JJDPA Matters

10 Days of Action for the JJDPA

November 14, 2017

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), the nation’s landmark law that sets standards and protections for youth in state juvenile justice programs, is 10 years overdue for reauthorization. This year, the House and Senate each passed bipartisan bills to reauthorize the JJDPA, and now Congress has to take the last step and get this unfinished business done. As musician and activist John Legend notes, millions of young people can’t wait.

From now until Thanksgiving, join the Act4JJ Campaign’s 10 Days of Action for the JJDPA! Because the #JJDPAmatters and it's time to get it done.

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NOV 14: SEND A TWEET TO #JJDPAmatters CHAMPIONS 

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NOV 15: SHARE HOW THE JJDPA WORKS

The #JJDPAmatters for many reasons. One is its support to Kentucky’s YMCA of Greater Louisville, circulate the NDD United’s Raise The Caps Report!

 Tell Congress to protect children, families & communities. Reauthorizing the #JJDPA is a step forward for #jjreform. Here's how: bit.ly/jjdpaNDD #JJDPAMatters

NOV 16: THROWBACK THURSDAY FOR THE JJDPA

Remember when THIS was a cutting-edge social media meme? We have been pushing hard to get the JJDPA reauthorized and fully funded since the early days of social media. We're closer now than ever! Let's come together to urge Congress to get this done.

Send a #TBT (throwback Thursday) image, or just copy and paste the text below. Read this blog and tell us why the #JJDPAmatters to you. Let them know this matters and it's time to get this done for our young people.

 

.@SenWhitehouse @ChuckGrassley @RepJasonLewis, you know that the #JJDPAmatters. We are 10 years overdue for reauthorization. Please continue to lead on getting this done! #TBT

Without the #JJDPA, close to 1 million of #youth who come in contact with the juvenile #justice system annually are at risk. @senatemajldr, the safe + equitable treatment of young people is in your hands. Lets get it done NOW! | #jjreform #kids  #investinkids #jjdpamatters

The #JJDPAmatters to me and it should to you. Thank you @senatorchuckgrassley  for being a chamipon for the #JJDPA. It’s time to rally your colleagues to get it done! | #jjreform #cjreform #kids #family #future #opportunity

 

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NOV 17: #FORWARDFRIDAY: SEND A MESSAGE

Research shows that if a Member of Congress receives a call about a particular issue more than five times, they are likely to be prompted to act. Let’s keep up the momentum to give the JJDPA the attention it needs.  Yesterday, we did a throwback, today we're moving forward (even though it's Flashback Friday on social).

Also, LIVE at 11:15 EST/ 8:15 PST, tune in to watch John Legend and the Safety and Justice Challenge #RethinkJails discussion:  https://www.facebook.com/johnlegend/

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I stand with those working to pass the #JJDPA. Are you with me? Tell Congress we’re in this together - for #jjreform! The #JJDPAmatters. Easy action alert: bit.ly/act4jjdpa  | #forwardfridays

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Live on FB! Watch @johnlegend and @safety_justice discuss America’s over reliance on jails. #RethinkJails: bit.ly/2muV0YM. Then, take 2 mins to Congress to tell them the #JJDPAmatters: bit.ly/act4jjdpa

 

NOV 18 & 19: SHARE THE COMMON SENSE CASE FOR CONGRESS TO ACT 

 

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READ: 10 reasons the #JJDPAmatters and why Congress should reauthorize this vital law today. Some may surprise you. bit.ly/10reasonsJJDPA

 

Next week's actions coming soon!


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