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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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Jim St. Germain

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

June 28, 2017
Jim St. Germain

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.

One-Click Action: Urge Congress to Expand the Child Tax Credit to Help Our Families Today!

As a result of Hurricane Maria, more families are leaving Puerto Rico, in large part because they lack economic opportunities. In October alone, more than 67,000 people traveled from Puerto Rico to Florida.

Action Alert: Thank Congress for Getting the JJDPA Youth Justice Bill Done

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

Juvenile Justice 101

In Our Own Words: Youth-Led Strategies for Better Justice

February 26, 2019
Shamelen Henderson

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

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