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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

 

The Supreme Court ruled that Miller v. Alabama's prohibition on teenagers sentenced to life imprisonment for murder must have a chance to argue that they be released from prison.
 
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List of organizations who support reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act
 
JJDPA matters
As we celebrate 41 years of the JJDPA, which is currently more than eight years overdue for reauthorization, we must remember that the continuing success of effective juvenile crime prevention and deterrence depends on Congress strengthening its provisions. Use this toolkit to urge Congress to reauthorize the JJDPA to protect our youth and communities. 
 
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New York Remains One of Two States to Automatically Prosecute 16 and 17-Year-Olds As Adults, Despite Risks to Youth and Public Safety
 
Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order directing the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, in collaboration with the Office of Children and Family Services, to implement a plan to remove minors from adult prisons in the state.
 
2016
If you care about fairer, more effective juvenile justice programs that help young people get their lives back on track while keeping communities safe, you’ll want to know what the federal budget agreement means for state programs.  Here’s a look at the juvenile justice provisions in the bill Congress just approved.
 
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Since reform efforts began in 2007, the average daily population in state-run juvenile correctional facilities dropped by more than 2,800 youth between 2007 and 2012. Over that same time period, Texas reduced funding for the operation of state-run secure facilities by more than $150 million and increased funding for local juvenile probation departments by approximately 38 percent.