Format: 2014-10-24
reflection
Federal law defines any commercial sex act involving someone under the age of 18 as a “severe form of trafficking.” And yet every year in the United ...
YJAM
In celebration of National Youth Justice Awareness Month, the latest data on youth confinement is being compared. While there has been a significant reduction, a ...
shaking hands
People who run collective impact efforts say one of their toughest tasks is keeping community engagement going beyond the "summits" where everyone gets ...
briefing image
The National Council of Young Leaders, comprising 16 diverse opportunity youth from across the country, held a Congressional Briefing to share their Recommendations ...
JJDPAmatters
September marked the 40th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (JJDPA)—the nation’s main law governing state juvenile justice ...
students
A look at the pathways to education and employment that are available for young adults who drop out of school and are unemployed.
school bus
Most people would never think that a solution to a teenager's health and brain development would be sleeping more. Read why one parent is getting on board with ...
Under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), the nation’s main federal juvenile justice law, states must establish State Advisory Groups ...
incarceration
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 ...
jjdpamatters
Tired of sending out action alerts, op-eds, Facebook posts, and tweets about why the #JJDPAMatters? We hear you. But, this landmark law is important in ...
ferguson
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 ...
social media clients
Ever wondered how to improve your organization's social media effectiveness without a big staff or budget to devote? In SparkAction's newest how-to tutorial, learn ...
jjdpa at 40
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 ...
children smiling
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, ...
BOOK COVER
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 ...