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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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Tuesday, October 17

Join the #YJAM National Call-In Day for the JJDPA.

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Resources for You

Our favorite JJDPA-related resources.

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


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.)
When people think of advocacy, they tend to think of efforts inside the Beltway. But if you want to get things done, you shouldn’t forget to include some action on the state level, say some experts.
Quick shareables to activate your networks on Nov. 15, 2016.
The top ten reasons Congress should act to reauthorize this critical law today—some of these may surprise you.
It's fitting that this year, Youth Justice Awareness Month is changing to Youth Justice ACTION Month. 
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.