and they overwhelmingly agreed. 
Produced by: The Susan Crown Exchange, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality
"Learning in Action" is a series of monthly video chats that explore the first-hand experiences of the practices promote social emotional learning. Each ...
jjdpa
Produced by: SparkAction, Act 4 Juvenile Justice
On Sept. 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed what might be "the most significant justice reform measure to reach Obama in his tenure," according to ...
support
Produced by: Community Works West
Restorative justice program manager, Yejide Ankobia, shares the impact of restorative practices and the transformative role that laws like the Juvenile Justice ...
Produced by: SparkAction
The Forum for Youth Investment’s Readiness Roundtables bring together visionaries and thinkers for thoughtful conversation on issues related to youth readiness, ...
happy youth
Produced by: The Chronicle of Social Change
Positive Youth Development is a youth justice system that focuses on a young person's strengths and positive development rather than a deficit-based correctional ...

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