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Tell your Senators: pass the bipartisan JJDPA reauthorization this fall, for fairer youth justice. Let's get this done.
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The top ten reasons Congress should act to reauthorize this critical law today—some of these may surprise you.
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First-generation college student Steven Pacheco spent a year in prison but rather than be derailed, he is now hard at work researching and advocating...

 

 


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  • JJDPA is the main federal juvenile justice law
  • JJDPA protects kids and promotes safe communities
  • JJDPA funding has been cut significantly over the last decade

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Congress begins summer recess on July 16, 2016.

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See also:   Act4JJ.org   |   PromoteSafeCommunities.org   |   SparkAction's Juvenile Justice page

 

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The U.S. has made progress in reducing the number of young people who are incarcerated, but researchers are finding an alarming trend: the rate of incareeration f youth of color rising. Here's a look.  
 
Take Action
Tell your Senators: pass the bipartisan JJDPA reauthorization this fall, for fairer youth justice. Let's get this done.
 
SteveP
First-generation college student Steven Pacheco spent a year in prison but rather than be derailed, he is now hard at work researching and advocating to improve our justice system. He shares his journey with us.
 
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Get a jumpstart on connecting with your elected officials on the issues you care about.
 
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For the second year in a row, the U.S. House Appropriators have defunded juvenile justice programming. Juvenile Justice Advocates Express Disappointment over Lack of Critical Funding for FY 2017.
 
With less than 100 days remaining on the 114th Congress’ legislative calendar, time is running out for Congress to come together to protect our children and our communities with the passage of S.1169 for JJDPA reauthorization. 
 
On Wednesday, May 18th, appropriators in the House of Representatives will meet to work on the House proposal and we encourage them to follow the lead of their Senate colleagues and ensure the law is adequately funded.