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.
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.
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.