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January 7, 2014 | Time for the Under 24 to Get Noticed

Do you know a young person using his or her talents, passion and creativity to shatter myths about drugs? SparkAction's Top 24 Under 24 Mythbusters celebrates youth-led work to inform and empower young people to make decisions based on science, not rumor.

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Under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), the nation’s main federal juvenile justice law, states must establish State Advisory Groups ...
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Each night, more than 60,000 of our children fall asleep in juvenile detention facilities and other residential placements. Ready why we need to improve juvenile ...
Read why police training on youth interaction and juvenile justice should be a priority.
JJDPA 40 anniversary
Photographer Richard Ross takes us inside the country’s juvenile detention facilities in an exhibit on display this week in Washington, DC, to commemorate the ...
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On Sept. 7, 2014, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA)—the nation’s main law governing state juvenile justice programs—turned 40. This ...
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Did you know using the average daily cost of incarceration, states across this country spent a combined $539,599 for one day to incarcerate kids fortruancy, ...
Karen Pittman, CEO of the Forum for Youth Investment, explains the top 5 reasons to look out for Citizen School founder, Eric Schwarz's new book, The ...
The federal debt impacts the budget process and is used by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to justify spending levels. Advocates need to understand it. This ...


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September 2014 is the 40th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act, the nation's landmark juvenile justice law. Congress is making federal funding decisions – so enter your Zip Code and lend your voice to this call to action!


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