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Tell your Representatives: pass the bipartisan JJDPA reauthorization 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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New! House floor vote expected 9/20/16.

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

 

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Tell your Representatives: pass the bipartisan JJDPA reauthorization for fairer youth justice. Let's get this done.
 
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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 juvenile justice advocates.
 
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A bipartisan bill to reform and reauthorize the JJDPA, and help states improve juvenile justice programs may move in the House; if passed, it would strengthen prevention and rehabilitation support for at-risk youth and juvenile offenders.
 
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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.  
 
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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 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.