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October 10, 2016
Tell Your Senators: Pass the JJDPA Juvenile Justice Bill!
The House passed its reauthorization, now it's time for the Senate to pass the bipartisan JJDPA bill for fairer youth justice. Let's get this done.
October 3, 2016
10 Ways a Reauthorized JJDPA Would Improve Young Lives, Communities
The top ten reasons Congress should act to reauthorize this critical law today—some of these may surprise you.
September 23, 2016
House Passes Juvenile Justice Reauthorization!
On Sept. 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed what might be "the most significant justice reform measure to reach Obama in his tenure," according to ...
September 12, 2016
House Committee to Tackle Juvenile Justice Bill this Week
A bipartisan bill to reform and reauthorize the JJDPA, and help states improve juvenile justice programs may move in the House; if passed, it would strengthen ...
August 9, 2016
PODCAST: We Know What Works for Youth Justice, Are We Using that Evidence?
A lively discussion on what we know – and what we’re doing with that knowledge – about juvenile justice, with Karen Pittman of the Forum for Youth ...
August 1, 2016
VIDEO: Why the JJDPA Matters and What You Can Do
VIDEO & ACTION ALERT!
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is the nation's main juvenile justice law. It needs to be ...
July 22, 2016
Report: Troubling Trends in Youth of Color Incarceration
The U.S. has made progress in reducing the number of young people who are incarcerated, but researchers are finding an alarming trend: the rate of incareeration f ...
July 5, 2016
What Message are We Sending?
A Millennial's reaction to a new poll: "The Nation isn't putting its money where its mouth is" when it comes to young people.
July 5, 2016
Finding My Peace Through a Struggle for Justice: Steven Pacheco Part 1
First-generation college student Steven Pacheco spent a year in prison but rather than be derailed, he is now hard at work researching and advocating to improve our ...
June 1, 2016
CJJ's 2016 In-District Advocacy Toolkit
Get a jumpstart on connecting with your elected officials on the issues you care about.
May 25, 2016
Juvenile Justice Advocates Express Disappointment over Lack of Critical Funding for FY 2017
For the second year in a row, the U.S. House Appropriators have defunded juvenile justice programming. Juvenile Justice Advocates Express Disappointment over ...
May 23, 2016
3 Ways Juvenile Justice Impacts Your Community VIDEO
Rev. Rubén Austria on the less obvious ways our nation's approach to juvenile justice is influencing our communities.
May 20, 2016
SEL Challenge Video Chat Series
"Learning in Action" is a new series of monthly video chats that explore the first-hand experiences of the practices promote social emotional learning. Each ...
May 19, 2016
Cotton Out of Step on Justice Reform, Out of Line in Blocking JJDPA
With less than 100 days remaining on the 114th Congress’ legislative calendar, time is running out for Congress to come together to protect our children and our ...
May 17, 2016
Tell Congress to Make History During National Week of Action for Against Incarcerating Youth
On Wednesday, May 18th, appropriators in the House of Representatives will meet to work on the House proposal and we encourage them to follow the lead of their Senate ...
May 11, 2016
Show You Know it: Scenes from a Performance-Based High School
Janaisa changed schools with an entirely new approach to teaching, Performance-Based Assessment Tests. She shares her experience with tackling new testing ...
April 25, 2016
Press Release: Senate Appropriations Support Juvenile Justice Funding
Coalition Leaders Applaud Senate Appropriations Committee for Sending Strong Message of Support for Federal Funding of Critical Juvenile Justice Programs
April 22, 2016
Changing the Odds for Youth, by Design
Karen Pittman reflects on the progression of tools, resources, and leaders that are working to change the odds for entire zip codes by intentionally improving the ...
April 21, 2016
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: Protecting Kids, Protecting Communities – Youth Voices Call on Congress to Act
Years of research have shown that incarcerating a child for a status offense creates trauma and can increase the likelihood of future risky or even criminal behavior. ...
April 20, 2016
The Unexpected Trauma of Applying to College
College is a huge step in any students' career, but there are a lot of assumptions in the college process. Most of them are at the expense of students and ...
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