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Urge leadership to pass the bipartisan JJDPA bill 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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See also:   Act4JJ.org   |   PromoteSafeCommunities.org   |   SparkAction's Juvenile Justice page

 

one thing
Urge leadership to pass the bipartisan JJDPA bill for fairer youth justice. Let's get this done.
 
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Quick shareables to activate your networks on Nov. 15, 2016.
 
YJAM
October is a month of change --  in many parts of the country, the leaves are changing and days are getting shorter. Fitting then, that this year, Youth Justice Awareness Month is changing to Youth Justice ACTION Month. 
 
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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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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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VIDEO & ACTION ALERT! The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is the nation's main juvenile justice law. It needs to be updated and strengthened to help states create fairer, more effective programs. It has been overdue for reauthorization since 2007.