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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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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.

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

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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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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