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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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Thank the Ed & Workforce Committee for holding this hearing, and encourage passage of JJDPA this year.

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Resources for You

Our favorite JJDPA-related resources.

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

 

YJAM
The power for change lies in our communities. Every October, people all over the country come together to shed light on an issue that impacts nearly 250,000 youth each year. #YJAM!
 
appropriations
As Congress weighs how to spend federal dollars in 2016, it is essential that they not overlook investments in juvenile justice for.our country’s most valuable and vulnerable resource: our children. 
 
On May 18, the House Criminal Justice Appropriations Committee is expected to decide spending levels for federal juvenile justice funds for state programs. These programs keep families and communities safer, help young people get themselves back on track, and save money in the long run. We must fund them fully so they can be effective.
 
ACTJJ
On May 24, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee passed by voice vote the Fiscal Year 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations which contained a proposal to eliminate funding for critical juvenile justice programs authorized by Title II and Title V of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).
 
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Nicholas Turner, President of the nonprofit Vera Institute of Justice, reflects on what's broken in our justice system and how his organization plans to help fix it.