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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

 

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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.