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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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Resources for You

Our favorite JJDPA-related resources.

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


gender injustice
Every day in the U.S., abused and traumatized girls enter and are pushed through the justice system.
Rep Tony Cardenas
U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) sent a letter to Pope Francis, calling on him to address the importance of juvenile justice reform. Cárdenas has been a champion of justice reform for American youth since his earliest days in the California State Legislature.
Marc Schindler
On September 17th, a briefing in the Russell Senate Office Building was held to discuss the bipartisan bill S. 1169, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act (JJDPA) of 2015.
The Act4JJ Coalition, a group of more than 100 organizations have for 8 years been urging Congress to act on the JJDPA. If you care about kids, join their call in asking Congress to reauthorize now! 
power in partnerships
A coalition of national advocacy organizations is calling for stronger relationships between racial justice and LGBTQ groups to help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) celebrated its 41st birthday and the possibility of a new tune-up is on the horizon. 
It’s back to school time in the nation’s capitol and a buzz is in the air—traffic is picking up, parents are excited to get back to the routine of school days, and kids can’t wait to meet their new teachers and reconnect with old friends.  It’s a time for fresh starts and new beginnings—of opportunity to overcome academic challenges of the past and embra