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

 

Arne Duncan and youth
Returning to society after being incarcerated isn’t easy. Yet a group of formerly incarcerated youth that recently met with Secretary Arne Duncan and Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier are refusing to let their past lives determine their future.
 
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The Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at UC Berkeley published a report detailing a pilot program aimed at students of color and low-income families to shift from a zero-tolerance school discipline policy to a restorative justice policy.
 
Looking for information about recent youth justice reforms — or for inspiration and ideas based on reforms from other states? You can find them in NJJN’s Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform: 2009-2011.
 
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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!
 
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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.