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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

 

This holiday season, let Congress know that, while there is much left to do, we are thankful for the work that began in 2015 to address the needs of our most vulnerable youth.
 
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In the past few years, we have seen more mainstream attention both from community members and influential leaders to a population that has largely been invisible: young people involved in the juvenile justice system. This fall alone, Pope Francis spoke out about injustice in our justice system, in particular involving children and youth.
 
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Alicia Wilson-Ahlstrom shares the ways high-quality OST programs and The Readiness Project can employ practices that adults can put in place that increase the chance that young people develop the skill sets and mindsets to be ready for opportunities.  
 
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It is inconceivable that a system responsible for the administration of justice would allow such inequality and victimization to persist. We must do more to protect our nation’s young people. We need interagency cooperation to address the diverse needs and experiences of the nation’s most vulnerable youth. 
 
Emma Soler
It’s a bright and sunny Tuesday morning in bustling Washington, D.C., and I’m headed to jail.
 
To close out Youth Justice Awareness Month, the W. Haywood Burns Institute calls on Congress to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA).
 
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On Girls Justice Day, we stand with young women leaders to press for reform that addresses the needs and potential of girls in or at risk of entering the juvenile justice system.