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No matter what area you care most about, consider this: Children, teens and communities thrive when we recognize that development cuts across domains, settings, and disciplines. It's all related—a family's struggle with finances can affect a child's health; what a teen does after school has a big impact on how well he or she learns, and several longitudinal studies show that when states invest in early learning, they spend less in special education and juvenile justice services.

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jjdpa 10 days of action

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

November 16, 2017
Frances Medina

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.

REPORT COVER

OJJDP is Failing Our Kids

October 23, 2017
Rachel Marshall
TRENDS

State Trends Report Launch

October 16, 2017

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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