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Congress is step closer to a long-awaited update for the nation’s main juvenile justice law.
For those who care about juvenile justice and opportunities for young people, this week brought both good news and bad.
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U. S. House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Federal Juvenile Justice Law  
Eyes on how the federal budget proposals impact the well-being of children and young people.
BUDGET PRIMER
A quick overview of the federal budget: what it is, what it does, and how the process works. Required reading for any aspiring advocate! (And a useful refresher for ...
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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 ...
Mill Poll
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.    
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List of organizations who support reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act
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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 ...
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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 ...
The Steering Committee of the National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition (NJJDPC) is submitting a letter in support of the ...
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New data highlight striking examples of the long-term effects of Medicaid—including better health, lower rates of mortality, better educational and economic ...
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In an analysis for SparkAction, Patrick Boyle takes a deeper look at federal spending for children and youth.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Despite a universally recognized need to further reduce delinquency and improve juvenile justice systems, federal appropriations for key federal juvenile justice ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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The President’s budget plan is the road map for early learning components, expanding the comprehensive supports offered to the most vulnerable ...