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afterschool alliance
The JJDPA connects to afterschool programs for important reasons: Here's why.  
The National Juvenile Justice Network’s Sarah Bryer discusses state juvenile justice reform victories led by advocates, and how those actions need to be mirrored and ...
With embedded racial inequality in the juvenile justice system, the JJDPA is working to reduce that with important programs and funding.
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The personal, powerful story behind the advent of October as Youth Justice Awareness Month.
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Collaborative State Advisory Groups, or SAGs, bring diverse perspectives into state juvenile justice programs—and are yet another way that the landmark JJDPA ...
AsYouth with disabilities are disproportionately represented in the juvenile justice system by a large margin - here's how JJDPA works to fix that.
Niasia Alvarez, aka Lady Infinite
How the three young New Yorkers, who all once spent time in lock-down facilities, are working to get their lives on track and turn longtime dreams into reality ...
September 10, 2013 JJDPA Matters: Here's Why
This landmark juvenile justice legislation is the only federal law that sets national standards for the care of youth in the juvenile justice system. It has ...
We talked with the folks leading NYC’s new kind of gang for good.
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A look at a decade of federal cuts to juvenile justice funding, and the impact on state programs and the youth involved.
Promising changes are afoot in the juvenile justice field. SparkAction’s Jan Richter has some don’t-miss examples from a recent Capitol Hill briefing on ...
dignity in schools
As we wrestle how to ensure the safety of our schools, a wave of legislative proposals to increase law enforcement presence in schools could have positive and ...
Funding cuts in Senate appropriations to juvenile justice programs show that we have a long way to go to protect youth in adult jails through policy and reforms.
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The advancement project explores the school-to-prison pipeline by talking to youth in schools with high security.
Mass incarceration of American youth is actually making the country’s crime problem worse, according to a study of Chicago youth incarceration.
Programs in N.Y. working hard to return normalcy to young people’s lives and end the school-to-prison pipeline.
Why the data on the sexual abuse of youth in adult prisons has some experts calling for more research.
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Bart Lubow, director of the juvenile justice strategy group at The Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, said there is reason to believe that the age of “mass ...
Youth across the country are leading a movement for solutions to gun violence that work.