Sign-On Letter for JJDPA Reauthorization

January 20, 2016
A large and diverse group of organizations (including us!) support reauthorization for the Juvenile Justice and Delinquence Prevention Act. See the full list of supporters here.
Reauthorization of the JJDPA is currently more than six years overdue. Congress can and should use the reauthorization of the JJDPA as an opportunity to strengthen accountability for federal spending, help states protect public safety, hold delinquent youth accountable, protect our children from harm, and provide rehabilitation services to prevent future delinquency. This landmark law was last reauthorized in 2002, but few substantive changes were made at that time. Since the last major reauthorization of the JJDPA nearly two decades ago, much more is known about what works and does not work to keep our communities safe and put youth on a better path.

If your group has not signed on already and would like to do so please email Naomi Smoot at with the name of your group as you would like to appear, and whether you are a state or national organization. 

Tweet your support for JJDPA:

Over 100 orgs support landmark law JJDPA, the only federal #jj bill designed to protect our youth #JJDPAMatters
I support JJDPA b/c it provides direction for states to improve #juvenilejustice programs for youth #JJDPAMatters




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