JJDPAmatters Letter

Letter-a-Day for the JJDPA

August 2, 2018

UPDATE: After 16 years, the bipartisan Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Ac (JJDPA) was reauthorized in December 2018! Learn more.

If you used our alerts or joined the Letter-A-Day campaign, below, to call for Congress to pass the JJDPA, thank you! Your voice made a difference.

Archived Text:

To celebrate the 44th anniversary of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) law on September 7, 2018, the Act 4 Juvenile Justice campaign will send 44 letters to Congressional leadership and the co-sponsors of the bipartisan JJDPA reauthorization bills passed in the House and Senate. If Congress fails to act, funding levels for states and core protections for young people are at risk.


  • Take action on Instagram. Here's how.
  • Please also use the alert below to send a message right to your Members of Congress. 


  • Sign up for your day to send a letter here.
  • Get talking points and guidelines here (Google doc). Read others' letters here.

Also, use our easy Action Alert to reach out directly to your Members of Congress and urge them to get this done.

Letters Sent:

September 19:
September 17:
September 14:
September 10:
September 5:
September 4:
August 20:
August 17: 
August 16: PDF iconJuvenile Justice Coalition (PDF)
August 13:
August 9:


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Originally published on August 2, 2018.