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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

Our favorite JJDPA-related resources.

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

 

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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.
 
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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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