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Call on Your Senators to Fund Youth Justice Improvements!

Congress is still working to set government spending levels for fiscal year 2020, through the appropriations process. The U.S. House of Representatives has completed its appropriations bills, and the Senate is working on its version. Please take a minute to call and urge your Senators to fully fund the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. States need these funds to improve justice approaches, protect youth and promote safer communities.

OpportunityWeek

A Look at #OpportunityWeek 2018

December 3, 2018
Elly Belle

Kids Can't Wait: Update on the JJDPA!

UPDATE: After 16 years, the bipartisan Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Ac (JJDPA) was reauthorized on December 13, 2018! Learn more.

If you used our alerts below to activate on the JJDPA, thank you! Your voice made a difference.

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Tools to Help You #VoteYouthJustice

September 25, 2018
A SparkAction Round-Up

Take Action: Urge Iowa Senator Grassley to Get the JJDPA Done

Iowans, take a moment to thank Senator Grassley for his leadership on youth justice, and urge him to use his leadership to get the JJDPA done now!We’ve got everything you need to take two critical actions.

Act 4 JJ has a great one-page activation guide you can share with your Iowa networks.

1. MAKE A CALL TODAY

House Bill Defeated, but Message Remains Unchanged

On June 27, the US House of Representatives rejected the latest immigration bill (HR 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act) by a vote of 121-301. "No" voters included 112 Republicans and 189 Democrats. It is unclear whether Congress will return to this issue before the midterm elections.

Tell Rep. Culberson to fully fund the JJDPA!

Rep. John Culberson is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science of the House Appropriations Committee. This subcommittee is responsible for allocating funds to programs within the Department of Justice, including the JJDPA. The JJDPA sets federal standards to ensure a minimum level of safety and equitable treatment for youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.

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