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JJDPA
November is Native American Heritage Month (#NAHM17), not only is it a time to celebrate the rich history of Native Americans, it is also a time to...
JJDPAMATTERS
Take two minutes to urge Congress to get this done.

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Act4JJ
Produced by: Campaign for Youth Justice
The JJDPA supports meaningful and effective alternatives to incarceration for young people in states and communities across the country. Here are just a few examples.
CLOCK TICKING JJDPA
Produced by: Act 4 Juvenile Justice
From now until Thanksgiving, join the Act4JJ Campaign’s 10 Days of Action for the JJDPA! Because the #JJDPAmatters and it's time to get it ...
10DAYS
Produced by: Act 4 Juvenile Justice, SparkAction
Advocates concerned about justice and young people have been pushing to reauthorize and fully fund the JJDPA since 2007. We're closer now than ever! Let's ...
JJDPA
November 7, 2017 Justice for Tribal Youth
Produced by: Campaign for Youth Justice, National Congress of American Indians
November is Native American Heritage Month (#NAHM17), not only is it a time to celebrate the rich history of Native Americans, it is also a time to take a closer look ...
JJDPA
Produced by: Act 4 Juvenile Justice
The top ten reasons Congress should act to reauthorize this critical law today—some of these may surprise you.
DACA rally NYC
Produced by: SparkAction
A young youth mobilizer from Romania reflects on DACA.
COVER
October 23, 2017 OJJDP is Failing Our Kids
Produced by: Campaign for Youth Justice
A new report makes a compelling case for why Congress must reauthorize the nation’s landmark youth justice law.
  State Trends Report Launch Social Media toolkit Click here to access the social media toolkit: ...
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).
Twitter FB icons
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.

youth voices

Act4JJ
Produced by: Campaign for Youth Justice
The JJDPA supports meaningful and effective alternatives to incarceration for young people in states and communities across the country. Here are just a few examples.
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. 

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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