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JJDPA at a Glance

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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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Resources for You

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

 

We need to be careful about the language we use to discuss mental health and juvenile justice—and even more careful about how we meet the mental health needs of justice-involved youth.
 
Eyes on how the federal budget proposals impact the well-being of children and young people.
 
Senator Ben Sasse
Kim entered the system when she was 11, but her time in Boys Town helped her have the childhood she needed.
 
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 even the most seasoned among us.)