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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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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.
 
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Every state has implemented developmentally-appropriate juvenile justice reform over the last 15 years, according to a report supported by the MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change initiative.
 
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Restorative justice program manager, Yejide Ankobia, shares the impact of restorative practices and the transformative role that laws like the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) and the resources that come with it can play in a young person’s life.
 
Every day, it seems, criminal justice reform is in the news, and America finally seems to be taking the mass incarceration crisis seriously. Yet this focus has not extended to the progress made, and problems still faced, by young people caught up in the justice system.