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.
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.
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.
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.