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Federal Budget | Stories
September 23, 2016
House Passes Juvenile Justice Reauthorization!
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 ...
July 5, 2016
What Message are We Sending?
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.
January 20, 2016
Sign-On Letter for JJDPA Reauthorization
List of organizations who support reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act
January 1, 2016
Writing a Good Letter to the Editor
Letters to the Editor can help you get your message out to your community and to policymakers. Here are some tips to write and place them in local and online ...
December 18, 2015
Federal Spending to Improve Juvenile Justice Gets a Nudge in the Right Direction
If you care about fairer, more effective juvenile justice programs that help young people get their lives back on track while keeping communities safe, you’ll ...
October 28, 2015
Support the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015
The Steering Committee of the National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition (NJJDPC) is submitting a letter in support of the ...
July 13, 2015
Medicaid at 50: A Look at the Long-Term Benefits of Childhood Medicaid
New data highlight striking examples of the long-term effects of Medicaid—including better health, lower rates of mortality, better educational and economic ...
July 10, 2015
Public Supports Kids, the Money Doesn’t Follow
In an analysis for SparkAction, Patrick Boyle takes a deeper look at federal spending for children and youth.
June 25, 2015
Still Losing Ground: Children's Budget 2015
Things are looking up financially for the federal government, but you wouldn’t know it if you’re a kid. A new report finds that the share of federal ...
May 12, 2015
House and Senate Budget Makes Wrong Choices for Hard-Working Poor, Low-Income People
Low-income youth and adults need pathways to postsecondary education leading to good jobs, along with Pell Grants and other financial aid so they can afford it. Our ...
February 12, 2015
2016 Federal Budget: Opinions and Reactions
The 2016 Federal Budget is out and everyone is buzzing about what is and isn't a top priority. We're pretty excited to see education and job opportunity as a ...
November 25, 2014
Fund What Matters: the Future of Justice
Despite a universally recognized need to further reduce delinquency and improve juvenile justice systems, federal appropriations for key federal juvenile justice ...
August 26, 2014
The Federal Debt in 3 Minutes: VIDEO
The federal debt impacts the budget process and is used by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to justify spending levels. Advocates need to understand it. This ...
April 1, 2014
Rep. Paul Ryan's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget: Analyses & Reactions
The House Republican budget was presented on April 1 by Chairman Paul Ryan. Here are some reactions and analyses from our friends in the field, explaining what ...
March 20, 2014
President’s Budget Proposal Groundbreaking for Babies, Toddlers
The President’s budget plan is the road map for early learning components, expanding the comprehensive supports offered to the most vulnerable ...
December 11, 2013
What the New Budget Deal Means for Children, Youth and Families
A look at the two-year budget agreement reached in Congress on December 10.
November 14, 2013
How Has Sequestration Impacted You?
The impact of sequestration—the across-the-board cuts to discretionary spending done without discretion—instituted huge cuts that impacted everyday ...
October 29, 2013
5 Keys to Getting Your Message Across to Congress
What moves Members of Congress when they’re undecided on an issue? What’s the best way to have an impact on your Representative or Senator? The answers ...
October 18, 2013
Repressed Youth Engagement Not an Option
Government shutdowns affect everyone--including youth!
October 9, 2013
3 Things You Can Do About the Shutdown Right Now
Don’t just get mad, take action to help urge a responsible end to the shutdown that’s affecting millions of families and children.
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