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Congress, fully fund 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.

As the Appropriations Committee begins the process for FY 2019, it's important for your representatives to hear from constituents about the importance of funding the JJDPA.

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It’s Time to Invest in Youth

April 2, 2018
Rachel Marshall
JJDPA Matters

Join the #JJDPAmatters Activation this week!

January 22, 2018
Justice for Tribal Youth

Justice for Tribal Youth

November 17, 2017
Rachel Marshall
jjdpa 10 days of action

#TBT: It’s time to Get the JJDPA Done!

November 16, 2017
Frances Medina

OJJDP is Failing Our Kids

October 23, 2017
Rachel Marshall

State Trends Report Launch

October 16, 2017

John Legend Explains How This Bill Could Help Reform Youth Incarceration

Over the past two years, through my FREEAMERICA initiative, I have traveled the country meeting with and learning from those impacted by the criminal justice system.

Jim St. Germain

A Stone of Hope: Jim St. Germain's #youthvoice

June 28, 2017
Jim St. Germain

Contact Your Senators: Tell Them It's Time to Get This Done!

The JJDPA sets basic standards and protections for youth in state juvenile justice programs, and it's back on the table in 2017. The House has already passed its bill, and now we call on the Senate to get this done in 2017!

This week, we are calling on Senate leadership, Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Chairman Grassley (R-IA) to make JJDPA reauthorization a priority. We are also calling on Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) to release his hold.

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